After a great 12 weeks of work experience, the very talented Ger Colgan finished up with us in April. Ger is now off to set up her own cake business and we wish her massive success. We hope there will be time for a few Dublin Cookie Company cameos along the way :).
Here’s what Ger had to say about her time here: My name is Ger Colgan and as the final phase of my three year degree course in DIT, studying Bakery and Pastry Arts Management, I was required to do a twelve week work placement. Jenny and Elaine from The Dublin Cookie Co. agreed to take me on and the twelve weeks came and went in what seems like a flash yet somehow it feels like I have been there for years. During my time there I not only learned the cookie recipes and baking techniques but came away with a better understanding of how a small food business works. Jenny and Elaine very generously shared the knowledge they have gained from their own experience in setting up. I was very lucky to have been with them as they transitioned from production unit to retail unit and it was a very exciting time.
I really enjoyed that there was always something to do. An order to fill, a festival to get ready for or even a meeting about Haccp. My favourite days were NPD or New Product Development days! We got to play around with flavours and design and came up with a few great products.
Jenny and Elaine work very hard every day and yet still found the time to be supportive mentors while I was on placement. They made sure I always had opportunities to learn new things that will help me in my career. I enjoyed every minute of my time there and am very grateful to them for the experience.