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

West Town Bakery & DinerMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Apr 27, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

A Lead Bread Baker will be responsible for following the directions of the Executive Chef, Head Baker and Pastry Chef, adhering to recipes, walk-through, 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. The role of the lead baker will be to ensure the quality and consistency of the products are being followed by staff and communicating to the other departments.

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: Salary (Based on Experience)


Required Skills

Ability to Read and Follow Prep Lists and Recipes

Basic Knife Skills

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

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

Communicate Ordering and Prep Needs

Maintain Walk in and Cooler Organization

Handle Large Volume Orders

Close Down the Restaurant and Deep Clean

Ability to Stand/Walk for Long Periods

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Reach, Bend, Stoop, Carry, Finely Manipulate

Work in Warm and Cool Environments

Tolerate Potential Allergens

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Part of The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group

773-904-1414

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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