Geordan Bauer is off to Germany after being awarded a scholarship to work overseas.
Geordan Bauer is off to Germany after being awarded a scholarship to work overseas. Max Fleet

Butcher ready for German lessons

BUNDABERG butcher Geordan Bauer is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.

Mr Bauer will travel to Germany next week to take up a scholarship that will see him living and working in Germany for the next year.

"It's exciting, but I'm a bit nervous as well," Mr Bauer said.

"I don't speak any German. I've been practising a bit, but it's hard to learn when you're not around people speaking the language."

Mr Bauer will be working in Nuremberg, at the third largest smallgoods factory in Germany.

"The factory produces between 5 and 10 tonnes of smallgoods a day," Mr Bauer said.

Mr Bauer, who is a sixth-generation butcher, said he didn't always expect to be a butcher but in the end he was following in his family's footsteps.

"I definitely never imagined being a butcher would lead to this sort of experience and opportunity," Mr Bauer said.

"I want to learn about traditional smallgoods making and come back and share the knowledge with my family."



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