April 2010, John moved to Sweden with his family and learned Swedish very quickly. The first day in school I was very nervous because I could not speak Swedish, I was speaking English all the time.
The day we had home economics, we learned how to bake a cupcake, after school I went home and started to bake and experiment. I was interested in baking and cooking since then and therefore I studied culinary to learn more.
What is your goal?
Today I am 19 years old and after five years I am 24. I see myself working in this profession and have already succeeded. There is a tendency that I will continue to work as a pastry chef than a baker. I do not know, but time can tell what's going to happen when it comes to that. Right now I'm still working on it and I want to take advantage of all the opportunities that come. But who knows, I may have earned enough money to open a bakery or cafe one day.
I canceled no 2 job offerings, at a bar and restaurant after I had been admitted to the academy. To refuse these opportunities was easy - not because I had better things to do, but because I'm still young and hopeful. I think this line would be the perfect step for my future career as a pastry chef.
What I love most about bakery is the whole process of baking everything from scratch and from how everything is mixed together to create something wonderful and delicious. I also love to invite my friends to the pastries I have done. My friends feel special when I've only baked something for them. I love working with my hands and seeing that it came out of the oven is a work of love and part of the creative process.
Right now, I only have a few days left in Malmö before I start studying in Switzerland at a Professional Swiss Pastry and Chocolate Arts - Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland.