Wave Hill Breads Bakery & Café, founded in Wilton in 2005, and now in Norwalk, accepted the three of us as interns from Wilton High School’s senior internship program, which runs for the last five weeks of our high school career and helps introduce us to local work environments. The purpose is to contribute to and learn from the sponsors. We walked into the café bakery on High Street not knowing much about sales, marketing, or even bread for that matter (except for Amelie who is French), but a few weeks of experience later and we were no longer novices.
We were mainly deployed to do demos in stores, but we also worked in the café, observed the bakers and chefs, bagged and labeled JUST CRUST chips, went on delivery routes early in the morning, and were even included in an olive oil tasting and information session with Joe Bruno, owner of Pasta Nostra in South Norwalk. (Wave Hill Breads sells local artisan products as well as olive oil imported by Mr. Bruno from Italy and Tom Doukas from Greece.)