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I haven’t written about this on Sugared & Spiced yet, but it’s been 6 months since I got back to working full time in a professional pastry kitchen.

還未在Sugared & Spiced上寫過這件事情,不過我回到專業甜點廚房全職工作,已經六個月了。


A lot of people were surprised about this decision. It certainly seemed like I was living the ideal life – teaching pastry classes and writing on Sugared & Spiced was the perfect combination, and I also had the flexibility to travel whenever I wanted. Why would I quit this to go back to the professional kitchen, where it’s nothing but intense physical work, and getting paid only a fraction of what I was earning working for myself?

Because that, for me at the time, was too comfortable.




I was working in Paris for about three years, which is very short as far as a patissier career goes. Sure, what I had in my pocket was adequate for teaching classes and perhaps even for opening a shop, but it didn’t feel “enough”. For the past two years in Shanghai, I was making pastries mostly for classes, which were too simple compared to the ideas I had in my mind. So I started to look for opportunities that can allow me to, simply put, level up.



So when such an opportunity presented itself, I pushed myself to grab it.



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January 7th, 2018 at 2:15 pm

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February 19th, 2012 at 1:48 am

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February 8th, 2012 at 8:00 am

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Happy Birthday!

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Hello foodies & foodies,


Well well, let’s take a look at the stats:

  • total blog posts: 198
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  • average views per day in the past month: 651
  • highest view per day of all time: 1,434
  • most popular post: Shanghai Brunch Guide, 1,969 views
  • kg gained: 2.5

Many thanks :)

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August 26th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

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