Annika and Ronny met when both working for the restaurant of Vila Joya in southern Portugal in 2005. Despite both being German they have never lived in Germany together but instead have travelled (and worked) the world until settling in New Zealand in 2011.

Ronny was the head of kitchen at Ohinemuri Estate in Karangahake during two years before opening The German Bakery.

Ronny holds the highest qualification in European cookery - Kuechenmeister. Annika has a degree in winemaking and viticulture as well as a diploma in hospitality. They have two daughters and one son who often can be found “helping” dad in the kitchen.

Annika and Ronnie

Little teachers

Our little children are the centre of our universe and they have made us rethink our values and beliefs.

We used to think outstanding taste was the quintessence of good food. Now we believe that excellent nutritional standards are just as important.

We once found fantastic looks and presentation were crucial for food to be thoroughly enjoyable. Now we have realized that sustainable practice in the foods making are just as essential, if not more so.

Amazing, how much these little people can teach you!

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