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This job expired on January 24, 2024

Bakery Manager // Head Pastry Chef The Flour District

  • Date Posted November 25, 2023
  • Location Lynchburg, VA
  • Category Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description The Flour District is a new bakery in Lynchburg, VA, that utilizes local flours and grains to create unique pastries and baked goods with European flair. We have a wonderful, accomplished team in place, and are ready to grow! Job description This is a unique opportunity for a gifted baker and pastry chef looking to expand their skills and have complete creative flexibility without the risks of ownership. We are a small, artisan bakery in beautiful Central Virginia with huge growth potential, and are in need of a new head baker! For the right candidate, there is the potential for an ownership stake and/or profit share in addition to salary. Lynchburg is an amazing small town that has a low cost of living, beautiful historic and downtown districts, and was just featured in Southern Living for it's up and coming culture and attractions. 

For the position, here's what will be needed:

- Prepare and bake a variety of bakery items, such as croissants, pastries, cakes, and cookies-- Knowledge of sandwich making and 'light cafe' goods (salads, sandwiches, etc.)
- Follow recipes and ensure that all products are made to company standards
- Operate and maintain baking equipment, including ovens, mixers, and dough sheeters
- Monitor baking process to ensure products are baked to perfection
- Decorate and present baked goods in an appealing manner
- Maintain cleanliness and sanitation standards in the kitchen and work area
- Assist with inventory management and ordering of baking supplies
-Coordinate events and cooking classes for the space with our event manager, as well as teach classes occasionally in our teaching kitchen. 

-Professional pastry certificate or culinary school preferred.
-Previous experience as a head baker or in a similar role is required, at least 5 years
- Knowledge of food handling and safety regulations
- Strong understanding of baking techniques and ingredients
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet production deadlines
- Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
- Ability to work independently or as part of a team

- Proficient in various cooking techniques, including measuring ingredients, mixing doughs, and operating baking equipment
- Familiarity with kitchen tools and equipment, such as mixers, ovens, scales, and knives
- Knowledge of food safety procedures and practices
- Ability to follow recipes accurately and consistently produce high-quality baked goods
- Strong time management skills to ensure timely completion of tasks


  • Competitive pay
  • Ownership and profit-sharing potential for the right candidate
  • Generous leave policy (at least two weeks guaranteed per year)

If you have a passion for baking and enjoy creating delicious treats, we would love to hear from you. Join our team of talented bakers and contribute to our success in providing exceptional baked goods to our customers.

This is an incredible opportunity for the right person, with a lot of space to grow and expand! 

Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k-75k Application instructions
This job expired on January 24, 2024
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