Peter Cooks Bread Ltd is an award-winning bakery in need of a baker to join their friendly team at The Hop Pocket in Bishop’s Frome – which is within easy reach of Hereford, Worcester, Ledbury, Malvern, and many other neighbouring towns.

The bakery specialises in long-fermented yeasted doughs, as well as sourdoughs. They make everything in-house, using local produce and organic flour wherever possible. Peter Cooks Bread are a wholesale bakery, supplying local farm shops and delis, as well as cafes and restaurants across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Ideally they are looking for someone with 1+ year experience of working within a bakery, but are open to applications from chefs who would like to re-train as a baker, committed home bakers looking for the chance to start their dream job, or junior trainee bakers with a passion for bread. What matters most is a willingness to learn and an interest in making a good proper loaf of bread.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Weighing Out Ingredients
  • Mixing Doughs
  • Hand Moulding
  • Oven Work
  • Griddle work
  • Sourdough Culture
  • Cleaning
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Keeping Temp Logs & HACCP
  • Product Development
  • Training Trainee Bakers
  • Running bread-making workshops (optional)

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Reliable
  • Hard-working
  • Committed
  • Punctual
  • A multi-tasker
  • Willing to learn and develop
  • A team player
  • Proud of their work
  • Physically fit – able to carry 25kg sacks of flour
  • Capable of working night-shifts

Please note: Being a baker is a way of life. Your social life / sleeping patterns will be affected. As we like to say, ‘it’s a labour of love’.

Peter Cooks Bread are open from Tuesday to Saturday morning.

Typical Shift pattern:

Tue: 01:00am – 08:30am

Wed: 01:30am – 08:30am

Thu: 01:30am – 08:30am

Fri: 01:00am – 09:00am

Sat: 9:00pm (Fri night) – 05:00am (Sat morning)

A competitive salary is on offer. Max 40 hrs per week. 20 days holiday.

If this sounds like your dream job, then please do send your CV in via email, with a covering note providing a few words about yourself and what attracts you to this role to

Alternatively if you’d like to speak to us, please give Shona a call on 07837 255 916.

Closing date: 6th September 2019

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