We started the Bakehouse to meet an identified need: to empower women in the greater Myanmar economic and social communities. By providing our apprentices opportunities to gain life and work skills, they gain dignity and confidence to move into the workforce as employees and small business owners. Our women commit, receive a fair wage salary and benefits and work hard to change their lives.
Our apprentices learn professional knowledge and skills much needed to secure a lasting career in the food and beverage industry. They spend their first 3 months in classroom training, covering topics ranging from personal and kitchen hygiene to cooking methods, classic sauces, proper food storage, recipe reading and more. Then, they spend the remaining 4 months practicing skills in one of our training cafes or production baking facility.
In partnership with our NGO friends, our apprentices attend life skill classes. We believe life skills are critical to long term economic empowerment. These classes provide information relevant to everyday life and give women a range of newfound knowledge for themselves and their families as well as empower them to share with others in their communities.
If you have interest in learning more about us, please see our media kit PDF.
If you would like to request a site visit, interviews, or more information, please contact our Marketing Director, Heatherly Bucher.