About us:

Mercato Metropolitano is leading a global movement driving sustainable food development to tackle some of the world’s biggest societal issues, from food security to climate change. Their sustainable community markets invite people to eat, buy, share, and learn about food.

Mercato Metropolitano started with a pilot project in 2015 during the World Expo in Milan. The concept evolved from this success, and in 2016, the first site in London was opened in Elephant & Castle, on the site of a disused paper factory. The site saw 3 million visitors last year and has incubated over 40 food start-ups to date. Mercato Mayfair opened in St Marks Church, Mayfair in November 2019.

MM is much more than a food market: it’s an urban destination and a community space. We celebrate and build community through a diverse range of events, workshops, and cookery classes. We provide support to entrepreneurs and incubate start-ups to break down barriers and build a thriving economy.

The environment is at the core of everything we do. We bring together natural, sustainable, and unadulterated food and serve it using recyclable or compostable materials. We have a zero-waste-to-landfill approach and aim for no single-use plastic across the market.

Ultimately, our mission is to create a movement that guarantees everyone access to nutritious and affordable food, while promoting sustainable produce.

About the role:

We are looking for a Baker to join us in our Bakery at Elephant and Castle, ideally 3 days a week, but full time is available. This role would suit someone studying professional baking or pastry qualifications with a desire to grow and learn new skills in a sustainable and fun environment. The shifts would be 5am to 1pm and 7am to 3pm on a rota basis to also cover weekends.

  • Production and decoration of cakes, pastries and bread
  • Set up of cake preparations
  • Kneading
  • Shaping and cooking of the bread on a deck oven
  • Croissant making


Application Process:

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Mercato Metropolitano promotes equality of opportunity and diversity within the workplace and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Join the MMovement

MM is inviting people, companies and policymakers across London, the UK and the world to join the movement to change food culture in the country. This is an open invitation for people who believe in:

Healthy, sustainable, living food made with rural, artisanal practices

Supply chains that prioritise quality over price and make good, healthy food available

The importance of community in cities across the world, starting with London