I am Atika Rahma, and I came from the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. I lived in Jakarta since I was born until I turned 16 years old. All my life I’ve had the goal is to become a well-known pastry chef and own a famous restaurant in my own country. Baking and Pastry always took place in my heart since I was six years old, that is why later then I decided to move from Jakarta to the neighbouring> country Singapore. After finishing my ten years of formal education in Jakarta, I moved to Singapore to study in Pastry and Baking for almost two years. Also in Singapore I completed a seven month long internship as a pastry trainee in the Shangri-La Hotel. It was a very interesting and challenging journey. I got the chance of working in two stations: production kitchen, and cake shop station, where I was chosen to become the person in-charge for three weeks in a row. In addition, I had another kitchen experience that took place in Mercure Hotel Jakarta. I was there for Christmas and New Year’s Eve in 2015. After I finished my Diploma studies in Singapore, I decided to move to Switzerland to further my education and gain bachelor certificate. I chose HTMi because HTMi is a very good school for hospitality, tourism, culinary and pastry. HTMi is located in Sörenberg, Switzerland which is known to have the best hospitality industry in the world over the past few years. In the past four months that I have been here, I have learned a lot of things and also gained valuable new experiences. I really like this school. The teachers are very helpful, the students are very warm and diverse which. It is great to learn about everyone’s cultures. I believe that HTMi will lead me to a bright future ahead and I really looking forward to gaining a new internship experience in a Swiss Hotel. I look forward to continuing my studies over the next two years then I can go back to my home country with the knowledge that I earned, and eventually make my dream come true; open my own restaurant and give job opportunities to people in my country who have the same passion as I do.
HTMi Baking and Pastry Arts Student Atika Rahma Shares Her Story