Pump Street Bakery are welcoming applications to join the team at their small, family-run bakery and café. This is an opportunity to learn more about real bread and to work in an exciting, dynamic and award-winning independent business.
- One vacancy on the café team - this vacancy is for a cook or chef (at CdeP or Sous level) to work 4-5 days per week - job share opportunities considered.
- One vacancy for Head of Pastry (full time).
ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE if needed.
A keen interest in food and hospitality is essential. All team members must truly enjoy working with food, interacting with customers and be ready and enthusiastic to learn about the bread and the food they serve.
Their warm, welcoming team are great to work with and supportive. Encouraging people to take on opportunities to learn in other areas of the business e.g. bread, pastry, chocolate. Perks include two consecutive days of per week at most times, no evening work, and bread and pastries to eat!
Successful candidates will have a proven record of being hardworking and responsible in previous jobs. Relevant experience is imperative. Ability to work under pressure is essential.
Pay will be competitive and calculated depending on experience. Weekend work is compulsory in both roles. If you have any questions, or would like to apply by submitting a cover letter, CV and two employer references, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kombucha Production Manager – Rendlesham, Suffolk
A highly innovative and exciting new fermented foods startup lauching in May is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and responsible foodie to run a kombucha brewery.
Combining the work of Kombucha brewer Louise Avery (Lois & The Living Teas), William Kendall (Cawston Press, Green & Blacks, Covent Garden Soup) and Mark Palmer (Marketing director of Pret A Manger, Cawston Press, Green & Black’s), the new company is launching a national brand to offer kombucha to a wider audience across the UK.
This is a great opportunity for someone who has experience in food production, and is ready to run their own facility. The ideal candidate will have some basic knowledge of kombucha and fermentation, although full training will be given. They will be willing to lead the production side of the business, eventually running their own team as the business expands. It is essential that this person be willing to take on multiple roles at the initially small brewery. The successful candidate should be passionate about experimentation and fermentation, while still maintaining stringent quality control standards.
This highly motivated, enthusiastic production manager will work alongside Louise Avery, to upscale the current process, set up the new manufacturing plant and then take over the operations side once it is up and running smoothly.
Overseeing all aspects of the brewing process
roduct development for existing and new kombucha lines
Ambassador for the brewery/production facility
Quality Control and ability to troubleshoot and remedy issues as they arise
Keeping all due diligence records and health & Safety records up to date
Arranging and manually helping with logistics
Desirable but not essential:
A hands on approach to all tasks
A genuine interest in kombucha and fermentation
A full driving license
Proficient IT skills
Strong natural numeracy skills
Minimum of two years experience in commercial food production
Full training on kombucha will be provided, however any additional brewing experience in a microbrewery would be highly advantageous.
(Full Time) (Salary package up to 35k)
Contact Louise Avery email@example.com
THE 10 BEST FOOD FESTIVALS IN THE UK, The Culture Trip
Now in its 11th edition, the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival is one of the UK’s most raved about food events and takes place at the charming Snape Maltings arts and retail complex on the banks of the River Alde. The focus is hyper-local, paying homage to Suffolk’s flourishing food and drink scene with over 100 stalls selling local products and eats, including taste wares from the likes of the popular Pump Street Bakery and Newlands Cheese Straws. There are also two cookery demo stages featuring a host of local and visiting chefs, followed by two weeks of fringe festivities like farm walks, workshops and meet-the-producer events.
SUMMER FOOD FESTIVALS TO BOOK NOW, Jamie Magazine
Aldeburgh Food Festival
A celebration of renowned local food and drink producers, Aldeburgh festival takes place in the Snape Maltings, the pretty arts complex on the river Alde, close to the Suffolk coast. Whether it’s raw milk, organic fruit and veg, or locally made charcuterie, hungry visitors are bound to discover something new. What’s more, some country’s best chefs will be in attendance, including Anna Jones, Dan Doherty and José Pizarro. It’s a sumptuous way to farewell the summer season.When 24–25 September
THE SPECTACULAR RISE OF THE BRITISH FOOD FESTIVAL, The Telegraph
Festival season will soon be upon us. But if the words “festival food” conjure up images of undercooked burgers and dodgy noodles while hiding from the rain at Glastonbury or queuing for lavatories at Reading, you could be in for a surprise.
The past five years have seen an explosion in popularity of dedicated food festivals, with events celebrating US-style barbecue, veganism and street food joining established festivals like Abergavenny, Aldeburgh and Ludlow on the foodie calendar.
Food festivals are “more popular than ever”, says Frances Hopewell-Smith, director of the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival. “People’s awareness of where their food comes from has increased enormously and food festivals allow us to reconnect with the people who produce it and the land from where it comes, so it’s hardly surprising they are on the increase.”
Aldeburgh, held in Suffolk in September, is now in its 11th year, having hit on a winning formula of producer stalls, appearances from credible chefs (José Pizarro, Olia Hercules and Thomasina Miers were three of last year’s names), and masterclasses in everything from Middle Eastern baking to wild-food foraging.
Aldeburgh, held in Suffolk in September, is now in its 11th year
ONE OF THE TOP 10!, The Telegraph 10 best UK food festivals
One of the UK’s best-loved food festivals, Aldeburgh is now in its 11th year. It’s held at pretty Snape Maltings on the banks of the River Alde, a few miles inland from the Suffolk coast.
A thoughtfully curated line-up of producers, food writers and chefs (recent years have included Telegraph columnist Diana Henry, Sabrina Ghayour and Anna Hansen) makes this the perfect festival for curious home cooks: Aldeburgh is more about learning how to perfect your sourdough than getting an autograph from Gordon.
NAMED, BEST FOR FOOD, Daily Mail Festival Frenzy
A joyful celebration of all things totally delicious (and totally Suffolk), this is the foodie's festival. Over 90 Suffolk producers gather to flaunt their tasty wares, host workshops and take part in discussions alongside well-known chefs. The 2016 programme is still being curated, but last year's included Jose Pizarro, Thomasina 'Wahaca' Miers, Dhruv Baker (winner of MasterChef 2010) and Rosie Birkett.
Suffolk Young Producers launch The Suffolk Punch public house at Vault Festival 27th January – 6th March 2016
On Wednesday27th January the sixth VAULT Festival will open its doors - eight spaces within one venue, three bars and a very special pop-up restaurant fill the labyrinthine vaults beneath London’s Waterloo Station.
Vault Festival and the Suffolk Young Producers, created by the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, welcome festival visitors to their pop-up restaurant, The Suffolk Punch bringing the very best of East Anglian food and drink to subterranean London.
Most of The Suffolk Punch menu ingredients are provided by the Suffolk Young Producers, a group of award-winning artisan food entrepreneurs who have created a country pub-style venue in the middle of a cutting edge arts festival. David Wright from the award-winning Cake Shop Bakery in Woodbridge leads the team with the support of the other Suffolk Young Producers - Alder Carr ices, Diaper Poultry, The Plough & Sail, Fen Farm Dairy, Henrietta Inman, Kenton Hall, Lane Farm, Marriages the Millers, Marybelle Dairy, Newbourne Farm, Pump Street Bakery and Suffolk stalwarts Adnams of Southwold and Aspall Cyder, together with some other well-known Suffolk food businesses.
The Vault Festival
Since its inception in 2012 VAULT has hosted over 250 productions, from outrageous comedy acts to hard-hitting political theatre and experimental new work from Britain’s most exciting emerging artists. 2016 promises to deliver another feast for the body, soul and mind with an international array of performances exploring themes such as gender, mental health, conflict and much more. Details of the 150+ events taking place are outlined in the VAULT Festival 2016 programme that can be viewed here.
New for 2016 will be the first VAULT Film Festival taking place each Sunday in February. Both long and short form screenings spanning drama, documentary, animation and more will feature. Additionally some pieces will appear courtesy of a partnership with Paris’ ECU Film Festival.
The Suffolk Punch Opening Hours
Wednesday - Friday 6pm - 10pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am - 10pm. Sunday is Pizza Day and only the pizza menu will be available, all pizzas are 2 for 1 between 3pm and 6pm.
Suffolk Punch Menu here...
We are so please to have Diana Henry, award winning food writer attending this years festival and bring along copies of her latest book, A Bird in the Hand.
Join Diana at the festival for flavours of the unexpected lunch Sunday 27th September, 12,30pm. Kicked off with a glass of prosecco and an interview and Q&A session, followed by lunch.
This lunch will include a menu taken form Diana's books and cooked for you by local chef Peter Harrison. Tickets available on the day from the information tent.
ROAST TOMATOES AND LENTILS WITH DUKKA CRUMBED EGGS (from 'change of appetite')
MEXICAN CHICKEN WITH PUMPKIN AND PEPITA PESTO ( from 'bird in the hand')
LIME AND GONGER ROASTED PEACHES ( from ' plenty')
To celebrate our 10th anniversary we have been working with local videographer Rory Fitzgerald to produce a series of behind the scenes producer videos. We thought it would be nice to take a closer look at our producers and see why they're so special.
The fifth and final film takes a look at Fen Farm Dairy