Careers in Baking

Hey, please see below for our current positions!

To apply: read the ad, decide if we're the right fit for you and if you'll be the right fit for us and then drop an email with the name of the position you're applying for in the subject line

 careers@flavourtownbakery.co.uk.

 

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Title: Kitchen Manager  (Location: Park Royal, NW10)

We have an amazing career opportunity for an experienced Kitchen Manager with exceptional cake decorating and baking skills. If you have bags of experience making, baking and decorating amazing cakes and cupcakes coupled with a razor sharp eye for quality and detail plus the ability to organise production all whilst keeping an amazingly talented team fired up.. we need to talk! 

Flavourtown is London's leading cake and cupcake bakery with a hard earned reputation for world class cake that tastes even better than it looks, we've been creating Freshly Baked Happiness since 2013 and our business is growing. We've never compromised on our core values of using amazing ingredients to create a best in class product, we've gone from a one man operation to having over thirty staff across our venues BUT our attention to detail and deliciousness still drives everything we do. 
Our Park Royal production kitchen is responsible for creating all orders for our online shop! This includes epic cakes, cupcakes, brownies and cookies, all baked in small batches to our exacting Flavourtown standards. This means that our Kitchen Manager is one of the most important people in our whole business with the vital role of bringing everything together from sponges and frostings to our gorgeous drip cakes and decorations. 
We're looking for a real leader who's as great at motivating our talented team as they are at decorating our Flamingo cake! You'll need fantastic organisation skills, bags of confidence alongside production kitchen management experience and crazy good cake decorating and baking skills. We have super high standards and the person we're looking for matches those standards and triples them. 
As Kitchen Manager you'll run the show from efficiently managing our team and daily production to ensuring that nothing leaves your kitchen that doesn't look or taste amazing. You'll be responsible for ensuring Flavourtown brand standards, impeccable food handling and hygiene and running your own rota and budgets. 
You will have a proven track record of leading a kitchen in a similar environment, as well as awesome time management and multitasking skills and have that eagle eye for quality and finish that we are famous for.

We're not looking for shortcuts to make production "easier" so we're looking for someone who is proud of their work and strives to make things better every day, we need bags of personality and a leader to make things fun and exciting (even when it's been a super busy day)

Your real core skills centre around cake baking and mixing techniques, icing and decorating to a really high standard and the ability to work with all different kinds of frostings, ganache and sometimes fondant. This role includes baking or decorating every day so having outstanding skills in these areas is essential.

Here's how the role breaks down

  • Managing the production kitchen and leading the team

  • Organising a smooth efficient daily production

  • Managing your own rota and planning around busy times and staff holidays

  • Working within budgets

  • Being across quality and detail 

  • Being part of daily production either baking or decorating or sometimes both depending on demands.

  • Training and developing the teams skills

  • Ordering and stock management with help from your Assistant Kitchen Manager 

  • Making sure all cleaning and food safety standards are met and that all systems are up to date and fully implemented

  • Being the example to the rest of the team and making sure that Flavourtown is a happy, fun and rewarding place to work

  • Able to work weekends and an alternating shift pattern.

     

    The skills you'll need for this role are

  • At least one years experience at the same level in a bakery production environment
  • Level 2 Food Safety leading to Level 3 
  • Outstanding cake decorating experience 
  • Specific cake baking experience 

 

You'll have some experience of managing costs, budgeting and have a keen eye for minimising wastage alongside an ability to always get the best from your team and deliver a world class product. You'll be super tidy, love everything in it's place and you'll be motivated.. You will have huge scope to make changes, suggest new ideas and products and you'll be crazy keen to make this role your own.

WE OFFER

* A competitive salary of £28,000.00-£30,000.00 per annum (some wiggle room for an outstanding candidate)

* Performance related bonus 

* 29 days holiday (including one for your Birthday)

* 50% Staff discount

* Free birthday Cake

* Bags of training and development 

* The opportunity to be heard and do amazing things 

We can't wait to hear from you! 

 

YOU MUST ALREADY BE BASED IN THE UK AND HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE AND WORK HERE. MUST HAVE AT LEAST TWO YEARS ON ANY VISA  

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Position Title: Assistant Manager (Location: Fulham SW6)

 

Job Description:

Flavourtown Bakery is looking for an experienced Assistant Bakery manager! We're an award winning best-in-class small batch bakery making cakes, cupcakes, brownies and cookies. We currently have two stores in London in Richmond and Fulham along with a production kitchen in NW London.

As an Assistant Bakery Manager you'll be responsible for all of the day-to-day operations of our front of house team including serving, co-ordinating the team on shift, making sure that all Flavourtown brand standards are met and that we are leading the field in making sure everyone who comes into our store has a world class welcome and customer service. You'll lead by example and be hungry to have your team excel in every corder of the business.

You'll also work closely with our GM in making sure that we are profitable, immaculately clean and tidy and that our counters are beautifully merchandised and fully stocked. You'll also liaise with our Kitchen Manager to help minimise wastage, plan par levels and ensure that everything that comes from our on-site baker looks and tastes amazing.

Check out this wish-list and see how many points you score

  • At least one years management experience preferably in a modern fun luxury food environment
  • Hands on approach with bags of energy, enthusiasm and a drive to succeed
  • Experience coaching and developing a small team and getting the best out of every team member.
  • Have some knowledge of baking and a love for cake and cupcakes.. and the odd cookie... or three.
  • Has a close working relationship with the GM and spots issues and problems before they even hit his radar.
  • You thrive on organised chaos and love the fact that every day can be different with problems to solve.
  • Have an understanding of budgeting and cost control
  • Fosters a positive fun organised work environment and has the experience of knowing when to step in and when to step back and tweak
  • You know what looks good! You have experience of how to display our amazing baking so that it sells and you have a razor sharp eye for detail.
  • You can hold your own when working with the Kitchen Manager and her team and you understand production, par levels and the baking process.
  • Partnering with the GM in executing operational and administrative responsibilities, which may include production plans, productivity goal setting, team scheduling, supply ordering, sales and labor reporting, basic accounting and expense control procedures, and payroll processing.
  • Facilitates the opening and closing of the bakery, including cash-drawer balancing and basic daily reports
  • Contributes to marketing strategy execution in the local community by helping to coordinate and participating in special, brand-building events.
  • Maintains hands-on knowledge of all bakery roles and steps in regularly to perform various responsibilities as business needs dictate.

You're basically a super nice person, you're ambitious, driven and you're eyeing the next step up the Flavourtown ladder whilst bringing your team up with you and seeing them succeed. You're punctional, don't watch the clock and if something needs doing you get stuck in and make it happen. You bring solutions not problems and most importantly you really love our brand and want a career with us and not just a job.

If this is you we really want to talk to you asap!

The starting salary for this role is 22k PA plus performance related bonus

29 days paid holiday (including one for your Birthday),

Free cake and cookies (did we mention the cookies enough?)

Bags of training and development

The chance to move up the ladder to GM level quickly for the right person

Expected start date: 31/5/21

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £22,000.00 per year

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme

Benefits:

  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount

 

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Position Title: FOH Team Member (Location: Richmond, TW9)

 

Job Description

We believe we are London's leading cake and cupcake company! We produce best-in-class cakes, cupcakes, brownies and cookies AND we're opening a new branch in Richmond this spring! We're looking for amazing, fun hard working staff for the following positions.

FOH TEAM LEADER

FOH TEAM MEMBERS FULL TIME

FOH TEAM MEMBERS PART TIME

BARISTA / TEAM MEMBER

So we make amazing cakes, cupcakes and brownies! It sounds simple yeah? There's so much work that goes into making a high-end delicious product like ours and we need AMAZING FOH team members to help sell our amazing cake and Square Mile coffee.

We are a unique company, our two founders still run the business and are hands-on with every aspect of helping our team to deliver a truly best in class product, what does this mean for you? It means that you'll have a voice, your ideas will be important in helping the business grown and you'll be rewarded for your hard work, effort and commitment.

We're looking for fun, outgoing cake and coffee-loving superstars to join our team at our new Richmond shop and bakery.

You'll be serving customers with cake, cupcakes, and brownies along with answering questions about our award-winning bakes and helping customers place celebration cake orders in the shop. Flavourtown is all about a fun relaxed atmosphere and environment with a massive emphasis on outstanding customer service! You'll be the face of Flavourtown and help make sure that they enjoy this visit just as much as they did the last

Although we're primarily an award-winning cake shop we also pride ourselves on our coffee! It's Square Mile beans all the way for us along with Estate Dairy milk because we don't treat our coffee as an afterthought unlike many cake shops, coffee is a big growth area for our business and we want to make sure that every shot is consistently amazing.

You'll need outstanding spoken and written English skills along with a friendly, fun outgoing customer pleasing attitude.

PLEASE DON'T APPLY FOR THIS ROLE WITHOUT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND COFFEE EXPERIENCE

We will be holding interviews via Zoom in the first instance and then we'll be inviting the best candidates to come and meet us one to one for an in-person interview.

SALARY £8.50 / £9/50 PER HOUR DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE AND ROLE

You must have the right to live and work in the UK and already be based here.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £8.50-£9.50 per hour

Experience:

  • FOH / COFFEE : 1 year (Required)

 

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Position Title: Delivery Driver (Location: Richmond, TW9)

 

Delivery Driver - London area (£9.50 to £10 per hour) Branded van and all fuel included

BASED IN NW10 - PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OF HANDLING A DELICATE LUXURY FOOD ITEM STRONGLY PREFERRED.

We’re looking for an amazing driver to deliver freshly baked happiness across London...

We make delicious deliveries of epic cakes, cupcakes and brownies and we need a friendly customer-facing person to join our team. You’ll be delivering to homes, businesses and offices across London as well as our Fulham bakery

Our products are extremely fragile so we're looking for a careful, diligent, organised person with exceptional attention to detail and OUTSTANDING people skills. We're not looking for drivers who throw stuff in the back of the van and hope for the best.

*You'll be working five days out of seven on a rota system although there may be an occasional sixth paid day during busy periods. It's a 40 hour working week so the shifts may vary in length from day to day

*You'll also be dropping ingredients to our bakeries as well so being fit and able to carry up to 25 kilos is essential.

We have a new top of the range manual Berlingo vans with rear cameras and comfy seats. Our vans are branded so we expect a high level of respect for other road users, proven experience of that famous London traffic along with outstanding written and spoken English. We provide a company mobile and Circuit to plan your routes BUT a good knowledge of London postcodes would be handy.

Job requirements:

*Over 25 and hold a current, clean UK drivers licence
*Proven driving experience
*Smart personal appearance
*Outstanding spoken English
*Brilliant customer service/people skills
*Thorough understanding of delivery very delicate food items
*Excellent knowledge of London traffic and ability to plan routes to complete all deliveries within our delivery window

The rate of pay for the role is £9.50 to £10 per hour, we will provide the vehicle and all fuel. Positions are based on a full-time contract with a guaranteed 40 hours per week plus overtime. 28 days holiday per year, 50% staff discount and a free cake on your birthday.

We’re looking for very reliable trustworthy people who want to grow with us. You’ll be expected to abide by ALL traffic laws and be aware that you’re driving a branded vehicle that represents our company.

PLEASE NOTE THAT COMPANY VEHICLES CAN'T BE TAKEN HOME AT NIGHT

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £9.50-£10.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
MASK WERING / SANATISING VAN

 

    Licence/Certification:

    • Driving License (Required)

    Job Duties:

    • Loading the delivery vehicle from a staging area
    • Delivering to residential locations
    • Delivering to commercial locations
    • Heavy lifting

     

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    We're super busy and our business is growing massively and we need staff at all levels! We're looking for cake decorators, expereinced bakers and more senior staff to grown into future Kitchen Managers 

     

    If you're looking for a new challenge or perhaps you've lost your job during the Coronavirus pandemic drop us an email and tell us about yourself. Include your CV and if you have any examples of your work attach those as well.

    Let's get talking careers@flavourtownbakery.co.uk

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