Bake Something Delicious at Wandie Bakery


Read on if you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions:

  • Are you an avid bread lover?
  • Would you like to learn how to make the best Australian meat pie or some mouthwatering cinnamon rolls?

Cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven

Aussie meat pies

Well you need to meet Phil Testera charismatic baker and English teacher from Melbourne, Australia who hosts an impressive variety of baking classes every month in the Numazu area!

Baking teacher Phil Tester showing everyone his tips and tricks of the trade.

With ten plus years of experience, Phil started working in a bakery at the age of 18, and continues his passion of baking through teaching people who want to learn a new skill set. He has high hopes to connect people from all around the world and bring a positive experience for all who partake in the community.

Wandie Bakery opened in May of 2017, and hosts events on average twice a month.

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Numazu Life Co-founder Cheryl Sakurai with her ANZAC biscuits!

Our interview with Phil

Andy: “So what made you decide you wanted to start hosting baking classes in the Numazu area?”

Phil: “About a year ago, I ran a bakery in Kyoto for a day with a friend of mine, and we literally sold out all of the things we made. I really enjoyed seeing people that were happy with the finished product, and it’s then when I really dug this line of work.”

Andy: “What is your core and high hopes for Wandie Bakery?”

Phil: “People are generally happy when they can feed their mind, body, and soul, so I want to bring something positive for the community. If I can make people happy, I want to make that happen. It’s a fundamental goal for Wandie Bakery that I want to share”

Andy: “What are your future goals for Wandie?”

Phil: “I’d like to continue using Cafe&Space Hotori twice a month and eventually, use other spaces as well. I have an idea in mind where students can partake in a 5 to 10 week program where they can learn how to bake bread, cakes, pies, pastries, and other foreign foods. Hopefully I can have a building where there would be a cafe operating downstairs and a second floor which can be used for a variety of classes.”

Andy: “Awesome! Thanks for sharing Wandie Bakery with us!”

Phil: “Yeah, all good mate! Come swing over!”

Trying my hand at coating some cinnamon rolls!

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Location

The current location of Wandie Bakery is in Cafe&Space Hotori.

Google Map Link: Click HERE

Distance to the nearest train station: It is about a 15-20 minute walk from Mishima Hirokoji station, and about a 20-25 minute walk from Mishima Station (South Exit)

 

Where can I get more info about Wandie Bakery?

If you would like to get upcoming dates for classes, please visit the Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/Thewandiebakery/


About Andy

Andy Warfield was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. He is half Japanese and half American. He attended St. Mary’s International School and studied history and professional education at Bemidji State University in his home state of Minnesota. Andy moved to Numazu four years ago and loves living in the area. He has taught English at Kato Gakuen, Shimizu Junior High School, and Susono Nishi Junior High School. His passion is music, photography, and connecting people. He wants to bring people of many different backgrounds together and establish a solid international community.

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