Bakery student Sonya Mehmi

Bakery student Sonya Mehmi

“I’m proud to say that I’ve worked in an Italian bakery and learnt how to make a range of traditional products,” says 19-year-old Sonya Mehmi who spent two weeks working in Pasticceria Robiglio, a popular pastry shop in the heart of Florence, during a work experience placement funded by the Erasmus+ programme.

Sonya, who studied for the Level 3 diploma in professional bakery, added: “I’ve loved baking since I was a little girl and after starting my A Levels at school  I realised that sixth form wasn’t for me, so decided to pursue my passion instead.

“Without baking I don’t know where I’d be.  I can’t imagine doing anything else and working in Florence has been a great experience and will look great on my CV when I’m applying for jobs in the future.”

Sonya is pictured showing off some of the pastries she made whilst working in Pasticceria Robiglio in Florence.

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