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Assistant Baker

Watson & Pratt's
Lampeter, Wales

Posted: 2 Aug 2022

Deadline: 19 Aug 2022

Compensation: £10 to £12 per hour

Paid Part-time Permanent

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Job description

Job Vacancy:  Part-time Baker

Do you have baking experience?  Have you worked in a kitchen environment?

Come work with us.

We believe in producing high quality, delicious bread, pastries and cakes, using the best ingredients we can source. So, in order for us to continue on our journey, we are looking for someone who bakes for a living, or works in a catering environment, and who loves the type of bread, cakes and pastries we make. We would also consider applications, from someone, motivated and enthusiastic, who, would be keen to learn about bread making from us.

Full training will be given on the job, but experience working in kitchens, cafes or restaurants is a must for this role. 

 A track record of working early shifts is also something we are looking for.  Our bakers start at 3am and if you like the flexibility that this would offer, especially being all done with work at lunchtime, then this may be the role for you.

The job will include making the full range of breads, from weighing out ingredients, to hand-shaping every loaf.  Other duties will include kitchen prep tasks, making cakes and pastries including laminated doughs, baking, and all the daily cleaning tasks including maintaining our high food safety standards at all times.

We are looking for someone, with an understanding and passion for good food, small-scale production & organic agriculture would also be desirable.  Also with the ability to learn about what we do and strive to improve on it daily. The role will include a level of responsibility, the ability to work alone & early starts (between 3am and 5am).

The successful candidate will become knowledgeable about all types of bread, pastry and cake production.  They will be trained to have a complete understanding of our range, the look and taste of every product, and understand what we are trying to achieve daily.  They will be systematic, highly organised, and work to a very high standard.

 Working as a part of a small team, they will also be required to support, develop and direct other team members, and take direction from them.  Great communication skills are required.

Impeccable timing, attention to detail, and the ability to be self-critical are all required characteristics for the role.  Once a month you will also be required to work an hour on a Sunday to feed the levains – we take it in turn to do this each week.

Part-time.  24 hours/week over 3 days (Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays)

Application deadline: 19th August 2022

Start date: August/September 2022

Salary: Start rate £10 to £12/hr depending on experience and awesomeness.

Location: Lampeter Industrial Estate, SA48 8L

Application information

Please email a copy of your CV to Elen@watsonandpratts.co.uk to apply.

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About Watson & Pratt's

Organic fresh fruit and vegetable wholesaler with 2 retail outlets in West Wales. In-house scratch bakery making sourdough breads, pastries and a selection of cakes for wholesale and retail and also home delivery.