Teenage chocolatier hopes to taste her second award
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.
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