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Gerhard's Elegant European Desserts
720 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045, United States
Gerhard's Elegant European Desserts hiring Baker in Lake Forest, IL

Gerhard's Elegant European Desserts hiring Baker in Lake Forest, IL

Gerhard's Elegant European DessertsMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Dec 8, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details
Gerhard's Elegant European Desserts -- Lake Forest, IL (30 miles North of Chicago)
Job description
We are looking for an experienced Lead scratch baker to assist in the creation of our classic, hand-crafted European bakery. You will work in a professional, collaborative environment that upholds high standards for the quality of our goods, made without any preservatives or artificial coloring and less sugar, and work with only the best quality of imported and local ingredients.

We are a well-known European style pastry shop that has been in business in the North Shore area for the past 27 years. In addition to our retail services with a small seating area, we also maintain a wholesale business in collaboration with country clubs, hotels, and restaurants across the Chicagoland area.

  • Preparation of a variety of handmade yeasted breads as well as laminated doughs, including filling and formation of danish
  • Preparation of buttercreams and genoise for pastry department
  • Creation of some Swiss specialties with direction
  • Organize daily set-up for the next day’s production of items
  • Maintain inventory of mis en place including laminated doughs, muffin mixes, cookie doughs, and savory stock items along with pate sucre and pate sable doughs
  • Minimum of 2 years experience preferred as a baker or other relevant role
  • Great attention to detail
  • Organizational skills a must!
  • Schooled knowledge of sanitation principles, ServSafe certified preferred
  • Culinary Arts background a plus
  • A self-starter in a team environment!
  • Flexible to accept last-minute orders with a good attitude.
We are open from Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sundays and Mondays.
Baker’s hours are 4am start to 1:30pm Tuesday thru Friday and 3am to 12:30pm on Saturdays.
We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day but work extra Mondays in the month of December for the necessity of the business.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Commesurate with experience

Contact Mary at 847.234.0023 to answer any questions
Please visit our website:
You can email your resume to [email protected] or fax it to 847.234.0628.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Paid Time Off, Potential Bonuses

Required Skills

Baking Bread

Pastry Making




Scratch Baking

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Desserts, Breads

Bakery / Patisserie

(847) 234-0023
European style pastry shop that caters to the 4 and 5 star hotels, country clubs and restaurants for it's wholesale business and has a few sit down tables for retail sales. Our retail customer is very loyal and visits often.

We have been in business for 27 years and are all about quality--

We are located 35 miles north of Chicago in Lake Forest and the Metra is located directly across the street.