COBS Bread veteran, Scott Holmes, is the proud new owner of COBS Bread Fort Saskatchewan. Scott brings with him a wealth of bread and treat knowledge and we are so excited to bring COBS back to the Fort Saskatchewan community. Get to know a little more about Scott and his journey to becoming a COBS Bread franchisee.
How did you start your COBS Bread Journey?
I began my journey with COBS in 2007 as as a part-time sales assistant while in high school. Shortly after graduating, I joined the baking team. This was my true calling; quickly after, I was offered the position of Production Manager and eventually, Bakery Manager.
My experience and passion for my career led me to help with the opening of new COBS Bread bakeries and participate in COBS bi-annual Baking Competition, an event to revise, improve and perfect a COBS product sold in bakeries everyday. I also was acknowledged in the Gillespie Awards for my excellence in baking. I even travelled to Australia to attend an International Conference with COBS parent company, Bakers Delight.
I held my position as Bakery Manager for 5 years before this new opportunity as a franchise owner was presented. I really feel that I have grown up within the COBS community and have found another family, from the many bakery owners to the Support Office. I have loved every minute of it and am so excited for this next chapter!
What are you looking forward to about your new bakery?
I am looking forward to helping my staff grow and develop, similar to my experience within the bakery. I also am looking forward to seeing the smiles on customers faces as they buy their favourite bread or treats and knowing that I had a hand in it.
I look forward to growing within the community of Fort Saskatchewan and making personal connections with local charities and organisations. I really want to be the “Local Community Baker” that everyone can rely on.
Before joining COBS, were you much of a baker?
In high school, not only did I love cooking class but it was the area I excelled in the most.
Loaf Out Loud!
What’s in your favourite sandwich?
What’s your favourite baking pun or joke?
Well, it’s been a slice! (As you leave the bakery at the end of your shift)
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