Barnett's Artisan Bakery of Anstruther is known for producing the best loaves and other bakery goodies, but now they are becoming known for investing in skills to future proof their business, as they build their way out of the COVID pandemic.
The bakery has teamed up with National Food & Drink Training (NFDT), the training arm of trade association Scottish Bakers of which they are an active member, to support Jessie Barnett though her Level 2 qualification in Craft Bakery Skills.
Jessie is a member of the Barnett family and had been helping in the business whilst at school. Jessie was already working in the bakery full time before lockdown after finishing college studying business. Then, finding herself working more hands on when short staffed at the beginning of COVID, she found her passion for confectionary.
"I really enjoy baking" said Jessie, "and its great to be receiving formally recognised training, but having a role like this also means I can have a good work life balance and I still get time to spend on my other passion, my horse!"
National Food and Drink Training (NFDT) was established in 2015 as a rebrand of Scottish Bakers training provision. This was a direct result of the strengthening of its portfolio to include lean manufacturing techniques and the delivery of the new Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) qualifications.
National Food & Drink Training
c/o Scottish Bakers
Unit 2, Halbeath Interchange Business Park
01383 661 555