18 Feb 2015

Lead Cake Baker/Decorator

Back to Eden Bakery Full-Time

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Job Description

Do you take pride in the work that you do and know how to rise to a challenge? Do you consider yourself a passionate and hard working individual looking for a real opportunity to shine? If so than we want you on our team.

Formed in 2009 Back to Eden Bakery is a small batch dedicatedly vegan gluten-free bakery committed to serving high quality nourishing foods lovingly prepared that everyone can enjoy. Our storefront is located at 2217 NE Alberta St. in Northeast Portland, Oregon. We conduct all of our baking and food production in a commercial kitchen located directly behind our shop. We are currently in an exciting state of growth and working to develop other branches of our operation that will build upon our mission. We are looking for an experienced Cake Baker/Decorator with a genuine interest in becoming an integral member of our growing company and a commitment to our progressive food philosophy.

**Please refer to the Job Description for details and requirements for the position.
**Please do not respond if you do not have the qualifications mentioned.
**PLEASE DO NOT call the storefront with questions about this position.

To apply please include a cover letter describing yourself, your qualifications and why you would like to join our team specifically along with your resume. Please send both items posted within the body of your email to jobs@backtoedenbakery.com with the subject “Cake Baker/Decorator ”.

POSITION: Lead Cake Baker/Decorator

SALARY: Hourly + tips DOE

BENEFITS: Comp Shift Drinks/Meals; 25% off all purchases; PTO accrual after 1 year employment;

DEPARTMENT: Back to Eden Bakery

REPORTS TO: Executive Chef/Kitchen Manager, General Manager and Production Manager

HOURS: This is a full-time position averaging 35 to 40 hours per week including weekends. You may be required to work extra hours and/or days on an irregular basis due to unforeseen circumstances, emergencies and/or special events.

REVIEWS/RAISES: You will receive a 1 month performance only evaluation. You will then receive salary and performance evaluations at 6 months and 1 year. After that, evaluations will occur yearly on or near your start date anniversary. Salary review will be based on details covered in the reviews and overall company financial health.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Lead Cake Baker/Decorator is responsible for the daily creation of Back to Eden Bakery’s small-batch vegan, gluten-free specialty products executed to perfection and for contributing to the smooth day-to-day operations of the kitchen in coordination with Back to Eden Bakery. This position will focus primarily on cake production although should expect to support the baking team with a few additional baking responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Report directly to the Production Manager and/or Kitchen Manager to receive direction
-Prepare food items in accordance with production requirements and quality standards
-Execute all cake, pastry and confections precisely and expediently
-Correspond with special order clients particularly in reference to wedding orders
-Co-manage the special order calendar to make sure all orders are fulfilled precisely
-Be available to deliver and set-up wedding orders on location when needed
-Liaise with bakery cafe staff to properly supply them with the products for retail
-Maintain proper par stocks and communicate inventory needs proactively
-Ensure proper stock rotation in all areas of the kitchen and minimize wastage
-Ensure that all food items are properly stored and labeled at all times
-Maintain hygiene standards within guidelines of health codes and company standards
-Ensure that all kitchen equipment is cleaned and sanitized after every use
-Report all malfunctioning equipment to Production Manager and/or Kitchen Manager
-Help to receive all goods and break them down for storage on a FIFO basis
-Any other duties assigned by the Production Manager and/or Kitchen Manager
-Maintain a safe sanitary work environment at all times

QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Minimum Grade 12 Diploma or GED equivalent, post secondary education preferred, formal culinary training or combination of education and experience a plus; current Oregon State Food Handler’s Permit or ServSafe certification; computer literacy and email accessibility.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 years working as a baker with an emphasis on cake baking and decorating. **Experience in wedding cakes/tiered cake designs is a PLUS**
Personal experience with vegan and/or gluten-free baking also a plus.

ADDITIONAL QUALITIES NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS:
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written
-High energy, positive attitude, sense of humor and willingness to grow
-Takes initiative and demonstrates creativity with a passion for their work
-Safety/sanitation oriented person with an overall hygienic presentation
-Team player, likes to feel part of a “family” but works well with self direction
-Organized with good time management skills and works with a sense of urgency
-A morning person ready to show up on time and enthusiastic to get the day started
-Ability to train, motivate and maintain effective working relationships with the team
-Good physical condition; able to stand extensively, perform repetitive tasks; lift up to 50 lbs.

Back to Eden Bakery is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are proud to promote a diverse workforce.

Markets: Portland. Job Categories: Kitchen. Job Types: Full-Time.

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