Posts in the Producer Blog category






Work with the famous Pump street Bakery

Posted: 2 years ago (0 comments)

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 joanna@pumpstreetbakery.com

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Exciting New Kombucha business looking for Production Manager

Posted: 2 years ago (0 comments)

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.

Key Responsibilities
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:
Brewing experience
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 loisandthelivingteas@gmail.com 

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Our Suffolk Young Producers head to London...

Posted: 3 years ago (0 comments)

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.

Head to VAULTFestival.com for full listings, show info, timings and tickets, alternatively a full festival programme can be accessed here.

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...

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Meet Diana Henry

Posted: 4 years ago (0 comments)

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. 

Menu: 

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')

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Fen Farm Dairy Producer Video

Posted: 4 years ago (0 comments)

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 

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High House Fruit Farm Producer Video

Posted: 4 years ago (0 comments)

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 forth film takes a look at High House Fruit Farm run by Piers and Suvi Pool 

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