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Pastry Chef
Coffeebar - Menlo Park
1149 Chestnut Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Coffeebar - Menlo Park hiring Pastry Chef in Menlo Park, CA

Coffeebar - Menlo Park hiring Pastry Chef in Menlo Park, CA

Coffeebar - Menlo ParkMore Info

Full Time • Hourly ($18.00 - $20.00) plus tips
Expired: Jul 5, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details

We're looking for amazing individuals to provide exceptional hospitality and create delicious baked goods at our community café in Menlo Park, CA!

Pastry Chefs/Bakers:

Pastry chefs/bakers at Coffeebar drive product development and production in their area(s) of expertise, and they work cohesively with the commissary production team to fulfill daily café and special event orders. They are passionate about their craft and are excited to help others learn, but they are also eager to continue building their own skills within, including development of a “specialty”. They are dedicated to their own growth and development, taking every opportunity to add to their knowledge and professional skills. They are hard-working, adaptable, and highly motivated to be part of our growing company.

Key Skills and Responsibilities:

  • Create and prepare specialty baked goods according to Coffeebar recipes and execution standards. Depending on area of specialization, this may include, but is not limited to: preparing and decorating pastries and other confections (desserts, cakes, pies, cookies, etc.), baking a variety of specialty breads for both café use and individual sale, , and/or proofing, frying, and glazing doughnuts.
  • Develop new and exciting offerings for Coffeebar’s fixed and seasonal menus in collaboration with the Executive Pastry Chef and other members of the baking team
  • Fulfill custom orders for special occasions and events as directed by the Executive Pastry Chef..
  • Assist with daily bake and savory commissary preparation and order fulfillment as needed.
  • Uphold rigorous cleanliness and food-safety standards according to Coffeebar policies and state/local laws.
  • Uphold baking equipment safety standards, protocols, and procedures.
  • Work with sprezzatura by keeping a positive attitude and performing tasks with urgency.
  • Assist with training new Bakery team members, particularly in area(s) of expertise
  • Embody our value of hospitality by providing genuine, welcoming, and knowledgeable service for guests.
  • Maintain a team-first mindset and adapt to business needs by performing supporting tasks such as washing dishes, maintaining lobby cleanliness and sanitation, cleaning bathrooms, and restocking, regardless of assigned position.
  • Early morning baking shifts (3:00am) required - Start time will shift to 1am in August. Baker will drive the bake to our Redwood City Cafe. In August they will also drive to our new cafe.

  • Valid driver's license & clean driving record is required.

Key Competencies:

· Demonstrating dedication to maintaining a guest focus and always acting and speaking with guests and guest experience in mind.

· Communicating effectively with teammates, supervisors, and guests verbally and in writing.

· Maintaining composure under pressure, keeping a level head and not sacrificing service or quality during high-stress situations.

· Being resilient and flexible to change, direction, and challenges.

· Being action-oriented in response to direction and feedback.

· Optimizing work processes to facilitate effective teamwork and provide efficient and consistent guest service.

· Instilling trust by acting with integrity and kindness, admitting mistakes, and being truthful.

· Relating well to others and valuing differences of personalities, opinions, and backgrounds. Embodying our ethos of “You belong here.”

· Demonstrating interpersonal savvy by building genuine relationships with others in service of a cohesive team environment.

· Being committed to self-development; embracing and actively seeking out feedback to improve skills and personal performance.

Other Requirements

  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality, including during winter driving conditions. Available to work flexible hours that may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, nights and/or holidays.
  • Meet store operating policies and standards, including proper cash handling and store safety and security.
  • Physical tasks, completed with or without accommodations, include: constant walking/standing, frequent lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds, fine manipulation, power grasping and/or push/pull up to 20 lbs, bending at waist/squatting, reaching forward/above shoulders, hand washing, , twisting (at neck or waist), climbing, and/or kneeling. Additionally, the work environment may contain nuisance dust (coffee grinds, flour), intermittent noise, use of cleaning and sanitizing chemicals, and allergens (including, but not limited to nuts, wheat, and dairy).

Who we are:

At Coffeebar, we bring together our passion for good food, good coffee, and good company to create a traditional Italian café experience. Everything we do is guided by five core values:

 Passion – A constant pursuit of knowledge, a desire to be the best, and a willingness to sacrifice to achieve your goals and the goals of the company.

 Hospitality – Curating a welcoming feeling for our friends, family, and strangers alike.

 Sprezzatura – The art of making something difficult seem effortless and easy.

 Sustainability – The practice of caring for each other, our community, our vendors, and our producers, being mindful of how our products are produced and our impact on the environment.

 Generosity – Showing up daily with intentional care toward each other and our guests. Supporting each other and guests with enthusiasm and whatever-it-takes commitment to the Coffeebar team.

Our coffee program is dedicated to seed-to-cup sourcing and purchasing coffees of the highest quality from around the world. We roast using the perfect blend of art and science, prepare with care, and serve with love. Following the tradition of Italian cafes, Coffeebar is more than just a coffee company. We offer a seasonally rotating menu of freshly prepared food, healthy snacks, and sweet treats, all of which are hand-crafted in our kitchens using fresh, local ingredients. We serve something delicious for every time of day, from your morning coffee to your evening glass of wine.

Coffeebar is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Committed to Diversity

Coffeebar provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, genetic information, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. Coffeebar is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in company policy and the way we do business at Coffeebar is an important principle of sound business management.


Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($18.00 - $20.00) plus tips

Estimated Weekly Tips: $200

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401k

Required Skills

Ability to Create and Prepare Specialty Baked Goods

Development of New Menu Offerings

Fulfilling Custom Orders for Special Occasions

Upholding Cleanliness and Food Safety Standards

Training New Team Members

Effective Communication

resilience under pressure

Adaptability to Change and Challenges

Optimizing Work Processes

Building Genuine Relationships With Team Members

Commitment to Self Development

Driving and Delivering Baked Goods

Physical Tasks Including Lifting/Carrying Up to 50 Pounds

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Part of Coffeebar

Coffeebar serves more than just a great cup of coffee. We are a radically-inclusive Italian café experience, serving everything from your morning espresso to your evening glass of wine. Inspired by the cafe culture in Italy, we are dedicated to local producers and artisans, and driven by our staff, customers, and community.