Baker- Assistant Baker – Lead Baker ( Senior Role)


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Hospitality & tourism, Trades & services

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Full time

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Skilled/Lead Baker 

The European Bakery Ltd is a long established wholesale bakery with a fantastic reputation.  

Do you have a passion for bread and the bread making process? Are you a specialist in traditional European Breads?   Are you sick of early starts? Our shifts operate from midday and into the night! If you are a passionate baker and want to work, live and play in stunning Queenstown then contact us now.

Skilled/Lead Baker

  • Quailfied or fully trained  for full time position

  • 3 years bread making experience

  • Ability to make artisan breads including soughdough and rye breads

  • Good dough making skills and deck oven skills

  • Able to expertly mould and shape doughs by hand

  • A passion for bread and bread making

This position is a full time, permanent role.   Applicants need to have New Zealand residency or citizenship or a valid New Zealand work visa.   Please send your CV along with a covering letter via the apply now button

A little bit more about us ….we are a wholesale bakery specialising in traditional European breads.  We do produce large amounts of breads (for an artisan bakery) on a daily basis but very little is automated.  The process is largely manual - cutting and shaping doughs by hand.  We use slow ferment and double proofing methods.  With most of the sourdough and ciabatta loaves the doughs are quickly hand-shaped and our experienced oven bakers finish shaping the bread as it goes to the oven.  All products are hand finished.    We have approximately 18 staff, and the bakery operates 7 days a week (6 days in the quieter season).  Shifts begin around 1pm and others start at 5pm, the work goes into the night, the bread gets packed and delivered during the early morning so cafes/restaurants have fresh bread ready for the days’ trading. Our skilled bakers have the ability to lead a shift but it is very much hands on.  Some have definite strengths in dough making, speed and expertise in shaping and moulding and others in oven skills (using a deck oven), but all have the ability to interchange.  


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European Bakery Ltd
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