MP Tessa Munt swaps Parliament for bakery role
MP has swapped parliament for a baker's shop this week during
her ongoing summer of 'fact-finding work experience'.
Munt has rolled up her sleeves to spend time at Burns the Bread
in Glastonbury, where she's been making pasties, cakes, pastries
started her day by greeting owner Bob Burns at 5.45am for a quick
tour of the bakery before getting down to work under the supervision
of the firm's experienced and long-serving bakers.
learned how to knead dough, made bread rolls and currant buns,
and fill and fold savoury slices.
watched the sandwich making team getting ready for the morning
rush which takes place from before seven until lunchtime.
as well as learning about how our favourite baked treats are made,
she was also very keen to quiz Bob and his team about their experience
as a medium sized business which has expanded in recent years.
said: "Anyone who knows me will understand my enthusiasm
for spending a day with Bob and his dedicated team. I'm a self-confessed
cake addict! Baking is hard work, but being involved in the preparation
and baking before Bobs hungry customers buy from his busy
High Street shops in Glastonbury, Wells, Street, and Castle Cary
was very satisfying."
was also there with my business hat on and I am keen to listen
and learn. Bob started baking at the age of 12 and has done a
brilliant job with his business which now employs over 70 members
of staff and serves in excess of 10,000 savouries and 4,000 sandwiches
per week to roughly 12,500 customers!"
said: "It's great to know that our local MP is truly interested
in the people and businesses that she represents. Tessa was truly
interested in all aspects of our business and what makes it 'tick'
on a daily basis."