Honorable visitors from the Netherlands!! On Sunday June 15th, Donkey Bakery had the privilege of receiving the visit of the following honorable guests from the Netherlands (first row from left to right): · Mr Simon SMITS (Vice Minister for Foreign Economic Relations), · Mr Bernhard WIENTJES (President of the Dutch Confederation of Industry and Employers), · Mr Joop SCHEFFERS Netherlands Ambassador to Vietnam. Together with friends of Donkey Bakery we discussed the development of social responsibility and the business climate for small & medium enterprises (SME) in Vietnam. It was a most interesting and open discussion. We thank all our guests for their contribution and making this event very memorable. The Donkey Team.

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY WITH DONKEY BAKERY

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To Commemorate International Women’s Day, Send a Special Treat to the Special Women in Your Life, please contact us 0437589877 to have further information.

 

 

 

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY WITH DONKEY BAKERY

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Donkey Bakery will be pleased to deliver special cupcakes or cakes for your love ones on this Valentine’s Day.

Call us to place the order & make some one’s Valentine extra special.

 

 

Tuesday, December 9th : Visit from the Dutch Ambassador and the Amsterdam Mayor.

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On Tuesday 9 December, Donkey Bakery received some distinguished guests – Mrs, Nienke Trooster, the recently arrived Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam, and Mr Eberhard van der Laan, the Mayor of Amsterdam, the largest city in the Netherlands.

The Ambassador and the Mayor were treated to afternoon tea and a presentation by Marc Stenfert Kroese on the history and operations of Donkey Bakery, and its mission to provide inclusive employment opportunities. They also heard from Mark Sayer, Principal of BVIS, one of the schools to which Donkey Bakery provides canteen services. Read more

 

Wednesday, November 19th   Celebrate International day with Donkey Bakery at Hanoi International School

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On Wednesday, November 19th, Donkey Team participated at the HIS Annual Event- International Day. Students, teachers, school staff and parents participated in the event where students organized different cultural exchange activities, like dancing and singing songs from their home country. It was a great pleasure for Donkey Bakery to be part of the event and serve the crowd with drinks and snacks. Thank you HIS for inviting us for already the second year!!

 

 

Sunday Closed Announcement : Starting November 16th 2014.

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The Donkey Bakery team greatly appreciates your wonderful support in the past year for the continuous  growth of our company. We are ambitious to bring you the best services. We decided to close on Sunday so we can have time for better staff training. Please note that we shall temporarily close the front shop, and all the regular orders except the event catering from this Sunday November 16th of 2014.

We shall inform you further information. We do appreciate your understanding, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

The Donkey Bakery team

October 25th 2, 2014: A Huge THANK YOU to the Second World Race Volunteers!

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We would like to say a big Thank You to our World Race Volunteers who spent a month within Donkey Bakery and helped us bring our business to the next level. Special thanks go to Micah for his business insights and his inputs regarding Donkey Bakery operations. To Linsey and Heather for being a great help in the kitchen and teaching our staff new recipes. To Kim and Nathan for English classes. And, last but not least, to Will who contributed to the improvement of our café and shop service. After nearly a month, the team had left to continue their trip to other countries. Their support and time has left a huge impact here    at Donkey, and we would like to give them a huge thank you!

 

October 13th, 2014: Special Screening of “Lives Worth Living” and Discussion about Disability at Donkey Bakery

"Lives Worth Living" PosterLast Wednesday evening, Donkey Bakery in partnership with CSDS (Center for Sustainable Development Studies) organized a special screening of “Lives Worth Living”, a documentary that follows the Disability Rights Movement in the United States and how people with disabilities (one of the largest minorities in the US) rallied together to demand equal civil rights and opportunities. This eventually resulted in the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act–one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in America’s history.

After the screening, a powerful group discussion was held where participants shared their views on how to create more awareness regarding the stigma of disability, the importance of solidarity, support systems, and community in order to feel empowered, and the difference between charity and helping. Read More…

 

October 3rd, 2014: New World Race Team of Volunteers at Donkey

World Race Team 2! We are happy to announce that a new group of US volunteers from the World Race have joined us for this month!

Like the previous group in July, they will be teaching English classes to our team members five days a week and sharing their cooking skills and knowledge of international recipes in the kitchen. They will also be supporting our customer service and management team with training sessions that emphasize on leadership, team-building, and problem-solving skills! Read More…

 

 

September 26th, 2014: Our Summer Highlights Newsletter is Here!

This summer, it’s been busy, busy, busy here at Donkey and we want to share with you some of the exciting activities that have happened these past months! Please check out and read:

“Slice of Summer Life at Donkey Bakery” newsletter

With warm thoughts and gratitude,
The Donkey Team

 

September 15th, 2014: Meet Victoria, Our New Donkey Bakery Intern!

Victoria in the officeFor the next three months, Victoria will be with our Donkey team supporting our HR and Management department. Originally from Moldova, she has lived in the Netherlands for the last five years where she studied Economics and Business and received her Bachelor’s degree at Nyenrode Business University, a prestigious Dutch business school.

Victoria has a keen interest in learning more about companies that focus on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), and when her university study trip visited Donkey Bakery last May, she became very enthusiastic about the prospects of interning here. Read More…

 

September 8th, 2014: Donkey’s Blind Team Members, Hoa and Hoan, Go to Thailand for Eye Examination

Hoan and Hoa with BNH Eye DoctorIf you are a frequent visitor to our Donkey Bakery shop and cafe or you often call our hotline for delivery orders, you may be familiar with Hoa and Hoan. They are our phone operators here at Donkey, and they are blind. This hasn’t inhibited them from providing excellent service to our customers, however, because both Hoa and Hoan have impeccable listening skills. With their ability to listen with intent to understand and their perceptive awareness of situations, they both have been great assets to our Donkey team. Their customer service skills as well as their approach in providing insightful advice to our team members have allowed our team to grow stronger as a whole. Without a doubt, they are exemplary role models within Donkey Bakery.

Last week and a half, Hoa and Hoan accompanied Luyen Shell, co-founder of Donkey Bakery, to Bangkok, Thailand where they met with doctors from the eye department at BNH Hospital. With no charge for medical services, the doctors meticulously examined their eyes to learn more about their eye conditions and to know if there was any likelihood for cataract surgery recovery. Read More…

 

August 22nd, 2014: Eating Healthy for Healthy Minds!

The more colorful the vegetables, the more nutritous!Here at Donkey Bakery, we believe that the school environment plays an important role in nurturing and sustaining good eating habits. As canteen service providers for schools, we strive to serve well-balanced meals with a wide variety of nutritious foods from different food groups such as fruits, vegetables, and grains. Eating our sweet treats is fine as well, because what’s important is to not overly consume and to throw off a well-balanced diet! We emphasize on Quality, which is why our Donkey team devotes the time to create all of our food from scratch—there’s no such thing as shortcuts.

There’s also no such thing as shortcuts to eating healthy. But why is it especially important for growing children to eat healthy? Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between what you eat and how you think and feel! For kids to be the best academic students they can be, it’s important for them to have healthy eating habits because it has been proven to sharpen minds and to stabilize energy levels. Read More…

 

August 4th, 2014: Fired Up in the Kitchen!

August 4, Gian CarloOn August 4th, American chef Gian Carlo Reinardy officially joined our Donkey team as our new Head Chef.

For the past 16 years, he has been working in the restaurant industry where he has been a Head Chef in restaurant management for the last nine years. We are absolutely thrilled to have his years of experience as a chef, and his tremendous passion for all things delicious make its way into our kitchen.

Chef Gian Carlo first became involved when he volunteered at Donkey Bakery supporting the canteen staff for several weeks where he felt like it was a very unique, gratifying opportunity to combine his experiences as a chef and his love for volunteering. He chose to come back to Donkey Bakery because of our vision and mission statement as a socially responsible company, and the fact that he really enjoyed working with the Donkey team! Read More…

 

August 2nd, 2014: A New Face in Our Café

August 2, Mr. TungWe are excited to announce that Donkey Bakery has a new café shop manager! We are certain that Mr. Tung’s positive presence will bolster our team spirit and motivation in our café, and we’re so fortunate to have him join the team.

Why not come by our café, enjoy some of our tasty food, and give Mr. Tung a warm welcome to our Donkey Bakery community?

 

 

July 26th, 2014: A Huge THANK YOU to the World Race Volunteers!

July 26, World Race 2For the month of July, a group of US volunteers from the World Race Organization had joined us here at our headquarters! Five days a week, they taught different level English classes for all interested staff, hosted a hands-on summer school (which included art and baking activities!) for children of staff and community members, and shared their cooking skills and knowledge of international recipes in the Donkey Bakery kitchen. These special volunteers even did everything with contagious smiles that spread quickly through our team!

In 11 months, they will have traveled to 11 countries to serve a community through volunteer work. Volunteering at Donkey Bakery has been their seventh month in the field, and we feel incredibly grateful to have had them with us these past weeks. Read More…

 

July 25th, 2014: Meet Tofu, a New Member of Our Team!

July 25, TofuToday, Tofu the Traveling Donkey was born.

Eager to explore the world and to share the socially responsible vision of Donkey Bakery with others, Tofu is here to spread three simple, yet very important words: “Sharing and Caring.” Read More…

 

 

 

 June 30th, 2014: A Fond Farewell to Two Very Special Team Members

Rayke with HoaAt the end of June, we said our goodbyes to Corine De Marc (Catering Sales Manager) who was with us for six months, and Rayke Nelis (Lunch Delivery Manager) who was with us for nine months. Read More…

 

 

 

 

June 15th, 2014: Honorable visitors from the Netherlands!

Honorable visitors from the Netherlands!! On Sunday June 15th, Donkey Bakery had the privilege of receiving the visit of the following honorable guests from the Netherlands (first row from left to right): · Mr Simon SMITS (Vice Minister for Foreign Economic Relations), · Mr Bernhard WIENTJES (President of the Dutch Confederation of Industry and Employers), · Mr Joop SCHEFFERS Netherlands Ambassador to Vietnam. Together with friends of Donkey Bakery we discussed the development of social responsibility and the business climate for small & medium enterprises (SME) in Vietnam. It was a most interesting and open discussion. We thank all our guests for their contribution and making this event very memorable. The Donkey Team.On Sunday June 15th, Donkey Bakery had the privilege of receiving the visit of the following honorable guests from the Netherlands (first row from left to right):

Mr Simon SMITS (Vice Minister for Foreign Economic Relations), Mr Bernhard WIENTJES (President of the Dutch Confederation of Industry and Employers, Mr Joop SCHEFFERS Netherlands Ambassador to Vietnam

Together with friends of Donkey Bakery we discussed the development of social responsibility and the business climate for small & medium enterprises (SME) in Vietnam. It was a most interesting and open discussion. We thank all our guests for their contribution and making this event very memorable.

The Donkey Team.

 

May 14th, 2014: Donkey’s New Punch Card!

Donkey Punch Card, cutBuying Donkey products will be even more rewarding with our new punch card. For each purchase over 120.000VND you will receive a punch, and with 12 punches you will get a Donkey Voucher in value of 150.000VND! This voucher can be spend on bread, donuts, sandwiches or anything else you feel like. Visit our shop soon to receive your own personal Donkey Punch Card.

 

 

 

 May 7th, 2014: Donkey’s New Gift Vouchers!

DB VoucherAre you looking for an original gift for a friend, partner or someone you’ve never met before? At Donkey Bakery we now sell Gift Vouchers! You can choose the amount, and we’ll wrap it nicely with some sweet treats. Visit our shop on 8 Nguyen Hoang Ton and write a personal message on the voucher.

May 5th, 2014: Join Donkey’s Mother’s Day Baking Class!

I(D) my momAre you looking for something special to give your mother (or wife) on Mother’s day (May 11th)?

Join the Donkey Baking Class on Saturday May 10th and make the best mother in the world a home-made treat! The class is for young and old, but be quick because there is only a limited amount of places.

The class will be held from 2pm until 4pm, and costs 85.000VND per participant.

Call us on 090 490 7455 or send an email to raykenelis@donkeybakery.com to sign up.

 

April 20th, 2104: Price changes from May 1st, 2014.

Unfortunately we had to increase some of our prices due to increased costs of our German imported flours. To compensate we decreased some of our prices as well, so it will now be even more enjoyable to buy an apple turnover, meat bun or quesadilla!

If you would like a list of all our price changes, please send an email to raykenelis@donkeybakery.com.

Thank you for your support of our business.

 

April 17th, 2014: Famous Pastry Chef Harry Mercuur Trains Our Team

Harry Mercuur For two weeks, we had the honor of having Pastry Chef Harry Mercuur from Holland teach our staff how to make delicious,    baked treats such as cupcakes, Danish rolls and carrot cake! He also taught our team the importance of having good hygiene and sanitary practices, which we have continued to follow closely since his departure. With boisterous energy and acting skills, Harry was able to teach our (deaf) staff how to follow his recipes with a great dedication to their learning. We are very grateful for Harry’s teachings that have left a lasting impact in our kitchen!

 

 

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VTV4 made a short documentary about us!

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Donkey Bakery – feeding futures, feeding you!

July 25th, 2014: Donkey Bakery on “Sharing Vietnam” show, VTC10 channel

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July 19th, 2014: Donkey Bakery on “Open Vietnam” show, VTC10 channel 

July 27th, 2014: Donkey Bakery on “Sharing Vietnam” show, VTC10 channel (Part 2)

July 29th, 2014: Donkey Bakery on “Sharing Vietnam” show, VTC10 channel (Part 3)

December 30th, 2014 Donkey Bakery on “Marry Christ mas” show, VTV4 channel


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