Paul Rankin

11th April 2017


The owner, Whangarei is my home town yet over the last 40 years I have moved away twice, my background is Baker/Pastrycook having completed my apprenticeship at what was known as Whangarei Home cookery in lower Bank Street.

I have been a senior manager for 47 years in large plant bakeries in NZ, Australia and Saudi Arabia, it was time to come home, we purchased Essence Cafe on 20th February 2017 and loving it.