We had one Friday and another today. We have a cookie order for 3,000 healthy school wellness chocolat chips today. I emailed our school cafeteria (they buy about 6,000 a month from us) and offered to come in and bake off the remaining 500 or so we didn't finish yesterday. The head of our district cafeteria kitchen emailed me right back not to worry. They will take what we have tomorrow. Schools are great to work with for my program. We are on the same work calendar, they are extremely flexible, they pay right away, and they are willing to hire my students when openings arise. We have contracts with Newark City Schools, Granville Exempted Village Schools, and Denison University. I couldn't ask for better top 3 clients
I am enjoying my morning off and saying thanks for having such a wonderful job. I get to run a real bakery/pizzeria and am exempt from 99% of the stress that is in a regular shop. I have a lot of hoops to jump to keep my program solvent but that is ok I am realizing. We made dough Wed and with school closed Friday I came in yesterday to a lot of dough in the fridge. We had a big stromboli order friday for the school ROTC program and had to cancel it. We made pizza with the dough yesterday. It was 5 days old and came out and tasted great. There are still about 10 doughballs left. I can't wait to try them tomorow. That will put them at 7 days. There is a pizza competition at the Pizza convention in Columbus. I am tempted to enter it with some old dough and make a simple cheese pie..... The only downside today is I will not have my 2 slices for lunch!