There’s no loafing around at Victoria Gardens’ Bakers Delight, where Jeb shares his passion for great bread with the locals. This award-winning baker is inspired by his customers whose love for Jeb’s fresh-baked bread makes every early start a good one.
“I love the baking side of my job” says Jeb. “Producing and perfecting my baking skills to make the best bread possible inspires me. I love making our artisan range, such as the sourdough.”
Jeb and his wife bought the Victoria Gardens’ Bakers Delight four years ago, and they enjoy getting to know their customers and hearing their stories.
“Aside from making bread, the other great part of my job is the everyday, real connections I get to make with people. It is very rewarding” says Jeb. “Every customer has a different story to tell.”
The connections with the local community are important to Jeb, “During COVID customers have made a real effort to get to my store which has saved my business and is much appreciated.”
Early morning starts are part of Jeb’s life – he’s been a baker for 23 years. He started at Bakers Delight when he was 15 and he knew early on that he would have a store of his own one day. He built up his experience managing stores and working for company stores.
Jeb values the community at Victoria Gardens. “A lot of the shop owners and staff are wonderful people” says Jeb.
Each day is different – it starts with making bread, but it’s the people who fill every day with new stories and bring a smile to this baker’s dial.