Meet Our Head Baker, Jason Jobling
We are so excited to have partnered with Martha Collison to Uncover The Craft of British Baking, but we are also extremely proud to have an unrivalled team of bakers at our Bakery in St. Just, led by our Head Baker, Jason Jobling.
We caught up with Jason to find out a bit more about what it means to be the Head Baker at Warrens Bakery.
Where did your baking story begin?
My father was a baker, so you could say that I was born and ‘bread’ with bakery; I am sure my passion for baking is in my blood. My career at Warrens Bakery began when I was just twelve, I started by sugaring American Ring Doughnuts during my school holidays and then began a Bakery, Cake Decorating and Patisserie Apprenticeship upon leaving school.
What is your favourite thing to bake and why?
I love making hot cross buns, the technique combines bread fermentation skills with confectionery skills. The smell of the final spiced product and the final appearance continues to bring me delight even after 26 years of working for Warrens Bakery.
What have been the most exciting developments for the bakery this year?
We continuously review our product range and have a new product development program to support the growth within Warrens Bakery and this year our bakers have been hard at work adapting and redesigning our 150 year old recipe to create a truly authentic vegan experience culminating in the launch of a whole new vegan pasty range.
What is craft baking?
Craft baking is using your hands and artisan skills-yes we use machinery to support our product range within Warrens Bakery, however, we still use craft skills in every single product we make, from our signature, hand crimped Cornish Pasty right down to our humble Gingerbread men.
To find your nearest Warrens Bakery to get your hands on one of your own hand crimped Cornish Pasties, click here.