Walking into a bakery is an experience that involves all of your senses. Drawn by the smell of freshly cooked bread, you open the door to the bake shop and walk in. You see rows of pies, cookies, cakes, breads, all kinds of delicious looking baked goods right out of the oven. Behind the food, you can see rows of oven and workers in clean white clothing mixing ingredients, rolling dough, and pulling freshly done goods from the ovens.
So you can smell the deliciously appetizing scent of fresh bread. You can see the golden brown crust. You can touch the flaky, soft bread that has just come out of the oven. You can hear the bakers at work as pans clang and mixers churn and ovens tick. And, of course, you can taste the finished product. Isn’t that what you’re there for in the first place? Soon it’s time to load your bags with bread and cakes and head home for a tasty dinner.
Imagine working in a bakery, around food all day, every day you’re at work. You spend your days mixing ingredients and molding pastries and putting bread onto wire racks to slide into the oven and cook.
Three M Tool (threemtool.com), a company based in York, Pennsylvania, manufacturers custom wire baskets for a wide range of clients. Several commercial food service producers use custom oven racks made by Three M to hold food as it’s placed in the oven to be baked.
The oven is then heated to a temperature well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The stainless steel basket must be able to withstand high temperatures without being damaged. The bread is cooked to a crisp and pulled out when the bakers smell the fresh, appetizing scent of bread ready to eat.
Then, the bread can be wrapped up and put into bags, and labeled and made ready to sell. A high-class bakery will make the whole environment of the building, not just the baked goods, appealing to the senses. Shelves set up with appealing arrangements, lots of color to set off goods for sale. Maybe even offer a few samples of specialty breads and pastries. Who knows, someone might try that cinnamon raisin bread and buy a whole loaf of it to enjoy at dinner with the family.
A bakery might expand its offerings to include sandwiches on their breads, letting customers enjoy a full light meal. This, combined with helpful service, helps build long-term friendships with customers who will return time after time again to enjoy a good lunch.
All this time, work, and attention goes into making a quality bakery work well, sell its products, and build a customer base. But the bare-bones work still involves putting bread dough on wire racks, pushing them into the oven, and pulling the cooked loaves out when they’re ready. Yes, next time you take a bite of some fresh bread, think of the bakers, and their work they’ve done in making some tasty food.
Learn more about Three M Tool by visiting their website at threemtool.com.