This Week in the Life of a Bakery Franchise Corporate Chef
Posted by Scott Molyneaux
How do you get fired up for holiday flavors when it’s a springy 70 degrees here in Dillon, MT? Drive to Boise, ID for a photo shoot where temperatures are in the mid 80’s, of course! It seems early to be thinking about the holidays, but I’ve spent the last couple of months working on delicious new recipes for what is for our bakery owners the busiest time of their year. Whether they’re for holiday get-togethers for family or friends, gift giving, or simple self-indulgence, the bread and sweets flying out of the oven at your local Great Harvest bakery during the holiday season are the perfect way to get festive.
Once I finalize a recipe for our bakery owners, the next step is to help get some beautiful product shots so that our marketing team can create all the posters, signs, templates and other marketing support materials.
So this past week, I hopped in the car and headed down to the Boise Great Harvest owned by Zach and Mallori England to bake the products for the photo shoot later that day at the photographer’s home studio.
It was a bustling and busy Thursday morning in the bakery with hundreds of loaves of bread being produced, awesome sweets baking away, and even a 1,000 cookie order for the local hospital. Zach and his crew graciously hosted me and somehow fit me into the mixer and oven schedule. Our photographer, Amy, took amazing shots and made the product really shine. After almost two decades in the culinary field, food styling for photo shoots is a new thing for me but it is incredibly fun! It is just one more of the things that make being the Corporate Chef for Great Harvest one of the best jobs in the business.
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