Head Baker

About Us:

The Big Bakes is the UKs highest rated baking event. Why? Our People! 

We believe great people make great experiences happen! Our venues are happy and wholesome places to work and we want to bake people's day with a team that wants to give everyone a ‘Cherry On Top’ experience!  

We look forward to telling you more about us, but in the meantime grab a slice of cake and watch this video to see what we make happen! Visit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPBhmf5izYk

Job Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly personable, driven and organised Head Bakers to join our team and journey, who will be integral in managing either our award winning London South and London East sites.  The successful candidates will help run the day to day of our existing London sites.

The successful candidates will manage the event on a day to day  basis, assist with recipe development, staff management and customer hosting. Key responsibilities of the role include the smooth running of The Big Bakes events, as well as working collaboratively with the Site Manager and other Head Bakers. 

The role provides significant diversity, with experience in management, organisation and customer experience - if you love interacting with people, hosting a tent full of budding bakers, imparting your knowledge and skills on novices and creating fantastic baked goods at truly unique London locations while taking a lead on the overall management of the event then keep reading.

Our Baking Promise to you:

At The Big Bakes, our teams happiness is the icing on the cake. Here are some of the benefits we offer to make your time with us that much sweeter. 

Hourly Wage - £14.50 (full time or part time)

  • Flexible & Guaranteed Hours
  • Grow your career with In-House Hospitality Training
  • Take part in our apprenticeship training where we fund up to £10,000 towards hospitality or baking training courses. 
  • Work alongside some of the best bakers in the biz
  • Free tea & coffee whilst at work
  • Baking Experience for 4 once you’ve completed your probation
  • 50% off food and drinks at our venues
  • 50% staff discount for up to 6 additional tickets a year
  • Christmas and New Year’s Day off (our Tents close 24th-26th Dec and 31st Dec - 1st Jan)
  • £150 for referring a friend to join our hospitality team and £250 for referring a baking friend.
  • 24/7 Counseling support & legal and financial advice support through our Employee Support Programme
  • 28 days holiday + birthday off 
  • Employee Incentive Scheme
  • Christmas Bonus Scheme
  • Amazing team parties twice a year 
  • And plenty of cake…

Key Tasks:

To lead and manage up to 40 novice bakers while creating a fun and relaxing environment

To manage a team of bakers and assistants that support the daily running of the event

To create a fun and lively atmosphere throughout the event

To lead a collaborative and friendly team on a day to day basis 

To be accountable for having weekly meetings with the Head Bakers 

To host a tent full of baking novices, introducing the event and interacting throughout

To assist with the creation of recipes that will be followed by members of the public who attend our event

To assist with food safety, health and safety checks, risk assessments and tasks

To help ensure a 5 star food hygiene standard is adhered to and administered

To provide demonstrations and participate in creating baking related content for the central team 

Work collaboratively and effectively with the central team and your wider team 

Have experience across a wide range of baked goods from cake decorating/ pastry making / biscuits / macaroons etc.




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£14.50 per hour
Start Date
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