Bayon Pastry School Coffee shop celebrates its first anniversary!

After a well-deserved holiday for Khmer New Year, the team of the pastry school organized an event to celebrate the coffee shop first anniversary.



On the morning of Sunday 24th of April, a party atmosphere prevailed at Bayon Pastry School Coffee shop. About thirty partners of the school (hotels who welcome our students for internships, business clients, suppliers and friends of the NGO) enjoyed a breakfast buffet to discover or rediscover our products.


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Romnea, who manages the coffee shop, and some students were mobilized to help us. They made an astounding work! It was a real management exercise for Romnea and an interesting role-playing for our pastry apprentices!



Claire, our program director, took the floor to remind the origin of our project. Then, two partners spoke. Sopheap Doung, Human Resources Manager at Amansara hotel, highlighted the benefits for students about being immersed in big hotels for their internships and her satisfaction about Bayon Pastry School students. Afterwards, Antoine Lhomme, Food and Beverage Manager at Heritage hotel, explained why the establishment chose to be provided with bread and croissants from the school.




Some posters tracing the pastry school’s story were exhibited in the garden. You can see them by clicking here.


Finally, the anniversary party was the ideal opportunity to present a new pastry that has been created for our school by Samuel Potiron, pastry chef, at the request of Natan Foundation which supports our project. That pastry, called the “Natan”, is a mango mousse dome on a French shortbread. It was served in exclusivity and is now on the coffee shop menu.


The Natan

A big thank you to the staff of the school and to the students for their involvement and to the guests for being by our sides for this special morning!


, 26 April 2016

New volunteers


I am Alexienne, I come from Montpellier, and I just arrived at the Bayon School for a year, to be in charge of the Angkor Academy Project. Before, I worked with children in the Philippines and in Romania. I have a master’s degree in international law and human rights. I can’t wait to explore the Khmer culture with children from the primary school!


My name is Laura, I have been in Cambodia for 6 months to work as a volunteer graphic designer for a social entreprise. Now, I work with Bayon School and Pastry School as a communication officer. My mother is Cambodian and I discovered her country 2 years ago during a family trip. Since then, I decided to move in Cambodia and to work here as a volunteer.


Hello, my name is Volodia, I am 24 years old and I come from Meudon, next to Paris. I joined the Bayon School’s team in August 2014 to coordinate the complementary classes of Pastry School: English, mathematics , IT, accounting, etc. Following my studies European Law, I travelled to Southest Asia for 4 months and I discovered Bayon School and the Pastry School project.

, 30 October 2014