Artisan Pastry Night Baker & Laminator FULL TIME APPLY NOW

139 Boston Street, Salem MA 01970
Pastry
21 - 23 usd / hour
29 Feb 2024
Full time

Come join our growing pastry department! This is an exciting time to be part of our production team as we reach new production levels. Last year we incorporated a flour mill into production processes and are now able to produce our own fresh whole grain flours to use in our products.

About The Bakery:

We are an award-winning artisan bakery specializing in medium-to-high volume, high-quality breakfast pastries such as hand rolled croissants, muffins, scones, cookies, tarts/pies and rustic and classic seasonal desserts, as well as hearth baked breads such as sourdoughs, baguettes, ciabatta, and whole grains.

All of our products are made fresh daily from scratch ingredients. We source locally and regionally whenever possible. This includes primarily dairy, produce, and grains. We also offer espresso and lunch options in our café and participate in farmers markets.

We also proudly produce baked goods to a wide variety of customers through our wholesale program providing breads and pastries to top restaurants, cafes, and shops on the North Shore, Boston, and Southern New Hampshire. Winner of Best of Boston in 2009 and 2012 as well as Best of North Shore every year since 2008.

We want to work with passionate hard-working people who can help us meet the needs of both our customer bases. Any team member who joins our business needs to be able to be to thrive in a team environment and want to hone their skills.

GENERAL SCHEDULING:

We prioritize maintaining static, long-term schedules for everyone's sanity - no ever-changing weekly or monthly schedules! Full time production shifts here are five day a week, on an 8-hour schedule with occasional overtime in the busier season.

SHIFTS OFFERED:

  • Friday-Tuesday: Wednesday & Thursdays OFF
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 am-6pm
  • Monday & Tuesday 6pm-2am
  • Fri, Sat, Sun are lamination, prep, and shaping shifts
  • Monday and Tuesday 6pm-2am shifts are mixing and bake off shifts as well as prep shift
  • Subbing for co-workers is also expected to cover vacations or illness
  • Working extra hours during holiday periods is also expected.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving Eve and Day, and Christmas Eve and Day.
  • Ideally, this position begins training ASAP

Shift Duties: Must be able to work independently.

Bake Shifts

-Mixing quick breads, simple yeasted doughs, and simple toppings and fillings.

-Baking off quick breads, scones, cookies, seasonal tarts.

-Properly Proofing, fillings, garnishing, and baking croissant products, danishes, and other laminated or yeasted items.

-Be able to conduct the bake shift on a specific timeline and pace to insure products are ready for packing for wholesale and retail needs.

Lamination Shifts:

-Laminate croissant dough.

-Shaping various croissants and working with their fillings.

-Scone production: Mixing, sheeting, cutting

-Cookie production: Mixing, scooping, sheeting

-General food preparation using a variety of sweet and savory ingredients.

-Other food preparation duties as assigned base on the seasonality of our menu.

- Being ready to learn new recipes based on seasonal offerings

-Aiding the primary baker on the busiest nights of the week at the ovens.


Expected Equipment Usage:

-Use of rack ovens and convection ovens.

-Use of mixers from counter top kitchen aid on up to 80 qt Hobart Mixers.

- Use of multiple sheeters.

APPLICANT MUST:

*Must be able to work independently.

*Be reliable and regularly attend shifts.

*Be able to work in a fast paced environment with a sense of urgency and organization to complete all baking tasks on schedule.

*Have hands on professional cooking/food preparation experience. This is non-negotiable.

*Be able to multitask, prioritize, and problem solve.

*Be a team player.

*Previous bakery experience is highly encouraged, but not necessarily disqualifying if professional cooking is your only prerequisite. The baking experience does not need to be artisan style. We can train the right applicant.

NOTE: Home baking is amazing and wonderful but is NOT considered food service experience.

* Be excited and passionate about food.

* Be able to carry 50lbs, stand on their feet 8-10 hours in a potentially hot environment. Have endurance. Being a baker is a very physical job!

* Have hands and wrists capable of repetitive motions.

* Have a desire to work quickly.

* Be a friendly team player. No jerks.

*Can consistently attend shifts and understands the concrete nature of the work we do here. Attendance is important.

* Be able to take constructive criticism and work to improve their craft.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Wages:

This position will start no lower than $20/hour and can start higher based on experience, interview, and try out. This wage per hour is calculated on a combination of a base hourly wage and administration wages that all employees benefit from in their hourly pay every pay check. Please visit this link for more background on this. More information will be provided in the interview as well. https://ajkingbakery.com/pages/administrative-fee

Paid Vacation:

All full time employees can accrue up to 40 hours of vacation pay after the first 6 months of employment and every year after that can accrue up to 80 hours.

Health Insurances:

After ninety days of employment new employees are eligible to participate in our health insurance program. We offer full health insurance plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield for individuals, couples, and families. The bakery contributes in part to these plans. We also offer dental insurance.

Sick Time:

The bakery provides 40 hours of sick time after thirty days of employment.

Our Mill:

We recently added a New American Stone Mill to our bakery production processes in late spring of 2022. This allows us to mill all our own organic whole grains in house, sourced regionally. This will create an even higher quality and more sustainable product than ever before. If you are excited to learn about milling and baking with whole grains, this is an amazing opportunity. https://ajkingbakery.com/pages/our-mill

If you're looking for somewhere to learn and develop the skills necessary to create a world-class artisan product, come join us in this exciting time!

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