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Last updated: 1.20pm, Friday 31st August 2018 by Jennifer MacDonald-Nethercott

The Scotland Food and Drink Fortnight kicks off on the 1st September and runs until the 16th September and this year’s theme is all about Young People and their future in food and drink.

At Maclean’s Highland Bakery we’re taking the opportunity to highlight some of the young people in our business who are part of ensuring we offer the very best when it comes to baking.

We interviewed 3 of our team to share a bit more about them and what they do at Maclean’s Highland Bakery.

Q&A

Name: Amy McBean
Age: 19
When did you join the team? 6th June 2016
What is your role? Confectioner
What do you enjoy most about it? I enjoy the creativity I get to show and the variety of cakes I get to make. I enjoy learning new tricks of the trade everyday too.
What is your favourite Maclean’s product? Chicken and Haggis pies.
If you weren’t a baker what do you think you’d be doing? Well I did originally apply for Professional Cookery at Moray College so probably still at college with a part time job somewhere
When you’re not baking what do you enjoy doing? I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, reading mostly cake magazines, shopping and making the most of being outside.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time? Making Julie’s retirement cake! It would be nice to have travelled somewhere and started up my own wee corner cake shop.


Name: Scott Anderson
Age: 22
When did you join the team? 2 weeks ago, so mid-August 2018!
What is your role? Baker
What do you enjoy most about it? Seeing and eating the finished products.
What is your favourite Maclean’s product? Has to be the GI Wastle loaf.
If you weren’t a baker what do you think you’d be doing? Not much! I was never sure what I wanted to do and fell into baking. I’m really happy doing that.
When you’re not baking what do you enjoy doing? I enjoy walking my dog, boxing and cycling.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time? Hopefully still making GI Wastle loaves.

Name: James Anderson
Age: 23
When did you join the team? Over 8 years ago.
What is your role? Biscuit supervisor
What do you enjoy most about it? I enjoy working with the team and sending our biscuits around the world.
What is your favourite Maclean’s product? The rhubarb and custard biscuits.
If you weren’t a baker what do you think you’d be doing? I have no clue! Enjoy working at Maclean’s too much!
When you’re not baking what do you enjoy doing? Going out with my friends and football.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time? Still packing biscuits.

You can enjoy the work of Amy, Scott and James in our shortbread, biscuits and bakery products across the world from our shops in Forres, Lossiemouth and Grantown on Spey to national retails and in Canada, USA, China, Denmark, Singapore and UAE.

Watch the video celebrating our 40 years in baking here. http://www.macleansbakery.com

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