Social Creative Conversations

Removing Barriers & Empowering Equity : Meet The Pastry Project

April 16, 2021 Amy Vallejo Season 1 Episode 13
Removing Barriers & Empowering Equity : Meet The Pastry Project
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Social Creative Conversations
Removing Barriers & Empowering Equity : Meet The Pastry Project
Apr 16, 2021 Season 1 Episode 13
Amy Vallejo

You've never met a more powerful pastry.    The buttery,  decadent (sometimes ugly delicious) goodies that come from the kitchen at The Pastry Project represent a fair opportunity for many to break into the pastry industry, and learn job skills that can propel them into a successful career.   That's the hope and mission that Heather Hodge and Emily Kim dreamed up and this social enterprise is nothing less than a phenomenal asset to our city's thriving food scene.    After leading social and kitchen staffing roles at Seattle's famed Molly Moon's Ice Cream Shop, these two saw barriers to entry and moved quickly to remedy with their own free 14 week training program.    The thoughtful insight in removing barriers for students - even beyond the immediate needs of a teaching classroom, exhibit the deep hearts of these women who care for the equity of human beings.   Through strong partnerships with local companies, new graduates can feel confident to pursue dreams in the industry and beginners can have an opportunity to learn thanks to referrals from contributing non-profits.   

Our conversation occurred during the midday baking buzz, as you'll hear from their neighbor The London Plane.   It's about as authentic as it gets, and I love it.    Learn about Heather and Emily's admiration for each other and the real struggles they faced in their life's journey and Pastry Projects first year.   Emily also shares an intimate and personal process of a post she wrote regarding the recent tragedies in the AAPI community.   Her words prompted a thoughtful conversation in my own home regarding culture, discrimination, and our greater awareness to the pain and hate that has existed for so long. 

This is a worthy listen. I hope you'll find time for it.

For more information about The Pastry Project, or to order a goody box,  kit or take a class:
www.thepastryproject.co

Find them on Instagram at :
@thepastryproject_

Help support and fund their 14 week training program: https://www.thepastryproject.co/donate


So excited to have The Pastry Project as a collaborator for our Modern May Day  experience May 7, 2021.   Check it out, see their contribution, and register here:
www.wearesocialcreative.com

Social Creative Workshops | Social Creative Conversations Podcast
Amy Vallejo | founder, co-collaborator
wearesocialcreativeworkshops@gmail.com
www.wearesocialcreative.com
@socialcreativeworkshops


Show Notes

You've never met a more powerful pastry.    The buttery,  decadent (sometimes ugly delicious) goodies that come from the kitchen at The Pastry Project represent a fair opportunity for many to break into the pastry industry, and learn job skills that can propel them into a successful career.   That's the hope and mission that Heather Hodge and Emily Kim dreamed up and this social enterprise is nothing less than a phenomenal asset to our city's thriving food scene.    After leading social and kitchen staffing roles at Seattle's famed Molly Moon's Ice Cream Shop, these two saw barriers to entry and moved quickly to remedy with their own free 14 week training program.    The thoughtful insight in removing barriers for students - even beyond the immediate needs of a teaching classroom, exhibit the deep hearts of these women who care for the equity of human beings.   Through strong partnerships with local companies, new graduates can feel confident to pursue dreams in the industry and beginners can have an opportunity to learn thanks to referrals from contributing non-profits.   

Our conversation occurred during the midday baking buzz, as you'll hear from their neighbor The London Plane.   It's about as authentic as it gets, and I love it.    Learn about Heather and Emily's admiration for each other and the real struggles they faced in their life's journey and Pastry Projects first year.   Emily also shares an intimate and personal process of a post she wrote regarding the recent tragedies in the AAPI community.   Her words prompted a thoughtful conversation in my own home regarding culture, discrimination, and our greater awareness to the pain and hate that has existed for so long. 

This is a worthy listen. I hope you'll find time for it.

For more information about The Pastry Project, or to order a goody box,  kit or take a class:
www.thepastryproject.co

Find them on Instagram at :
@thepastryproject_

Help support and fund their 14 week training program: https://www.thepastryproject.co/donate


So excited to have The Pastry Project as a collaborator for our Modern May Day  experience May 7, 2021.   Check it out, see their contribution, and register here:
www.wearesocialcreative.com

Social Creative Workshops | Social Creative Conversations Podcast
Amy Vallejo | founder, co-collaborator
wearesocialcreativeworkshops@gmail.com
www.wearesocialcreative.com
@socialcreativeworkshops