So I wrote a cover letter...a day later, I got a call to come in. So they scheduled me a week later. This would indicate to me they are either looking and haven't found somebody. Or they might actually be keen on training somebody. I did not sell myself as being an expert baker, rather a passionate person who would be willing to be working for reduced wages in order to obtain knowledge.
It would seem they probably are more than likely looking to hire somebody who has previous baking experience, but would be willing to train. I am nervous because this place is not simply a cheap mass produced operation, but a real high end bakery. It would be making breads.
I guess I either sink or swim, only one way to find out. It doesn't seem like a complicated job, but certainly hard work. I would much rather bake than sit in a kitchen dealing with servers griping, and customers doing stupid substitutions.
The beauty of baking is, you don't get substitutions or improvised orders. This is real brick oven baking and real natural leavened bread. It's as exciting as it is frightening. I hope the god's smile and give me dexterity needed to shape a ton of loaves. I hope for the best but truly expect the worst.
I mean it's not rocket science shaping loaves, but it's certainly something that takes time to be fast and efficient at. I suppose I should remain positive. I mean what are the odds of a single cover letter, and one week later being scheduled to go work? Something tells me they want a good hard cheap worker, which I am.
My biggest struggle in the food industry is comprehending why people work so hard to put out mediocre product. So this experience should be a huge incentive to push myself to really get a noble butt whipping.