Sharon Chigeza Post Correspondent
WOMEN in Mutare have formed the first Bakers Guild that seeks to enhance quality of products and improve baking skills in bakers across the city.
Mutare Bakers Guild, founded early this year is a non-profit alliance of passionate and professional bakers, suppliers, students, home bakers and bakery owners and managers that seeks to produce world class quality cakes.
Speaking on the sidelines of the second guild meeting held at Lighthouse Christian centre last week, chairperson of Mutare Bakers Guild, Christine Rushwaya said that the guild was brought into existence by passionate bakers dotted across the city.
“Mutare Bakers Guild was officially formed by a group of passionate bakers on February 10 with bakers from around Mutare gathering to form an administrative committee.
“The guild comprises professional bakers, home bakers, students and anyone who loves cake baking and decorating,” she said.
The guild mainly comprises 60 female bakers and is open to entry by anyone with a passion for cakes and cake making.
Their main objective is to groom cake makers in and around Mutare through training and mentoring from experienced bakers who provide skills of new trends in the cake making industry.
“Our vision is to be internationally recognized in the cake making industry by providing world class expertise in current baking trends whilst alleviating high levels of unemployment in Zimbabwe,” said Ms Rushwaya.
Mutare Bakers Guild is a community of cake makers and bakers who work together to support the principle and the practice of producing the highest quality baked goods. The members are a funky, independent, creative and colourful group who value and promote baking education and thrive on the lively exchange of ideas.
There are several similar guilds in Bulawayo and Harare with which the Mutare Guild is constantly in touch.