After a lot of hard work, late nights reading, completing documentation and training courses, I welcomed an inspection from the council to rate my kitchen and cooking practices.
I dedicate a lot of time to ensuring high levels of food safety and hygiene, so the assessment I hoped would confirm this, but the proof is in the pudding as they say!
And so the time arrived, rating awaited and what can only be compared to a bake-off style technical challenge was completed, along with in-depth discussions on all aspects of food production. Then waited nervously while the inspector reviewed the visit.
I am so pleased to say that I have been awarded the highest rating for food standards for compliance with food hygiene and safety, structural requirements and management and control procedures.
A 5 star rating for midnightbaker13!
As my baking journey evolves, I have an increasing will and desire to put these new found skills to good use. Last year saw me bake for Macmillan and I suppose this was the catalyst for many of the Charity Bake Sales that have followed.
Little did I know that baking for charity would provide me with the opportunity to engage with so many different people and organisations, with a shared view of, supporting the cause, spreading the message, fundraising and of course sharing the love of a favorite bake!
So here I am one year on, sending my creations off to raffle once more. Will they be wanted? Will they raise money? Yes, It seems they are, both raising a staggering £400 in raffle ticket sales.
Life isn't always sweet, but facing challenges is a bit like a Charity Fundraiser, easier when done together and with a cup cake in each hand