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Bread Baker- West Town Bakery
West Town Bakery & Diner
1916 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
West Town Bakery & Diner hiring Bread Baker- West Town Bakery in Chicago, IL

West Town Bakery & Diner hiring Bread Baker- West Town Bakery in Chicago, IL

West Town Bakery & DinerMore Info

Full Time • Hourly ($17.00 - $19.00)
Expires: Jul 7, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

0-1 years

Job Details

A Bread Baker will be responsible for following the directions of the Executive Chef, Head Baker and Pastry Chef, adhering to recipes, walk-throughs, prep lists and all systems as required by The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group. The job entails baking a variety of unique breads as well as standard breads which are sold via retail and our Wholesale Department. Our bread department is also involved in baking laminated products, bagels, and there is ample freedom to be able to create new offerings when daily production schedules are met in a timely manner.

This is a p.m. or overnight shift 

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to read and follow prep lists and recipes
  • Basic knife skills
  • Have good knowledge of breads (enriched and lean), laminated items, scones, rolls, loaves and other quick breads
  • Must be able to work in a station on the line while maintaining strict sanitation standards
  • Communicate ordering and prep needs to those who manage outside of the shift
  • Maintain walk-in and cooler organization
  • Able to handle large volume orders from numerous wholesale customers on a daily basis as well as our retail locations
  • Close down the restaurant every night to the standards of your immediate Supervisor and deep clean on a weekly basis

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 10 hours or as needed
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently
  • Will frequently reach, 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: Hourly ($17.00 - $19.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Dining Discounts

Required Skills

Ability to Read and Follow Prep Lists and Recipes

Basic Knife Skills

Good Knowledge of Various Types of Breads (Enriched and Lean), Laminated Items, Scones, Rolls, Loaves, and Other Quick Breads

Ability to Work in a Station on the Line While Maintaining Strict Sanitation Standards

Communication of Ordering and Prep Needs to Management

Maintain Walk in and Cooler Organization

Ability to Handle Large Volume Orders From Numerous Wholesale Customers

Ability to Close Down the Restaurant and Deep Clean on a Weekly Basis

Ability to Stand/Walk for Extended Periods

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Ability to Reach, Bend, Stoop, Carry, Manipulate Objects, and Key in Data

Ability to Work in Both Warm and Cool Environments

Ability to Tolerate Potential Allergens Such as Peanut Products, Egg, Dairy, Gluten, Soy, Seafood, and Shellfish

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Bakery / Patisserie, Casual Dining

Part of The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group


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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