Victoria Jolly, a former patisserie chef, is opening a tea rooms and hoping to tempt ramblers to come in and try her delicious treats.
35 year old Victoria left her job in the financial services sector in London when she was 30 so she could train to become a chef. She set herself the goal to get a job as a pastry chef at Winteringham Fields within 5 years but managed to do it in just 18 months.
She then worked as a sous chef at Gainsborough Golf Club for two years until she decided to open the tea rooms with her mum Michele.
Caffe Aroma tea rooms opened on the 6th April on the High Street in Burton-Upon-Stather.
“We are hoping to offer a quaint tea room experience, offering unique home-made cakes and pastries, including gluten-free options,” said Victoria.
“I’ve done pretty well to get where I am today. I don’t let anything get in the way of what I want to do. I’ve chucked my job in to do what I want.
“I wanted to do something completely different and my mum is inspired by what I do. She’s been stuck working at a travel agents and juggling this with being a delivery driver, so it’s a new venture for her.
“We’ve got a good relationship. It’s very strong, so it will be nice to work together.
“She makes really nice soup and plum bread, so it will be really nice to see her make it.”
Victoria and her mum have invested thousands of pounds into the tea room: “The tea rooms will have lots of cakes, soups and sandwiches – all will be home-made with locally sourced produce.”
The tea rooms will be open seven days a week from 7am to 4pm.