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Chocolate Production Associate at Thomas Keller Restaurant Group - HQ

Thomas Keller Restaurant Group - HQMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired on Jun 21, 2019

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Job Details
 K + M Chocolate, Chef Thomas Keller's Bean to Bar production facility in Napa, CA. is looking for an Apprentice Chocolate Maker.  This is a unique opportunity to learn the craft of bean to bar chocolate making. 
If accepted you will learn to use modern roasters, grinders, mills, and conches to make chocolate at the highest level.  You will be exposed to the exacting standards of Chef Keller's organization and will be mentored throughout your extensive training.  Once training is complete, you will hold the position of Chocolate Maker for K+M Chocolate.

As a chocolate maker, you will work in an environment that has certain physical requirements.  Much like any professional kitchen, you should be able to lift up to 40 lbs, be capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously and be comfortable working on your feet.  The ability to work independently with minimal supervision is essential.

Some experience working in a professional kitchen or other culinary training is preferred, as well as a strong attention to detail and the desire to be a part of building something great. Responsibilities will encompass all elements of Chocolate production.

Our company culture is founded on mentorship and providing a solid foundation of skills to support our profession. With some of the highest wages, as well as:

Our company culture is founded on mentorship and providing a solid foundation of skills to support our profession. With some of the highest wages, as well as:
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Retirement Savings, offering both pre-tax and post-tax savings options with company matching, offering immediate vesting.
  • Formalized Mentorship program
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
  • Experiential PAID Scholarships for study in Food/Wine/Cuisine 
  • Student Loan Refinancing program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dining Discounts at Chef Keller’s other properties
  • Discounts at Chef Keller’s retail outlet, Finesse the Store
  • Employee Recognition Awards
  • On site Educational Classes
  • Discounts on:
    • Chefs Equipment      
    • Uniform Attire
    • Computers and Electronics

Who we are:

Thomas Keller is regarded as a world leader in the culinary profession. The properties and people he inspires are dedicated to setting new restaurant standards in service, cuisine and employment experience. Our goal is to collaborate with talented restaurant professionals and offer opportunities to learn and grow within the profession.

Looking for other opportunities with our group? Check out open positions!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

Compensation details

Attractive Benefits package; including Medical, Dental and 401(k)!

Required Skills

Chocolate Making

Time Management

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