With a fresh, new look comes a fresh, new local! Meet Mahmoud Ghoneim, the proud new owner of COBS Bread Westshore in Langford, BC. Mahmoud, along with his family, recently moved to the community and are excited to join the COBS Bread family; just in time for a bakery makeover! Get to know a little more about Mahmoud and his journey to owning his first bakery.
What did you do before you started with COBS?
Before joining COBS, I was a community pharmacist. I owned my own, independent drug store for 5 years and prior to that, was a franchise owner of Shoppers Drug Mart, also for 5 years.
When did you first start your COBS Bread journey? Why did you decide to open your own bakery?
I recently joined the COBS team in June 2020, as a franchisee in training. I have always loved COBS; they are a strong, staple bakery in Canada, have premium, quality products and superior customer service.
What are you looking forward to about your bakery?
I am most looking forward to working as a team, with both the bakers and sales team members.
I also love how supporting local charities and organizations, through the End of Day Giving program and various community partnerships, is built into the foundation of COBS Bread. I can’t wait to continue building these relationships.
Before joining COBS, were you much of a baker?
To be honest, not really! Some home baking occasionally. However, I have already learnt so much and can’t wait for what’s to come.
How do you plan on getting involved in the community?
We will continue to support our local community through our End of Day Giving program, where all leftover bread and treats find a home at the end of the each day. Through our Dough Raiser program, we will continue to support our local clubs and schools that the bakery has partnered with, by donating 5% of each sale back to them.
Once our current climate changes, we look forward to participating in local events and getting involved in anyway we can.
What’s your favourite sandwich?
Smoked salmon sandwich on a Cape® Seed Loaf – my favourite!
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