Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Exciting News!

So, I think it's safe to blog about this without jinxing myself now: I've been hired by a bakery! To bake! I'd seen the ad on Craigslist a while back and applied, but I heard nothing for weeks. Then, last week, I saw the ad again and went in, this time armed with photographs of my baked goods. The head baker liked them and soon I was meeting with the manager and owner!

There'll be a trial period, so they can see if I can handle the machinery and production. There's a big Jewish population in the area so the challah bread production will be one of my major responsibilities - thank goodness I brought a picture of my challah bread with me! If all goes well, I'll be the sole baker on Saturdays and Sundays, in charge of muffins, cakes, scones, etc. etc.

I start this Thursday morning with training - at 5AM! Ahhhh!!!

Banana bread with chocolate chips and rum-soaked raisins.


Anonymous said...

Oh wow - CONGRATULATIONS! I have to say, though, 5 AM sounds positively sluggish for starting at a bakery - I remember how in college the all-night paper-writers would go over to the bakery to buy freshly baked eclairs at 3.30 AM :).

- Marian

Anonymous said...


Watch out with the heavy machinery, especially during early morning sluggishness!

Perhaps they'll send you home with your misshapen but no less tasty baking mishaps and you can share them with folks!

-Indigo Montoya

Marianevans said...

I wish I had 3.30AM eclairs in college. Our standby was a Thai restaurant.

I'm wondering about what baked goods I can pocket...