... But not really. Joking aside, working at Gatineau is hard work. Our chefs are up around 3am on week days and Sundays and they start at midnight on Saturdays (our busiest day of the week). All our products are artisanal using French techniques, meaning that you need to have the right skill for the job.

We produce goods not only for our main shop but also for over 30 wholesale clients - and we are on the way to growing that number! This means there are also opportunities to grow with us into more senior roles.


Gatineau has been trading successfully for over 10 years and our clients have high expectations when it comes to our products. We use high quality ingredients, most of them coming from France, in order to keep the authenticity and great taste in everything we do. So we have the same expectations for our staff that our clients have for our products.

We will teach you all that you need to know to do a great job with us, but we look for people who are passionate for what they do, determined, resilient, resourceful, and who enjoy the every day challenges of the job as well as being part of a team.

A lot of our staff are French but we have an array of other nationalities working with us and we are always happy to keep this mix growing. Every year we have interns coming from partner schools in France and Belgium, so there are always new people around helping the business keep fresh and young.

New opportunities are always coming up here at Gatineau, either as shop assistant, pastry chef, baker, delivery driver, and the likes. So if you are interested in working with us please do not hesitate in getting in touch by sending us your CV and telling us a bit about your professional experience, about yourself and why you think you would be a good fit working in our team.

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Positions Available:

Shop Manager

We are looking for a new shop manager to join our team at Gatineau. The ideal candidate will have a great eye for detail, as well as special care and attention to everything they do. We are looking for someone who truly wants to be part of the team, enjoys engaging with our customers and is committed to the development and success of the business.

Our main product range constitutes of French patisserie cakes, viennoiserie, bread, savouries and chocolates. However, this year we have expanded our offering to include also deli items and cheeses, therefore, someone with experience working in a deli would be a plus.

As we are a small shop, the manager position is a very active position helping serving customers on the shop floor, helping with the cleaning, cashing up as well as managing the staff, stock and weekly administrative duties including keeping up to date with health & safety and food safety requirements. The manager is also responsible for minimising waste and staying on budget when ordering stock or planning rotas.

This position is suitable for someone who can be versatile, practical and enjoys the everyday challenges of working in a small business where everyone is very hands-on. There is a considerate amount of packing involved on a daily basis, not only of products that go on our shop shelves but also for orders that come through our website and partners. This means that the manager must be very well organised and able to delegate tasks well within the team.

This is a challenging position and we do expect great commitment from the person appointed. We will teach you all the ins and outs of the job and we have a great team around to give you support on this very important role. As a company that looks to develop and grow, we expect our shop manager to have the same mentality where he or she can see further in the future and not only the present job. As the company grows so can you within the company.

If you are keen to join our team and take on the challenge please email your CV and covering letter to

Please note that only applications with a covering letter will be considered.

Salary dependent on candidate’s experience and skills.

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