21 January 2024

Could you be the Chief Croissant Consumption Officer for Three Mills Bakery?

| Lucy Ridge
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Three Mills Bakery is looking for a Chief Croissant Consumption Officer. Photo: Three Mills Bakery.

Well, it’s nearly here. The day everyone has been waiting for: National Croissant Day! I joke, of course. I didn’t know National Croissant Day even existed, but the good folks at Three Mills Bakery take this ‘awareness day’ very seriously indeed! And they’re betting that there are more Canberrans out there who take their croissants seriously, too. That’s why they’re on the hunt for a Chief Croissant Consumption Officer.

In true Canberra fashion, the position has been given its very own acronym – CCCO – and this auspicious position comes with a range of perks and few responsibilities. According to the job description: “As CCCO, you’ll have the right to walk into any Three Mills Bakery locations in Canberra, any day of the week, to enjoy a delicious, flakey croissant.”

Including the recently opened store at the Capital Food Market, Three Mills has four shopfronts and is a regular at the Capital Region Farmers Markets at EPIC, so there will be plenty of opportunities for free croissants, and the CCCO will also receive a monthly pack of bake at home croissants to test their skills against the professionals.

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It sounds pretty good, right? So what’s the catch?

Competition for the position will be fierce, and applicants must make their case in 25 words or less! That’s not an awful lot of words, so creativity will surely factor into the final decision. But apparently, they’re looking for someone “flaky, slightly doughy and a big-time fan of croissants”.

So, if that sounds like you, be sure to put in your application!

Sweet treats.

Three Mills Bakery supplies croissants, pastries and sourdough to cafes around town. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Three Mills Bakery owner Jarrod Deaton explained why they are on the hunt for a CCCO.

“We’re a little obsessed with croissants and sourdough at Three Mills Bakery. Our mission, since we began, is to share that passion with as many people as possible, so we’re pumped to have a CCCO join us on that journey in 2024.”

Three Mills Bakery prides itself on its top quality baked goods. The croissants are made with Pepe Saya cultured butter, which is layered between the pastry (a process known as ‘lamination’) to create the ultimate flakey croissant. The croissants are cut and rolled by hand and baked to perfection.

Making a croissant is a multi-day process that the Three Mills Bakery team has perfected over the years.

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If you think you’ve got what it takes to take on this challenging and delicious roll, head to the Three Mills Bakery website and fill in your application to be CCCO.

The winner will be crowned on National Croissant Day, Tuesday, 30 January.

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