Mimi is from the Ivory Coast, in West Africa. Her first language is French, but she also speaks English (“with a little difficulty”, she says, but that’s never stopped her from getting people in line!). As the packing manager, she’s the most important person for ensuring we always have the best quality bread in stock for our wholesale customers. She has to make sure that we are sending the freshest items, in consistent sizes, for hundreds of orders per day. Mimi says that her favorite bread from the bakery is the Pizza Bianca, our long rosemary focaccia bread: “It’s the best bread for making sandwiches!” She, for example, likes making her turkey sandwiches with it. The bakery makes ours with a potato bun, but we’re always looking for new ideas! Maybe we’ll try making a sandwich next with Mimi’s secret hot sauce recipe, if she ever decides to share it.
However, like lots of people at Grandaisy, she has lots of duties! Mimi is also in charge of our online bakeshop, keeping it up-to-date with our seasonal items. From deciding on what to include, to taking photos, to shipping the items out, she oversees it all. She’s very well versed in all of our products, because her first job at the bakery was serving customers in our storefront. She has been working at the bakery for over twelve years now. Despite all that time, the best part of working at Grandaisy, for Mimi, is the people: “The people here make it fun to come to work everyday.” We think everyone at the bakery would agree with her on that! Mimi’s always helping to organize birthday parties, baby showers and other celebrations of her fellow Grandaisy employees, reminding us all every day that we’re not just coworkers; we’re family.
Thank you for reading about Mimi! It is the skill and positive energy of everyone who works at Grandaisy Bakery that ensures a great product, a strong community and a happy customer.