When Roberta’s Bread is short of a pastry assistant for viennoiserie production, they turn to (naturally) Craigslist. By far the most successful Bushwick restaurant whose bread was proclaimed to be the best in New York by NY Magazine reveals that the candidate should have a culinary degree and/or one year of equivalent experience. He or she must be “focused, hard-working and possess a sense of urgency.”
What can I say? The cut-throat world of artisanal pastry baking unveiled itself right in front of my eyes… You gotta be no. 1 to bake no. 1 bread in New York! (and I am ironic only a little bit). So do you think you’re well-fitted for this job? Apply now! In the mean time, check out this beautiful photo essay about Roberta’s pastry making that appeared in The Village Voice in July 2012.