Early Morning Baker/Sourdough Bread Assistant

  • The Bench Bakehouse
  • Professional
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 1641 Commercial Drive Vancouver, Vancouver
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: No
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on May 14, 2024

Job Description

We are currently looking for an experienced late-night/early morning baker to join our team. This position is full-time (40hrs) and requires working on weekends. General working schedule for this position is 1:00am to 9:00am Thursday – Friday, 3:00am to 11:00am Saturday – Sunday and 7:45am to 3:45pm Monday.

The main responsibility of this position is the morning bake-off including proofing, baking and finishing of laminated pastries, scoring and baking sourdough bread, dividing ciabatta, dividing and shaping of baguettes, baking of other pastries and cookies. Additional duties include preparation of creams, fillings and icings, icing cakes, general prep work and assisting with production (such as scones, cookie doughs, quick breads). One day per week this position would assist with sourdough bread production. Occasional packing of orders for wholesale customers may also be required.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

The main responsibility of this position is the morning bake-off including proofing, baking and finishing of laminated pastries, scoring and baking sourdough bread, dividing ciabatta, dividing and shaping of baguettes, baking of other pastries and cookies. Additional duties include preparation of creams, fillings and icings, icing cakes, general prep work and assisting with production (such as scones, cookie doughs, quick breads). One day per week this position would assist with sourdough bread production. Occasional packing of orders for wholesale customers may also be required.
Qualifications Required:
• Baking and Pastry Arts Diploma (or equivalent)
• Food Safe Certificate
• Minimum 1 year experience in a similar environment and position

We are looking for people with the following qualities:
• Punctual and reliable, can work early mornings and weekends
• Has a sense of urgency, can complete tasks in a timely manner and work under pressure
• Able to take direction and follow instructions
• Always willing to learn and be challenged
• Take pride in their work and has good attention to detail
• Physically fit, able to stand for long periods
• Ability to lift heavy objects (min. 20kg)
• Comfortable with numbers and basic math
• Able to communicate effectively within a team environment and work well with others
• Maintain a sanitary work environment

Salary/Wage

20-24/hr

Other Perks/Benefits

• Extended Health Benefits offered after 3 months full time employment • Tip sharing • Free food for staff meals • Discounted or free bakery products

Job Application Process

If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications/requirements, please submit an application by email to: joanna@thebenchbakehouse.com. Please use the subject line ‘Early Morning Baker Job Application’ and attach your resume. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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