The Syrian Supper Club was started in 2012 by a group of friends in London wanting to do something positive in response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria and show that friends they had met there had not been forgotten. Since then suppers have taken place all over the world with more than £300,000 raised for the Hands up Foundation which focuses on funding sustainable projects in and around Syria. These projects deliver vital health and education services while simultaneously providing livelihoods and strengthening the stability of local communities. For more information, please see www.handsupfoundation.org.
Join us on Thursday 13th February for our first supper of the year. Cooked by renowned Chef Ruth Quinlan, it will be a generous feast of Syrian inspired dishes. Ruth has cooked for prime ministers and pop stars as well as many years at E5 Bakehouse in Hackney – if you’ve ever been there you might notice some inspirations that have influenced our bakery!
The event will be BYO and will include a welcome cocktail on arrival.
For more details and bookings please click here.
We’ve teamed up with local personal trainer Naomi Jones to offer an early morning exercise session followed by exclusive early access to the bakery for a well deserved breakfast.
Meet at the bakery at 6am (yes that’s right!) where you can leave your bags and get a sneak preview of what our bakers get up to before the doors open. Then head off on a warm up jog to Sweatbox Gym just around the corner, followed by a circuit style workout including weighted exercises and cardio elements. The session will finish back at the bakery at 7am with sweet and savoury pastries and coffee all included in the ticket price.
All abilities welcome, guided by Naomi you will be encouraged to work at your own pace. Whether you are fit as a fiddle or just want to get the endorphins pumping before work this is the session for you!
Wednesday 29th January
Meet at Hart’s Bakery at 6am
Tickets are £13.50 including breakfast & booking fee
Book now on Eventbrite.
It’s our favourite time of the year again and a great opportunity to bring together some of Bristol’s finest makers, producers and artists for an intimate Christmas market. Come and find unique gifts, food and drink for your festive table and even have a go at printing your own Christmas cards.
We’ve got wine from Dunleavy Vinyards and More Wine, cider and produce from Wilding Cider and coffee roasted in Stokes Croft from Triple Co. Look out for a baked treat collaboration with our bakers!
For gifts we are delighted to have Liz Vidal Ceramics (her travel mugs and workshops have been very popular), Bianca Rosewood with funky painted jewellery, Handsome Vintage with quirky upcycled homewares, Will P Wood Craft with beautiful hand carved spoons and decorations and Larch Jewellery with wonderful silver creations.
If you’ve admired our flying bird display as part of our Christmas decorations in the bakery then come and say hello to artist and print maker Rosanna Morris. She’ll have a smaller version of the birds which you can use to hand print your own cards to take home.
We’ll also have Nouko Knives with hand forged knives for the serious cook (or book on a workshop to make your own or as a gift), Fancy plants with a selection of house plants and gifts and last but not least Cactus and Moon, a Bristol based slow tech screen printing and making studio who will be launching their beautiful linen bread bags – perfect for storing one of our sourdough loaves!
The market will run from 8am – 2pm with the bakery open as usual from 7am – 3pm
Full time approx. 40 hours a week. Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm
To start in early October 2019
We are looking for an experienced chef to join our small kitchen team. You will help to devise a daily lunch menu and produce exceptional savoury goods that complement the Hart’s Bakery repertoire.
With a unique location at Temple Meads we are consistently busy with a large number of regular and new customers every day. As well as meeting the demand and quality required for our regular savoury products, we welcome new ideas and are continually looking to improve and expand our offering.
Sharing a kitchen space with our bakers and working alongside our front of house team, an ability to work well with others is essential.
With plenty of room for creative input, sociable hours and customer interaction this role would suit someone with at least 5 years’ experience of a restaurant or café kitchen looking for a new challenge.
There is also opportunity to be involved in some our events such as supper evenings, private bookings and workshops.
Please apply in writing including your CV and covering letter to laura @hartsbakery.co.uk
Hart’s Bakery is an independent bakery and café in a railway arch at Temple Meads Station. With bakery, kitchen, shop and café in one space, it is a fast paced and fun place to work. Started in 2012, we have grown steadily and are proud to be part of the flourishing food scene in Bristol. Specialising in sourdough and handmade baked goods, we also offer a range of savouries, lunch options and great coffee. The space is also regularly used for our own and outside events including private parties, workshops and pop up restaurants.
We offer attractive working hours, training, competitive pay and as a small team, plenty of opportunity to learn and make your mark on a growing business.
This event is a collaboration between Sonali Tailor, Sam Ellis from Full Court Press and Hart’s Bakery. Working in hospitality is exciting and rewarding but like many jobs often very demanding. We want to promote healthier workplaces, strong support systems and open conversations around mental health.
The evening will start with a coffee cupping at 6pm. There will be coffees from a number of local roasteries to try as well as nibbles from the bakery.
This will be followed by a discussion about the rewards and challenges of working in hospitality led by a panel of people from a variety of backgrounds. There will be ample opportunity for questions and input from everyone. This is designed to be a safe space to talk openly about issues affecting mental health and how we can support ourselves and each other.
To attend please go to our Eventbrite page and donate whatever you can. All funds raised will go to Papyrus who are working to prevent suicide in young people. Spaces are limited
Thursday 5th September, 6pm, Hart’s Bakery
Summer holidays should be an exciting time for school children, however with thousands of children in Bristol relying on free school meals the long break can be really tough. The extra strain of added food costs, activities and child care can mean hard-working parents struggle to provide nutritious meals for their children. As a result, children in Bristol face going hungry this summer.
When we heard about the campaign between Feeding Bristol and FareShare Southwest to supply and fund over 40,000 meals we knew we had to help. In such a prosperous and food rich city the idea that children (and their parents) may go hungry is unthinkable.
We will open for lunch on Monday 29th July (just this once – we are normally closed on Mondays!) and ask people to donate at least what they would normally spend on lunch. Our chefs will be cooking up one delicious dish (v/vg/gf options) plus a drink served canteen-style from noon until its gone so bring your friends, colleagues, neighbours and get there early!
Cash and card donations welcomed. Every penny will go to help make sure that no child goes hungry this summer
Tsukemono have been delighting Bristol diners with their Japanese inspired street food at market stalls and pop ups for a couple of years. Founders Iris and Adam have been looking for an opportunity to share even more of their love of Japanese cuisine and culture with a series of more elaborate and intimate events. We are delighted to be hosting them at the bakery on the following dates;
Summer: Sunday 2nd June 2019 – FULLY BOOKED
Autumn: Sunday 8th September 2019
Winter: Sunday 8th December 2019
Spring: Sunday 29th March 2020
The supper club’s summer edition will feature a multicourse menu designed to satisfy all hot weather cravings, catering for ethical omnivores and vegans alike.
Highlights include the ultimate summer treat Kakigori, a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavoured with an exciting range of syrups and Kushikatsu, a deep-fried delight on a skewer and staple of Osaka’s street-food scene. The menu also boasts mackerel sashimi along with a vegan sashimi consisting of seaweed cured heritage carrot.
But it doesn’t stop with the food. Tsukemono’s Adam Hartshorne is a trained printmaker and has created a series of limited edition prints that diners will be able to take away as a keepsake.
Adam says “I’ve always been fascinated by the rich history of Japanese printmaking. The prints, like the food, are inspired by the seasons. Both are really transient experiences and we hope we can provide people with something memorable.”
Diners that make it to all four supper clubs will have a little seasonal print collection of your own.
For more information and bookings please visit click here.
Organic vegetables don’t come much more local than this – Leigh Court Farm has been supplying households in Bristol with produce grown within 5 miles of Bristol for 20 years. They deliver vegetable boxes direct to homes or local collection points as well as trading at The Bristol Farmers Market and Whiteladies Road Market.
We’re delighted to have Carol from the farm joining us with a stall in front of the bakery stacked with the best of the seasons produce as well as halloumi and ricotta from their neighbours at Abbots Leigh Dairy.
This is a great opportunity to stock up for the weekend or get set up on their vegetable box scheme just as the very best of the summer produce is being harvested. Find out more about what they offer here.
Leigh Court Farm recently faced difficult changes to their tenancy from The National Trust and thanks to lobbying from local people The National Trust have been forced to reconsider. This is great news and means they can continue growing amazing organic produce right on our doorstep.
Saturday 18th May 8am – noon
The bakery will be open as usual from 7am to 3pm
This position has now been filled. Please get in touch if you would like to be considered for future vacancies
Part time Barista / FOH vacancy
We are looking for a new member for our Front of House team. Exceptional customer service is our priority, therefore experience in a busy café or hospitality environment is essential. We have a big group of lovely regulars as well of plenty of new customers every day, so you need to be welcoming, friendly and able to build rapport quickly. We are a busy bakery, which means we work at a fast pace, so energy and efficiency are a must!
3 to 4 shifts per week (up to 32 hours)
Mixture of opening and closing shifts between the hours of 6.30am and 4:00pm
Must be able to work on Saturdays
To start in early May
Barista experience is desirable. Great coffee is a big part of what we offer, with rotating house espressos from Extract coffee roasters and high-end equipment.
The role also includes some food preparation, taking orders for hot food, answering calls, taking customer pre-orders and day-to-day upkeep of the café space.
Open from 7am – 3pm Tuesday to Saturday we offer attractive working hours, training, competitive pay, generous perks and as a small and friendly team, there is plenty of opportunity to learn and make your mark on a growing business.
To apply please email a CV and covering letter to email@example.com
This vacancy has now been filled but please contact us if you would like to be considered for future positions
Full time 40-45 hours a week
5 days a week including Saturdays, earliest start time 4.30am
To start April/May 2019
We are looking for an experienced baker to join our small team. We make a range of sourdough, viennoiserie and cakes. Using a slow overnight retard for all our bread and pastries we have developed a rhythm that allows for sociable working hours, products fresh from the oven when we open and a connection with customers as they are able to see the whole process.
You should have experience in a similar role with a knowledge and passion for baking artisan bread, pastries and cakes. You will be familiar with mixing, shaping and baking a range of breads and experience with laminated products. As a team of just 3 full time bakers, roles are shared and rotated meaning plenty of variety and scope to bring new ideas.
As part of a small team you will need to be able to work independently, efficiently and share responsibility for the smooth running of the bakery. Quality is at the heart of what we do – you should have great attention to detail and be always striving to improve products and processes. There will be ample opportunity for your creative input in developing new products.
The bakery is a fun and fast-paced place to work. You will be joining a friendly team of passionate people, who also inspire and help to create regular events around food, art, community and business.
Salary dependent on experience
Please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org