We wouldn't be what we are today without the fabulous folks who make it happen.
Meet Ayumi, One Girl Cookies' Pastry Chef
Where are you originally from?
Takarazuka, (Between Osaka and Kobe) Japan
What brought you to New York City?
Cooking school (Natural Gourmet Institute) and I just fell in love with this city!!!
What neighborhood do you live in?
Edge of Park Slope, Windsor Terrace
What do you do when you're not at OGC?
Still exploring NYC. There are so many places to go. And I love to show my friends NYC when they visit from Japan!! I always take them to One Girl Cookies and they love the shop!!
You can also visit Ayumi's blog to see more of what she does on her weekend (and how she makes those amazing cakes!):
How long have you been working at One Girl Cookies?
It's been more than 3 years!!! That was so quick!!
What are some of your past jobs?
In Japan I was working in student services and sales at a French cooking school Le Cordon Bleu. I've always been in the food industry but not in the kitchen myself. It was a really good experience for me to work with so many talented chefs. I also got to see and taste so much good food and pastries. Also I met many coworkers and students who were real foodies!! I learned a lot there!!
Read any good books recently?
I'm reading "Flowers for Algernon." I saw the drama in Japan which was based on this story. Now I'm reading the original version, in English, and I was surprised that it was in NYC! I know Central Park, I know the school where Charlie went (One of my friends was working there as a volunteer) so it is really interesting to read this book right now. And Charlie was working in the bakery in NYC.
Do you have a favorite memory at One Girl Cookies?