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Lead Cake Decorator - West Town Bakery
West Town Bakery & Diner
1916 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
West Town Bakery & Diner hiring Lead Cake Decorator - West Town Bakery in Chicago, IL

West Town Bakery & Diner hiring Lead Cake Decorator - West Town Bakery in Chicago, IL

West Town Bakery & DinerMore Info

Full Time • Salary/Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Jun 2, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

West Town Bakery seeks a Lead Cake Decorator who enjoys being around people and working in a fun atmosphere with an attention to detail and a passion for food. Sales ability is a definite plus and benefits with commission on sales for previous clients that you bring to us, however most orders will be facilitated through our sales department. We are expecting to see a great deal of wedding business as parties and gatherings are set to resume, so we are looking for a steady and reliable cake decorator who is looking for a long term home. The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group is a growing Chicago-based company with many career opportunities for long term employees. The Lead Cake Decorator will be responsible for following the directions of the Pastry Chef and Sous Chefs, adhering to recipes, walkthroughs and prep lists. 

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to read and follow prep lists and recipes
  • Basic knife skills
  • Have a good knowledge of breads, creams, mousses, ice cream, petit fours and chocolate work
  • Communicate ordering and prep needs to those who manage outside of the shift
  • Maintain walk-in and cooler organization
  • Be able to adapt to changes in the daily and seasonal pace of service
  • Close down the restaurant every night to the standards of the Chef and deep clean on a weekly basis
  • Be able to bake, cut, fill, stack and decorate small and large cakes
  • Understand how to properly stack and center tall wedding cakes
  • Must be able to carve cake as well as have the attention to detail in regard to creating 2D and 3D cake designs
  • Be able to pipe boarders and write on cakes in both printed and cursive lettering
  • Must be able to work at least 10 hours a day and facilitate cake order forms and cake tastings

Other Functions:

  • Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the restaurant Manager or immediate Supervisor
  • Comply with health and food safety standards, restocking items and cleaning

Physical Functions:

  • Ability to stand/walk a minimum of 8 hours or as needed
  • Must be able to exert well-paced and frequent mobility for periods of up to 8 hours or as needed
  • Be able to lift up to 20 pounds frequently
  • Will frequently reach, feel, bend, stoop, carry, finely manipulate and key in data
  • Work in both warm and cool environments
  • High levels of noise from music, Guest and Employee traffic
  • Must be able to tolerate potential allergens: peanut products, egg, dairy, gluten, soy, seafood and shellfish

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary/Hourly (Based on Experience)


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Part of The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group

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West Town Bakery blends Chicago's urban street art and music while focusing on the techniques and flavors of the pastry scene. From our managers and chefs to our bakers and baristas, each member is instrumental in the creation of our breads, pastries, coffees and cakes, based on the principal belief that everyone should be able to have their cake and eat it too.

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