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Head Pastry Baker
Lost Bread Co.
1313 N Howard St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Lost Bread Co.  hiring Head Pastry Baker in Philadelphia, PA

Lost Bread Co.  hiring Head Pastry Baker in Philadelphia, PA

Lost Bread Co. More Info

Full Time • Salary ($55k - $65k)
Expired: Dec 17, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details
A minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role required.
Applications must include a cover letter, resume and 2 professional references.
Ideal Start Date: January 2024


We are a whole grain bakery known for sourcing local grains and milling fresh flour. We aspire to create deliciousness as sustainably as we can, and emphasize the use of alternative grains like rye, spelt, barley, buckwheat, and corn on top of standard wheats. Though we don’t require you to have extensive experience working with these kinds of flours, having an interest in learning and developing grain-focused products is imperative. We pay 50% of health insurance costs as well as 2 weeks PTO independent from accrued sick time.


We are looking for a leader who is comfortable developing recipes, can proactively and respectfully manage staff, and who will take initiative to problem solve and take responsibility as the head of the Pastry Department. It’s important to be able to work independently and make autonomous decisions, though we are here to provide support and collaborate in reaching common goals. 

Most of our production is for farmers markets, which require fresh pastries that travel well and are stable enough to be sold throughout the day in a variety of weather conditions. Additionally, we produce and distribute a robust line of shelf-stable pantry items that are sold over a longer time-period, which must be rotated appropriately and inventoried for production planning. We are also seeking to expand the pastry retail offerings at our small storefront where there is ample opportunity for creativity and to showcase specialty pastry items. 


Currently, pastry production runs from 3AM to 2PM. We will initially require a 3am start time, Wednesday - Sunday, until control of the morning bake is achieved. Thereafter, a more flexible schedule that best suits oversight of the department at large can be discussed. You can expect to work between 40-50 hours a week on average, working a bit more during the busy autumn/winter holiday seasons. 


  • Direct all pastry kitchen operations
  • Monitor and engage in production to meet all orders
  • Actively assess and maintain quality & consistency in both fresh pastry and pantry items
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of ingredients and packaging
  • Recipe & menu development & planning (including packaging)
  • Place orders from vendors and farms while staying conscious of budget
  • Formulate food cost for pastry and pantry items & update as prices fluctuate
  • Hire, train, oversee and provide evaluations of staff 
  • Create & maintain department schedule
  • Enforce quality control and sanitation procedures
  • Proactively communicate with fellow managers to work together towards common goals
  • Take initiative to solve issues that arise both in the moment and on larger scales 

A plus if you:

  • Have experience working with freshly milled whole grains
  • Speak Spanish
  • Have experience or interest in contributing to educational classes offered to the public

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($55,000.00 - $65,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Paid Time Off

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