In immersion at the Rungis market !
Imagine waking up one day and taking a different path than the one you take for your job. Here is the experience that I got to live thanks to the startup Wecandoo which offers you to share a moment of life with a craftsman. Joiner, cabinetmaker, or chef of my restaurant … I was spoiled for choice and I finally opted … for the alarm clock at 4am! I confess that I am stronger to sleep at this time than the other way around, but when I saw that it was possible to go to the Rungis market, I did not hesitate a second! I tell you that …
Thursday 3h55 : My alarm clock rings. Let things be clear: I’m agonizing. I spent 8 hours standing in the current kitchen studios the day before to prepare pretty gourmet tables. And I was optimistic about being able to follow but it’s a little late to change your mind, right ?
04h10 : Already dressed. I still add diapers and I catch a big scarf because I’m afraid of being cold. Direction the 16th arrondissement in Paris. Celine, the florist I will follow must go through there and recover me. Claudia is also part of the adventure. His children offered him this workshop for his 60th birthday. Nice as a gift idea, no ?
5h00 : Here we go! We are all 3 in a small van. Outside, it’s total darkness ! First positive point : when we work at this time, the periph ‘is super fluid !!!
5h30 : Arrival in Rungis. I do not believe my eyes! There is a toll to enter the market. A real small town where we have been active since midnight to unload trucks and be ready to receive buyers. We enter the hall and there …
Dozen of alleys filled with flower appears in front of us !
You may not know it, but Rungis is not just beef ribs and foie gras. It is also a flower market of several thousand square meters.
5h35 : I am confident.
– So Céline, how we will do ? We need 1 hour, isn’t ?
– Oh no Jessica, I would say rather 4 or 5 hours !
– What ??????
6h58: It’s official, I lost Céline and Claudia !
They left in floral discussions. I go to the pumpkin department to do my scouting for Halloween. I realize that Celine does not just buy flowers. There is decoration, pots in the pavilion opposite, wrapping paper … In short, a whole program! And to say that it starts from scratch every week … I am admiring !
08h00: A small coffee break machine and we continue our wanderings from exotic flowers to foliage ……
The size of our cart lets imagine the proportions in which we are immersed walking the Rungis market !
The size of our cart lets imagine the proportions in which we are immersed when walking the Rungis market!
We literally get into the game. Claudia and I take the purchases one by one and push the cart. That’s it ! This time, it’s sure. We are in the life of a craftsman !
10h30: It’s time to go back! I am delighted by this experience. On the road, we continue chatting all three, we tell our lives … Is not it the real strength of the project Wecandoo? Create unique encounters, and beautiful moments of sharing