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Head Bagel Chef
Lefty's Rigtheous Bagels
827 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
Lefty's Rigtheous Bagels hiring Head Bagel Chef in Evanston, IL

Lefty's Rigtheous Bagels hiring Head Bagel Chef in Evanston, IL

Lefty's Rigtheous BagelsMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($55k - $60k)
Expired: Jun 29, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

3 years

Job Details

As a Head Bagel Chef at our bagel shop, you will play a pivotal role in the production of our signature bagels. Your primary responsibility will be to prepare, bake, and present a variety of bagels to meet our customers' expectations. We are looking for an individual with experience in bread or bagel making, who is proficient in working with wood fire ovens, and who possesses a strong dedication to producing top-notch baked goods.

Responsibilities Include:

  1. Manage Baking Schedule: Manage the production schedule of bagel making, including timing and sequencing of mixing, proofing, and shaping over a multi-day period to ensure a consistent, high-quality product.
  2. Bagel Production: Execute the entire bagel making process from dough preparation to baking, ensuring consistency and quality throughout. This includes managing dough preparation according to established recipes and procedures, shaping dough into traditional bagel forms by hand, overseeing the proofing process to achieve desired textures and flavors, and operating a hybrid wood-fired oven efficiently and skillfully.
  3. Work with a Team: Coordinate with a team of part-time bakers, including training and quality control.
  4. Quality Control: Maintain high standards of quality by inspecting products for texture, color, and flavor consistency, and making adjustments as needed.
  5. Inventory Management: Monitor ingredient levels and manage replenishment needs to ensure uninterrupted production. Maintain relationships with all food related suppliers to ensure on time delivery and quality products.
  6. Cost Awareness: Has an awareness of menu costs and ensuring we watch food costs to meet goals.
  7. Sanitation and Cleanliness: Adhere to strict sanitation protocols and maintain a clean and organized work environment, including equipment and workstations.
  8. Collaboration: Coordinate with other kitchen staff to ensure smooth workflow and timely production of baked goods.
  9. Recipe Development: Contribute ideas and suggestions for new bagel flavors, toppings, or variations to keep our menu fresh and enticing. Bring your own creativity and signature style to Lefty’s!
Ideal Candidates Will Have:
  1. Previous experience in bread or bagel making, preferably in a commercial kitchen environment.
  2. Familiarity with wood fired oven baking techniques and operation.
  3. Strong attention to detail and ability to follow recipes and procedures accurately.
  4. Ability to consistently work bakers hours between the hours of 4:00 AM and 3:00 PM, including weekends and holidays.
  5. Ability to be flexible with job demands and open minded when being asked to complete tasks.
  6. Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while maintaining quality standards.
  7. Excellent teamwork and communication skills.
  8. A valid Food Handler Certificate prior to start date
  9. Physical stamina and dexterity to perform tasks such as lifting, kneading, and standing for extended periods.

If you are a passionate baker with a love for crafting delicious bagels and are excited about joining a dynamic team dedicated to having fun and delivering excellence, we encourage you to apply for this position. 

Come be a part of our journey in delivering unparalleled bagel experiences to our valued customers in Evanston and beyond! You can find our application at

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($55,000.00 - $60,000.00)

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

Required Skills

Experience in Bread or Bagel Making

Proficiency in Working With Wood Fire Ovens

Dedication to Producing Top Notch Baked Goods

Ability to Manage Baking Schedule

Ability to Execute Bagel Production Process

Team Coordination and Training Skills

Quality Control and Inspection

Inventory Management

Cost Awareness

Strict Adherence to Sanitation Protocols

Collaboration skills

Recipe Development Skills

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Lefty's Righteous Bagels (LRB) is a dream turned reality. Starting with a family vacation to Montreal and the first taste of wood-fired bagels, and becoming a one-of-a-kind bagel cafe in Evanston, Illinois, LRB is something special. Our leadership team passionately believes that our customers will leave saying "the only thing better than the bagels was the customer service" and we're building a team to ensure that happens. If you have a commitment to great food, love bagels, and want to be part of a stand out service crew, then we'd love to have you join our team.