Teenage choco­latier hopes to taste her sec­ond award

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PRIDE OF BUCKS 2015 -

A TEENAGE ap­pren­tice who is tak­ing the first steps on her ca­reer has been nom­i­nated for a Pride of Bucks award.

Amy Nash only started her 12-month ap­pren­tice­ship at Au­berge du Cho­co­lat, in Chess Moor Busi­ness Park, Moor Road, Che­sham, last De­cem­ber al­ready has one award un­der her belt.

Now the 19-year-old has now been nom­i­nated for the em­ployee/busi­ness per­son of the year award, spon­sored by BP Collins.

Au­berge’s man­ag­ing direc­tor Anne Scott, who runs the fam­ily-owned busi­ness with her hus­band Ian, was de­lighted to hear the news.

She said: “We would very hap­pily sec­ond any nom­i­na­tion.

“She has re­ally, re­ally come on in­cred­i­bly well. What’s nice about it, when you’re think­ing about some­one as an em­ployee, is that she is think­ing about the busi­ness rather than just think­ing about it as a job.

“She has a def­i­nite pride in where she works and try­ing to make it work bet­ter. She is to­tally fo­cused on where she wants to go.”

Amy com­pleted a twom­onth trainee place­ment at the ar­ti­san choco­late and ice cream busi­ness be­fore be­ing taken on as an ap­pren­tice.

Since then she has been learn­ing to mas­ter the skills of the trade from how to make ice cream to dif­fer­ent choco­late tech­niques as well as for­mal train­ing on man­ag­ing pa­per work.

No two days are the same and Amy also runs choco­late work­shops as well as chil­dren’s birth­day par­ties.

Amy said her proud­est mo­ment so far was scoop­ing an award at the 2015 Ice Cream Al­liance Na­tional Ice Cream Com­pe­ti­tion for her rasp­berry frozen yo­ghurt. Although ap­pre­hen­sive about en­ter­ing, she was over the moon to learn that she had won.

Lost for words at hear­ing

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