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C. J. Schake
  • 63, Female
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
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Previously a Bakery Instructor and Scratch Baker in Katmandu, Nepal at Flavor's Cafe (see ) USA citizen
Where have you lived and worked?
In so many places.... I truly love adventure and nature of my own beautiful country and the world. I dream of working in Alaska or in any coastal setting, on a large lake or river. I love the high arid desert, being a resident of Arizona for 22 years; my love of the cold country comes from being born in Minnesota; and I have an appreciation for the depth of inland beauty as well as the open freedom of coastal areas.
About Me:
I'm seeking a full time seasonal position preferably working a minimum of 3 months annually as a all-round bed and breakfast staff; highly skilled office/administration, computer/social networking/advertising, home cooking and Scratch BAKER. My baking specialties are muffins, cookies, pies, cakes and cinnamon rolls.
Baking is part of my heritage as my mother and father owned and ran a small restaurant in the mid-West. I grew up watching my mother and grandmother cooking real farm, home grown comfort food. Please see

I was raised with the best of Comfort Baking Concepts. Always a natural I've worked as a chef's assistant but have recently been teaching baking to specialty restaurants and cafes in Asia.

In my professional life was working spent my way “up through the trades”. My qualifying history began in publishing as Typographer in Manhattan, 1976 at age 20. Possessing strong natural aptitude for the new technology while also being schooled in areas of mechanical and architectural drafting; photography and darkroom processes; I received extensive on-the-job training which was then unavailable in colleges or universities. I continued to progress within publishing environment becoming Assistant Art Director and Typographer with Phoenix Home Garden Magazine, Arizona in 1980.

In 1984 I relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where I was employed and trained by ATEX (Kodak) as Applications Engineer, to install and upgrade newspaper database systems, and train client staff. I worked for ATEX clients such as Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer and The Hollywood Reporter. During my tenure with Kodak I completed training as ATEX Systems Manager, at User Communications, in the Boston area, educated side-by-side with their world newspaper clients. ATEX downsized in 1985 and I was invited to become an employee of The Hollywood Reporter, my previous ATEX client, (I had successfully installed the Editorial and Classified systems and trained the Systems Manager, editorial, production and sales staff). Hired as a member Hollywood Reporter, I worked as Assistant Systems Manager and Editorial and Advertising Production Manager, managing the daily paper’s production, sales and editorial staff, while coordinating with finance departments, all in relation to database systems and systems management at this famous and busy entertainment industry icon.

I returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1990 to work with Miller Freeman Publications, Inc. as Managing Editor and Production Supervisor for their medical publications group, and then as Imaging Technician for their in-house pre-press department that supported the 50 in-house publications produced monthly, numerous trade manuals and trade exhibition materials.

After leaving Miller Freeman I transitioned toward positions in Marketing and Administration. In 1998 I completed a certificate program in Internet/Web Development and Design, at San Jose State University, Professional Development. This accomplishment launched me into Hewlett-Packard, Inc. as Administrative Assistant of Asia-Pacific Marketing, International Headquarters, Cupertino, CA. I continued within HP as Executive Briefing Coordinator for HP China and Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Bluestone Acquisitions Group.

In March of 2001 Hewlett-Packard downsized their worldwide Marketing departments and I signed out of HP with bonus. Since then I’ve taken the rare opportunity to pursue studies and community service within India. While in India I've had the opportunity to explore numerous major historical and religious sites; traveling to the Himalaya Mountain regions, Nepal, Korea and Sri Lanka. During six months of 2005 I volunteered and traveled with a Buddhist exhibition to Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and within USA.
Last Seasonal Job:
Baking Instructor and Guest Baker in Katmandu, Nepal
Favorite Seasonal Job:
Spring/Summer/Fall 6 month seasonal position with room and board
Dream Job:
6 month seasonal assignment working as a Specialty Scratch Baker making people happy with what I do best and being loved for it! I love being part of a team family and would be happy to return seasonally with a group and setting I can call home.

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At 1:57pm on June 22, 2008, C. J. Schake said…
I took this picture in Feb 2008 during New Year celebrations in Katmandu, Nepal.

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