I did a job interview yesterday at a new small bakery/coffee shop. It haven't open yet and in the process of opening ... It was already a bakery cafe before but I never been to that place before.
Anyway my situation is that I'm currently working at a cupcake place since April and if this new place offer me a job. It risky cause I never try their products because it havent been open yet and they are currently trying to put a team together. Also I won't know if the products are made from scratch or products from outside like for example pre-made cake batters, so I can't wait until they are open to try it since they already would have a team of people and there will be no jobs available.
Also I don't know if the work environment is better than the cupcake place or the pay or even the employees to see if we work well. There are various bakery positions which are for sure, head baker and assistant bakers, what the pay rate do you think they get pay as a head baker and assistant baker of a small bakery/coffee shop? right now I'm an assistant baker at the cupcake with a pay of $11/hr and just found out that the head baker get 14/hr and she wish the pay is higher.
Is there such a position as 2nd in command like sous chef version of a baker?
The only pro for the new bakery/coffee shop is that it a general bakery meaning they probably offer different things like muffins, pastries, cakes and so on, which means I can learn more about making stuff than at the cupcake place.
What would you do if you were in my shoes? The things we do at the cupcake place is make batters, measure ingredients for the next day, scoop and bake batters, make frostings and pipe frosting on cupcakes, that's what we do everything day. The other assistant bakers and i don't decorate cakes, only the head baker does it
sorry for the long read :P