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Pastry Baker
32 East 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA
Backhaus hiring Pastry Baker in San Mateo, CA

Backhaus hiring Pastry Baker in San Mateo, CA

BackhausMore Info

Full Time • Hourly ($18.00 - $25.00) plus tips
Expired: Dec 28, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details


Backhaus has opened a second location in downtown Burlingame and is seeking passionate and driven pastry bakers to join our team. 

We are looking for team members who are team players through and through, always excited and open to keep learning and motivated to grow with our company.



  • are a good communicator;
  • are excited to work with a young and motivated team in a fast-paced, supportive environment;
  • have great attention to detail and love analyzing product quality to ensure that we consistently meet and exceed our high quality standards;
  • are just as comfortable working alone without supervision as you are as a member of a team;
  • have experience as a baker, especially working with viennoiserie and other pastries;
  • are comfortable using standard bakery equipment;
  • enjoy our style of bread and are obsessed with continuously learning and improving your craft.

This is a full-time, hourly position (+tips) based out of Burlingame

Our pastry bakers report directly to the Head of Pastry Team.


  • Work alongside the pastry team in production of all our pastries. 
  • Daily production tasks include, but are not limited to: 
    • mise-en-place, scaling, and other prep;
    • mixing of doughs, batters, and other components;
    • lamination;
    • shaping;
    • baking;
    • clean-up, etc.


  • 1-2 years experience in a bakery or restaurant setting.
  • Excellent communication and teamworking skills.
  • Proficiency with Google Drive, spreadsheets and general comfort with use of technology.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. (Required)
  • Must obtain Food Handlers certificate within 30 days of hire


The physical requirements listed are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regular and consistent attendance and the ability to sit and work with hands and arms for at least eight (8) hours per day and five (5) days per week.

Physical ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, walk, crawl, push and pull items weighing up to 50 pounds. 

Stand and move throughout the cafe/bakery.

Must be able to interact with employees/customers for at least eight (8) hours per day and five (5) days per week.

Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage.

Have consistent and reliable onsite attendance at the bakery.

Proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills in English.

Interpret and follow a variety of instructions and procedures furnished in English - written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Write routine reports and correspondence.

Meet daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly and other deadlines consistently.

Work under pressure with changing priorities.

Communicate effectively and promptly to clients, vendors, and employees of the organization.

High level of manual dexterity to adeptly type and use computer equipment.

Auditory and visual skills – Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Ability to work overtime occasionally at the last minute.

Stand stationary in the bakery throughout the shift for periods of time (up to 8 hours per day, 5 days per week).

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($18.00 - $25.00) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts

Required Skills

Pastry Making

Viennoiserie Making

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German, Coffee / Tea, Desserts

Bakery / Patisserie, Cafe

My name is Anne.

In 2013, I bought a book about bread. I had just moved to California from Germany and missed German bread and the small neighborhood bakeries that you find all over the country.

Up until then, I was convinced that it was impossible to bake great bread at home. Edible bread, sure, maybe even a decent loaf, but that would surely be it. But I was drawn in by the tantalizingly beautiful photographs and stunning design of the book, so I decided to give it a try anyway.

I patiently made my own sourdough starter, baked my first loaf, and tumbled down the rabbit hole...

My baking addiction has gotten progressively worse, and I have discovered that, for me, the greatest pleasure lies in sharing the bread I bake with other people.

As you may have guessed, Backhaus is German for "bakehouse." Dating all the way back to ancient Rome, many farms, communities, and villages had their own bakehouse. They were created to outsource baking to a separate building, which was not only safer, but also more economical, because larger amounts of bread could be baked at once, and people could share the effort and costs involved in building and maintaining an oven.

Bakehouses became a place for the whole community to gather and socialize while they waited for their bread to finish baking. To this day, few things embody the spirit of coming together and sharing a meal as well as 'breaking bread' together. And for me, no meal is complete without good bread.

Our goal is to become a true neighborhood bakery café: a place where you can gather with friends and family, enjoy great bread, relax with a cup of coffee and delicious pastries, and even learn how to make bread yourself.

Backhaus started out as a Cottage Food Operation, meaning all of our breads and pastries were baked in our home kitchen. A couple of months after we started out, we moved our production to KitchenTown, a local commercial kitchen and food startup incubator in San Mateo. Our talented team is steadily growing and we are now ready to give Backhaus its own home - and what better place to do that than in the heart of the very community that has helped us grow and supported us from the very beginning.

We couldn't be more excited to open our doors to you in downtown San Mateo.