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Senior Sous Chef

Pollen is a Sourdough & Viennoiserie Bakery committed to creating a unique, forward-thinking cafe with delicious, well curated and produce-led food at its heart.

The Senior Sous Chef position is based in our Ancoats bakery, where we’re looking for someone creatively and aesthetically driven to lead our kitchen operations, working with our Executive Chef to create a menu of beautiful, refined dishes with the best seasonal produce.

THE ROLE:
• Working closely with the GM to lead the day-to-day service and operations of the kitchen
• Ensuring the highest food standards and quality across all dishes and produce
• Managing and completing all food safety processes and daily/weekly record keeping
• Ordering, stock and wastage management in line with sales projections and patterns
• Product development and costing; contributing creatively to keep our seasonal menu evolving

ABOUT YOU:
• Minimum of 1 year experience at Sous Chef level, working with fresh produce
• Confident and clear communicator, comfortable in a high-volume environment
• Aesthetically and creatively driven- keen eye for refined presentation and plating
• Collaborative and positive, keen to develop supportive relationships with the senior team
• Highly organised and able to work efficiently in a compact space
• Passionate about seasonality, quality and new product development

Salary: Up to £30k

Apply at: jobs@pollenbakery.com

Pastry Chef

As a Pollen pastry chef you will have a deep-rooted interest in Pastry- Viennoiserie and Patisserie. With a keen eye for detail and outstanding quality, you’ll bring enthusiasm, creative passion and a strong drive to develop across both disciplines as our brand grows.

Under the guidance of our senior pastry team you will play an essential part in realising the vision created by the Founders and senior management, contributing ideas, creating new products and constantly evolving your skills within the distinctly refined aesthetic of the Pollen style.

THE ROLE:
• Working across Patisserie and Viennoiserie departments: dough lamination, shaping, baking
• Efficiently managing and ensuring completion of daily & weekly prep tasks
• Management and completion of food safety processes, daily/weekly record keeping
• Processing wholesale product dispatch
• Product ordering and managing deliveries into the business
• Quality control management on incoming produce and ingredients
• Product development: contributing creatively to keep our product range evolving

ABOUT YOU:
• Minimum of 1 year experience in a pastry role, intermediate knowledge of Patisserie and/or Viennoiserie
• Keen eye for detail and consistency, obsessive about quality
• Highly organised and able to work efficiently and collaboratively as part of a small team
• Passionate and knowledgeable about our industry and contemporaries
• Proactive about your own development and keen to grow with our business

Salary: Up to £26k

Apply at: jobs@pollenbakery.com

Artisan Baker

As a Pollen baker you will share a deep-rooted interest for naturally leavened bread in all of it’s intricacies. With an obsession for uncompromising quality, you will bring enthusiasm, drive and a creative mindset to help our products and brand continually evolve.

Under the guidance of our Head Baker you will play a key role in bringing to life our Founders’ vision, becoming confident in managing the processes and decision-making which ensure the consistency and exceptional standard of our breads in order to achieve the best possible ‘Pollen’ product.

THE ROLE:
• Mixing, fermenting, shaping and baking
• Efficiently ensuring completion of daily & weekly prep & cleaning tasks
• Management and completion of food safety processes, daily/weekly record keeping
• Processing wholesale product dispatch
• Product ordering and managing deliveries into the business
• Quality control management on incoming produce and ingredients
• Product development: contributing creatively to keep our product range evolving

ABOUT YOU:
• Minimum 6 months in a Baker role, experience working with sourdough products
• Keen eye for detail and consistency, obsessive about quality
• Highly organised and able to work efficiently and collaboratively as part of a small team
• Creatively driven with a passion for product development
• Passionate and knowledgeable about our industry and contemporaries
• Proactive about your own development and keen to grow with our business

Salary: Up to £26k

Apply at: jobs@pollenbakery.com