It is with great excitement that we share a wonderful story of Ora Eliason, a student of Capsicum Culinary Studio, now working with the world famous Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro.
Ora is currently studying towards the Diploma in Patisserie at the Capsicum Cape Town Campus. After completing the first phase of the programme in 2014, she set out to broaden her horizons and wanted to complete the industry placement phase in New York, USA.
She applied for an internship at Buddy’s Cake Factory, but was told that all the internship positions have been filled. Ora then took a chance and approached him directly and explained that it was her dream to work for him and that she is from South Africa. He decided to give her an opportunity and she has now been working for him for three months. She will also be appearing in at least three of the Cake Boss episodes alongside Buddy.
Ora is from Cape Town, so naturally Buddy invited her to accompany him on his recent tour to South Africa where she assisted him at the Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show. Ora says she is looking forward to going back to work at Buddy’s Cake Factory for another three months, after which she will return to Cape Town to complete the Diploma programme.
“Buddy has been my role model for a very long time,” Ora said at the Good Food and Wine Show. “He inspired me to start baking. For years I watched him on the popular television show, Cake Boss.”
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