Want to spend your summer making pie?!
Come for our summer apprenticeship.
.This little pie business is a small scale, hands-on operation located in the San Juan Islands off the Washington coast. I strive to use all organic ingredients and as many local ingredients as I can find .... meaning we are picking a heck of a lot of fruit in the summertime, as well as hitting up farmstands, and using what we've got growing in the garden. I view baking as a beautiful culmination of spirit, science, and art - it's a meditation, on most days.
For the 2018 summer season we are growing just a bit more and hoping to do two Saturday markets on our home island Lopez Island, as well as the market on San Juan Island. We will be prepping and baking for those markets from Wednesday until Friday.
This apprenticeship aims to give baking experience to anyone who is:
a) simply wanting to know how to make a better pie
b) those who are hoping to start a small baking business of their own
c) seeking a taste of what running a little baking operation is like
d) Those who are interested in food photography and the art of the process
e) really any one is passionate about baking.
Through the sometimes beautiful and sometime messy art of trial and error I can share what I've learned over these couple years, as well as the baking knowledge I've accumulated over the 15+ years of studying & working in bakeries. With all this said, baking is hard, repetitive work - with occasional late nights. The best applicants will be excited to work hard, play hard, and really like chopping fruit.
I generally make pies and hand pies exclusively in the summer - with the occasional greek pies, pizza pies, any other baking whims (doughnuts?!). There will also be plenty of room for experimentation and the ideal applicant will be hardworking, creative, and genuinely excited about baking, making pie, and trying new things. We can set aside a day to learn, experiment, and focus on things you'd like to learn.
Looking for an apprentice from May 18 to September 16th with a bit of wiggle room on either side.
Apprentices will be expected to:
+ work 15-20 hours a week generally Wednesday through Saturday (with always the option of more if interested!)
+ find housing on island before work starts (I can try to help however I can)
+chop fruits, peel fruits
+ make & roll out dough for pies & hand pies
+ clean as you go and at the end of the shift
+ making custards
+ making fillings
+ work the markets with me & sometimes by yourself (setting up for market, assisting with customers, and breaking down at the end)
Apprentices will Receive:
Weekly stipend ($100 - 250 depending on hours and experience)
Meals on working days
Educational activities (teaching days, experimentation days, astrology lessons)
Consultations on photography, social media, creative advising
A whole lot of pie making experience
PREFERENCES GIVEN TO:
+ hard working, efficient folks
+ enthusiasm, resiliency
+ proficient at customer service & working quickly if there’s a line
+ known to be good at cleaning while you work
+ those who can easily find housing on Lopez Island
+ those who can stay for the full 4 months
+ can stay grounded and excited in a chaotic or calm kitchen environment
+ friendly, amicable, and responsible
+ willing to also help with preparing for classes, food photography & video projects
+ you will never tire of picking fruit
(optional: + those who offer their birthday and who are excited to talk about the wooiest topics with me, haha)
TO APPLY TO BE AN APPRENTICE PLEASE SUBMIT:
+resume (can be informal, but comprehensive please!)
+ 1 -2 references
+ briefly explain a bit about yourself, with your baking experience and why you'd like to be an apprentice
+ the dates you can arrive and leave
+ there is potential work opportunity out of the inn we will we be baking out of if you need additional hours.
+ I'll be teaching a few classes this summer so it would be sweet to have an assistant during those as well!
Please e-mail application to firstname.lastname@example.org
And I'm so excited to hear from you!!