Cornish cuisine has forged a new link with Germany
following the opening of a new shop in Berlin selling
The Cornwall Pasty Co is the brainchild of German-born
former investment banker, Andreas Scholz, and his wife,
They were so taken with pasties during a holiday in
Cornwall they decided to approach Crantock Bakery about
setting up their own shop in the Potsdamer Platz in the
German capital, close to the Brandenburg Gate.
Andreas Scholz is planning on opening another three
shops within the next few months.
His ambition is to set up a franchise operation that
will hopefully lead to a further 50 shops eventually
opening in Germany.
Herr Scholz said: "We came straight home and
started investigating the potential market.
"We wanted to make sure the pasties for our shop
were made in Cornwall, using traditional ingredients.
"We found that Nick Ringer and his staff at
Crantock Bakery to be a very experienced team and the
right people to help us set up."
Shop staff are also being given a head start, thanks to
Crantock's master baker, Paul Jackson.
Paul is at the shop, which was opened by the British
Ambassador, Sir Peter Torrey, running a training programme
to show staff how to make sure customers enjoy the perfect
Crantock's managing director, Nick Ringer, said:
"It was amazing to see so many people queuing outside
the shop before the opening, all waiting for their first
taste of one of our pasties - and they just kept
Sir Peter Torrey, who opened the shop last week, said:
"I very much hope that those Germans who come to eat
the Cornish pasties sold here will get the taste for them
- and be encouraged to visit Cornwall."