”I, John Menzel master confectioner from Balassagyarmat certify, that the 17 years old Elek Auguszt (born in Hont region, Inam, catholic) joined me as a footman for 5 years, on October 17th, 1847. As he was a very hardworking student, in this letter I dare to declare that he was the best and the most successful in every aspect of this profession.”
- József Auguszt originally wanted to become a sculptor. His talent was shown at a very young age: his graphics and the drawings in his recipe book he started as a student are clearly proving it. From his plastic artwork one bust statue and a sugar statue of the legend of Saint László King became the most famous. With this latter he took part at the Millennial Expo in 1896 and the jury honored him with a diploma of recognition.
After finishing university of commercial studies Elemér Auguszt was a helper in Rezső Hauer’s confectionery, and then took his father’s place in the family business. Summertime he worked in Abbazia, in the hotel, that he really enjoyed as a young man. In 1934 he was invited to Lisbon, to Garrett Restaurant and Confectionery to acclimatize the Hungarian pastry specialities.
József Auguszt to the joy of his parents, chose to become a confectioner following the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He took his final exam at the Szentendre Franciscan High School in 1969 and right after he started his first job at Vörösmarty Confectionary (before and after 1989 called Gerbeaud)… In 1971 he already worked at the family shop in Fény Street.