Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Our Very First Bake Sale!

We'll be at FMM (near Dempsey) next Saturday for our very first bake sale in aid of their convent rebuilding. Details below in our flyer!! See you guys there :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

We Are Hiring!

Things are coming along at C&C HQ! Renovations are well underway, kitchen almost done and floor tiling works have started this week. Exciting times! We've spent a good part of this week trying out recipes (the kitchen is starting to look like muffins have invaded and are taking over!) and not to mention a fruitful  and fun trip to Food & Hotel Asia to shop for ingredients, equipment, packaging and whatnot. We had so much samples that we didn't even need lunch!

That aside, we are hiring!! We need passionate and hardworking folks to join us in both our front and back-of-house. If you are interested to be part of a fun, creative and dynamic team and a quirky and unique concept, here are the positions available:

1) Baking Assistant (full-time)

  • Assist the head baker in preparing and making daily production items such as cakes, muffins, breads, cookies, etc., as well as completing special orders when required.
  • Prepare ingredients and mise-en-place for production
  • Pack and label baked goods, and other special orders when required.
  • Responsible for cleaning bakery equipment and maintaining kitchen.
  • Knowledge and prior experience in baking/pastry preferred.
  • Enthusiasm and interest in baking/pastry.
  • Singaporeans and PR only.
  • Able to work morning shifts (0730h- 1530h)

2) Service Staff (full-time/part-time)

  • Responsible for taking food and retail orders and payment from customers.
  • Responsible for serving food, and preparing drinks and coffee.
  • Provide product information to customers.
  • Perform sales role for furniture retail when required.
  • Assist in clearing tables and ensuring cleanliness and overall tidiness of store.
  • Able to multi-task in cafe and furniture retail store environment.
  • Possess a pleasant disposition and good communication skills, be polite and approachable.
  • Prior experience in food service/retail preferred.
  • For part-timers, able to commit minimum of 16 hours a week.
  • Singaporeans and PRs only.

3) Kitchen Cleaner (part-time)

  • Maintains cleanliness and tidiness of kitchen through general cleaning, dishwashing and other tasks.
  • Performs daily and weekly cleaning and maintenance of equipment.
  • Able to work night shifts (1900h-2300h)
  • Singaporeans and PRs only.

If you are interested in any of the above or know of suitable candidates, please drop us a line at info [at] carpenterandcook.com.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


It's been a busy busy time for us here! Where do we even start from to tell you guys what we've been up to?

After many weeks of planning and designing, we have finally started on our renovations! Look at the scene of destruction below, the hacking has begun and everything is in a mess but this also means that soon we will be looking brand new.

We have been running all around town looking for tiles, changing our minds every time we saw new ones we liked. And just as we thought we got it all down, Murphy struck. The only tile we were sure about, an antique wood-like floor tile, was apparently sold out and we had to start our search again. And I think we did good - we actually found something which we thought would be more special. You'll have to wait to see the finished place, but here's a sneak preview of our tiles. 

The tiles weren't the only things that worked out in our favour. We have been so blessed with people and friends who have helped us out just at the moment when we needed it, like our amazing espresso machine, a vintage Elektra Barlume. The moment we laid our eyes on it, we knew it was meant to be :) Can't wait for it to be put into action!

We also had a very interesting meeting with the people behind The Lorong 24A Shophouse Series, a row of conservation shophouses in Geylang that have been remade into residential boutique apartments, each with a character of their own. There will be a series of art events held there in April to raise awareness of these shophouses before they get rented out to the lucky tenants who eventually get to stay there. There will be more events in May/June as the other units are completed. We might be doing something really special in one of the shophouses, so we are super excited! Plus to top it off, we are getting some vintage grills that were part of the shophouses that we had been searching for. Score!

All in all, it's been a really fruitful month, and Carpenter & Cook is slowly but surely taking shape. We can't thank our friends enough for all the support they have given us so far, THANK YOU!