From line cook to apprentice bakers
Ah Mei and Wei Wei are both representations of the importance of perseverance and tenacity. Throughout their careers in the food and beverage industry, they were both made redundant twice; but that didn’t’ stop them.
Always up for a challenge, the duo reached out to Agnes and were greatly interested in being re-trained as bakers. In the past, they have worked tirelessly in a bakery and café, gaining well-rounded and real-time experience that has resulted in tremendous growth. Now, both in their mid to late 50’s, they are armed with all the skills of a professional baker, and have been working diligently as a core part of the Cookie Smiles team.
From not understanding the difference between types of flour to now using all kinds of specialized baking ingredients, both Ah Mei and Wai Wai have proven that redundancy and despondency is only a state of mind. One's attitude must always remain healthy in order to turn a bad situation into a good one. Both Cookie Smiles and the EAGAA are very proud to be part of their journey and hope that their success story is only the first of many.
Joining our team in March 2021, we are delighted to welcome Ah Tong to the Cookie Smiles team. Although he suffers from a speech impediment, by no means it limits Ah Tong in his efforts and ambition towards life. He is currently training for the Paralympics Games, and is continuing to assist us full-time in the kitchen.
Joining our team in September 2021, Ah Mei is a valuable member of the Cookie Smiles team. In spite of her limitations, she is endeavoring to support the team the best she can. She is continuing to assist us part-time in the kitchen.
Joining our team in April 2023, Ah Lan is excelling at varied tasks and is loved by all member of the Cookie Smiles team. She is self-motivated and responsible in spite of her limitations. She is continuing to assist us part-time in the Production & Kitchen.