By the age of 21 I relocated to Locarno, a touristy town at the shore of Lago Maggiore, in the southern, italian speaking part of Switzerland, where I continued to work as a baker-confectioner.
By the late 1990’s I made the transition into to IT-business. For the next 10 years I worked in banking environments in support and system engineering, contributing also to large IT-projects in Switzerland and many other countries. In what turned out to be the last working place in Switzerland, I administered the IT-infrastructure of a small trading office in Zurich.
In autumn of 2009 I could fulfill a yearlong dream, living in the high north, when I moved to Muonio, a small town located some 160km above the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. During the first winter season I worked as chef baker-confectioner in a coffee shop in Levi, a busy wintersport center in Lapland who is known for hosting the first FIS slalom competitions of the season. The following summer I attended a Finnish language course in an attempt to better learn this somewhat difficult language.
In autumn 2010 I started my own company to promote my photography and also offer my services as baker-confectioner and IT-Specialist.
You might wonder why this section is on a photographers website?
Well, I did grow up in my parents bakery and worked as baker-confectioner in my younger years.
A profession I still very much like and now here is the newest project:
Swiss Cafe Konditoria
Since August 27th 2012 I am baking at Swiss Cafe Konditoria located in Puthaanrannantie 5, downtown Muonio
Come in and taste the freshly made delicacies with a cup of coffee or Swiss chocolate drinks. A large selection of sweets is expecting you – my famous Sachercake, Carrot-cake, short-bread cookies, Meringue and lots more. Fancy something salty? Then you have to try the smoked Reindeer Pie!
And the best of all? Grab a seat at the bar in front of ‘the Aquarium’ and watch me prepare all the delicacies in one of the northern-most show-confectioneries around, way above the Arctic Circle!