CAP Pastry diploma: in my pocket!
I had exactly this expression this afternoon when I checked online the results for my pastry exam: well, I got it! It’s mine! 😀
I now have a Certificate of Professional Aptitude (CAP) of pastry, the “entry-level” diploma that allows working in a pastry shop or even opening a new one.
So I’ve got my diploma: now what?
That’s a very good question, thanks for asking. As a matter of fact, I have a small career plan ready to keep track of my progress on the “Road to Pastry”, and today I can definitely add one “tick”, yay!
Jokes apart, I really don’t know what to do exactly next. I currently work as a product manager in an IT company and becoming a pastry apprentice now would imply a significant decrease in salary.
I’d like to get some experience in some other ways: I’ve noticed that big hotels/restaurants and shops often need people for a few days with a contract called “extra”… and here in Cannes there are plenty of big 5-star hotels!
Now I just have to find a way to explain them WHY they would need me…