Artisan Baker Levain Bakery
- Date Posted February 04, 2019
- Location New York, NY
- Category Culinary
- Job type Full-Time
The bakery was founded in 1994 by friends Connie McDonald and Pam Weekes. At the time, Connie was in banking and Pam in fashion. The two, both competitive swimmers, trained together for the Ironman and—not surprisingly, as their tireless workouts left them feeling starved for great food— they began a passionate dialogue about creating the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie. Within just a few years, Levain Bakery had become a neighborhood institution and a destination for epicurious travelers from around the world. Job description
Our popular bakery is looking for a full-time baker to join our team. You will be responsible for baking a variety of artisan breads each day: loaves, baguettes, rolls, as well as flatbread pizzas, muffins, cakes, scones, brioche and more. We bake everything from scratch and we take pride in the work that we do. We are looking for someone with a passion for baking and a desire to collaborate with other creative people.
In addition, we are also looking for a full-time baker to join our team in Wainscott, NY. Convenient housing is available if needed.
What we are looking for in our ideal candidate:
A true passion for the work that you do: Baking is an art. You enjoy the process of creating something from start to finish, while using proper techniques and honing your craft. You get joy out of making people happy with something you made by hand.
Leadership: Being the first person to arrive at the bakery each morning sets the tone for the entire staff. You understand the responsibility this entails and are willing to take this on with gusto. It’s the food industry and anything can happen. We can rely on you to use sound judgment to stay calm and troubleshoot any issue.
Eye for detail: You take pride in the work that you do, are meticulous about the items you create and possess an understanding of the patience, knowledge and precision needed to create quality and consistent products. Cleanliness is paramount and you strive to keep a meticulous work space.
Collaborative spirit: People genuinely enjoy working with you. You are the epitome of a team player, always willing to lend a hand and help elevate those around you. A good sense of humor never hurts either!
What we offer you:
-Dynamic work environment
-Warm and supportive team
-Health, vision, dental insurance, commuter benefits, 401(k)
-Opportunity for development and advancement
College or culinary degree and previous prior baking experience preferred.
Shifts start early, at 5am, so it's important to be an early riser!