Starting from Scratch
My name is Cat, as a new member to this site it seemed appropriate to write in the "introductions and ideas" forum. I am in need of any help/advice you as community are willing to give, all of which would be greatly appreciated, but first a little more about myself. I am professional athlete and have been playing basketball in Europe and Australia for the past 5 years. I am currently at a point of transition in my life and would like to begin that transition into baking and pastries. My only experience comes from working in a bakery from the age of 15-21, and have since dedicated myself to finishing my degree and then professional basketball.
The idea is to get advice here, and write to bakeries in the Philadelphia area to see if an internship/stage is available, which would allow me to get my feet wet again, learn and gain more experience. I understand my lack of experience is a set back and it can be competitive, an desire I am all to familiar with :), but working hard and starting from scratch is not new to me, an am more than willing.
Again, any ideas/advice/help on where to start, what avenues to pursue, places to contact, ANYTHING, would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance for your time and help you may give!