Being a local girl, Maxine started her working career as a cafe assistant at the Antartic Centre where she worked in a variety of positions, from waitressing to kitchen hand for functions. Following a desire to travel and see the world, she embarked on an extended working holiday ending up in Canada where she was Hostess at the Ontario Jockey Club.
Returning to Rangiora in 2003, she worked as the Assistant Manager at the Blue Rooster Café before taking on a role as Restaurant Manager at the Rangiora Brew House.
In 2009, we were fortunate to have Maxine join us at Rangiora Bakery and help us set up the new Artisan Café. She leads a great team in a happy environment which is not always an easy task to do in such a busy work place. Maxine is happily married to Toni and in her spare time loves to spend time with her two children, Thomas and Emily.
One of the hardest things for people to do is network with strangers, this great group is friendly and supportive and is keen to help people develop their networking skills, help grow each other’s business and become friends.