I am a pastry chef.
I have been working in the industry for about three years and I absolutely love it.
I love making cakes and cupcakes for events and traveling to different locations to make my creations. I own my own business so it is important for me to always be thinking of new ideas to keep business and revenue come in. Recently, I thought it would be a good idea to open a food truck so we could travel and bring our pastries to different locations and not just stay in our brick and mortar location. I had the whole business plan worked out and I really thought I had come up with a solution to any problem we would have. However, I did not take into account the fact that we would not have a HVAC system like we did in our physical location. I thought we would be okay with the fans that came with the food truck, but we quickly learned that it was not an adequate substitution for an air conditioner. The first thing to suffer from the lack of air conditioner was my employees, they were constantly complaining. The next thing that suffered was our baking. I didn’t think the air conditioner affected the way our pastries cooked. However, we could not get the cupcakes to rise and the frosting was constantly melting. I am going to have to either nix the idea of the food truck or install a HVAC system to keep everyone happy. I am not sure what would be the most cost effective at this point because a new HVAC system is very expensive!