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Clare Andrews

Test Kitchen Manager


I joined the company in 1993. I’d just left fashion college and needed to pay off my overdraft. I thought I’d only be here six months – now 22 years later, here I am.

My first role was on the production line working on a new range of celebration cakes by Jayne Asher. 3D celebration cakes were new to us then, and a challenge for us all. I still have the original photo of the Jayne Asher team when she visited us to see her cakes being made.

Working here gave me real confidence to work closely with people. I soon started doing a lot with the kitchen team. I began by sketching cake ideas for them – now I’m development kitchen manager. I work with our development account managers to develop new products, troubleshoot recipes, and collaborate with our customers on their new lines.

I love being creative with new and interesting ingredients and on new projects. The people I work with are such a great team and we face exciting challenges together every day.

Favourite product: Red Velvet Cake

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