Enrico Martini’s work as a pastry cook

Enrico Martini became a pastry cook in 1954 when he was 14. He lived in San Remo in Italy and worked for the shop Guerier. He started work at 5am and worked until 1pm.Working these hours he got 5000 Lera – about £2-3 – a week. His greatest ambition was to be a ship architect but when he left Italy on 22nd May 1954 he went Jersey and continued as a pastry cook. When he came to Elgin he had to switch to being a normal cook because there were not enough jobs for pastry cook. He continued and worked his way up to being chief cook. He met his wife, Jean, while he was working in the same company as her.

Memory contributed by Enrico Martini from Elgin