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Old 12-18-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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It seems like it's impossible to find in this city, but my other half has never had any luck finding anyone who needs a baker/cook (more along the lines of baking than the cooking part)

She's had formal training, an internship, and has worked alongside other bakers (most recently a professional cake shop) but she's been working a temporary job with Current, and I know she wants to get back into doing what she loves.

The funny thing is we caught an episode of modern marvels last night and they were going over candy making and she was practically drooling over the process (and yes, the machinery, not the candy itself) - she loves working with her hands, so that got me to thinking (that she could apply to candy shops as well)

Anywho, does anyone have any contacts or friends who are looking for a very hard working (she's pulling 12 hours shifts at Current right now, no break since Thanksgiving) and friendly person? She'd be good at combination jobs - working both the customer facing side of things, or just bunkered up in a kitchen somewhere with all the "big girl toys" (as she puts it) out there? Commuting isn't a problem, she's got a good gas efficient car, and lives on the north side of the 'Springs.

I have her resume if anyone can give me any leads.

Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Try Panera Bread. Their regional office is in Centennial. The H.R. manager's name is Linda. Good luck!
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:00 PM
 
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She's applied several times to Panera, they never call her back. :/
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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I would suggest applying at King Soopers..Safeway . The other place would be the School Districts.. all great benefits also!!
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:46 PM
 
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Altitude Bakery? Powers North Carefree area

There are cupcake places around too that might be up her alley.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: 900 miles from my home in 80814
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Marigold Bakery and Restaurant on Centennial just N of Garden of the Gods?
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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Marigold Bakery and Restaurant on Centennial just N of Garden of the Gods?
Not to mention Boonzaajer's Dutch Bakery just a short distance away...

Then there are other possibilities.....
- Great Harvest Bread Co with two locations.
- The Broadmoor, with 11 eateries on the property, bound to be a baking a lot of their own items....
- And a bunch of others found with a google search....
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:02 PM
 
Location: 900 miles from my home in 80814
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I would suggest applying at King Soopers..Safeway . The other place would be the School Districts.. all great benefits also!!
All the supermarket chains have bakeries, and there are tons of them around town: Safeway, Albertsons, King Soopers, Costco, and more.

You might also try places like The Marriott off I-25 at Rockrimmon, or other larger hotel chains that do weddings, catering, parties, etc. When my daughter got married at the USAFA in 1995, we had the reception at the Marriott above, and she had her cake baked by a woman who specialized in elegant occasion cakes recommended by our wedding planner. (This woman also did beautifully themed birthday cakes for children). I wish I remembered her name, but that was 17 years ago.

So, another thought is you might check with wedding coordinators and see who they use as bakers. There might even be enough demand that she can open up her own private bakery from home.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:24 AM
 
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Yeah, tried most of the grocery stores, no one ever calls back. Half tempted to tell her to take the bakery managers a sample of her baking just to get her on the radar. Can't quite get her to do it...

Thanks for the tips on a few of the lesser knowns - she's not opposed to those (neither am I) so I'll give them a whirl as well. Thanks.

...and yes I know how to use Google, but the point was to find someone in the community that may know more. Google can't tell me that.

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Old 12-22-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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I'd say don't just call, but keep putting in/updating applications periodically, like clock work. My other thought is perhaps she could slowly start to build her own business by selling birthday and holiday goods to friends and family, etc. Start selling at craft fairs, bake sales, maybe farmers markets, etc., and get a website and with item sold include a tag/card with contact info for more orders, etc.
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