Wanted: Bakers who can keep tradition alive

- Tampa staple La Segunda Bakery is looking for a few good men -- or women.  It’s because customers like Raysa Quero from Temple Terrace go out of their way for the Cuban bread, which is made the old fashioned way.  

“It is amazing. I love it,” Quero said. 

Making that bread is a bit of an art form. 

“It is a slow, deliberate process that we use that’s been around for 100 years,” said Copleand More, a fourth-generation owner. 

Eighteen-thousand loaves are made each day, each with the signature palm leaf on top, an old-world tradition.

As the bakery looks to expand to a new location, the trouble is finding more bakers with the craft for Cuban bread.  It is a lost art in our highly-automated society. 

“People that walk in the door rarely have experience with Cuban bread,” said More.  “There’s no school for Cuban bread.”

It can be a labor-intensive job but More says they offer competitive pay and benefits.   

“The people we're looking for have to be dedicated and want to learn a craft,” he continued. 

It’s a craft honed over 100 years and still going strong. 

Interested in a job?  Find out more by clicking here: https://www.lasegundabakery.com/

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