MUM’S EARNING HER CRUST
MUM who was studying to become a psychologist has dropped her degree to open a bakery and takeaway in Hayes.
Jabina Tariq-Kureshi had been learning through the Open University for four years, specialising in autism – her 11-year-old son Hassan has the condition.
But with only a year left on her course, she decided to follow her passion for baking instead, by opening Yum Yum, in North Hyde Road.
She said: “Baking and cooking were always my pastimes anyway, so I just thought I could utilise that in a better way.”
She added: “It’s going really well and business is picking up. I’ve already made regular customers and they are coming virtually every ry day for the same thing, which h is brilliant.”
The business, which ch sells breakfasts, sandwiches, paninis, pastries, cakes and curries, has opened in the premises formerly occupied by Pizza Delicacia, which has now moved next door.
For three years in the 1980s, it was run by Miss Tariq-Kureshi’s mother, Kalsum, as a bakery called Khobz-AlYom – meaning daily bread in Arabic.
Miss Tariq-Kureshi, of Tangmere Gardens, Northolt, took out a £60,000 loan to transform the building from an empty shell over 10 weeks, installing a new floor, ceiling, kitchen and new furniture.
She was recently granted a licence to set up tables and chairs outside the front of the premises, which she has now done.
Looking back on her degree, she said: “What I’m doing now I’d say is different – that was certainly more intensive. It was burning the candle at both ends. It depends which way you look at it though, because it’s so difficult to predict what’s going to happen here fr from one day to the next.” She a added: “I think the ris risk was worth takin taking, because we’ve star started getting some reg regular customers, wh which is w wonderful.”
n FRESH START: JabinaJab Tariq-Kureshi is pursuingpur her passion for b baking at Yum Yum (below)(below
n YUM YUM: The bakery, in North Hyde Road, Hayes, sells breakfasts, sandwiches, paninis, pasteries, cakes and curries