Wilson Farm, located in Lexington, MA, is a family-owned retail business growing and providing fresh produce, a wide variety of fresh in-house baked goods and custom cakes, prepared foods, specialty cheeses, meats, fresh floral arrangements, bouquets and seasonal plants.
Bakery Production Manager/Pastry Chef
We have an opening for an experienced Bakery Production Manager to join and successfully manage our Production Bakery operation. This full time, hands-on position requires an individual with the experience of planning and managing the production of scratch baking of exceptional quality product, cake and pastry artistry, understanding retail merchandising and the management of a team of 15 talented, long-time crew members (includes everyone from cake decorators, to doughnut makers to product packers and dishwashers) to ensure all fulfillment to retail is met - providing hands-on, in-person customer service on occasion!
Key Job Responsibilities:
Education : Graduation from accredited Culinary school, or equivalent work experience. Culinary Arts Degree preferred, but will consider overall experience.
Experience : Minimum of 5+ years of progressive Pastry Arts experience; including 3+ years of culinary management experience as a Pastry Sous Chef or Pastry Chef required. Thorough knowledge of Pastry Arts and Techniques. Familiar with monitoring of food and labor costs. Familiar with ordering and inventory procedures and health and sanitation guidelines.
Skills: Strong organizational and analytical skills, along with demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment. Ability to exercise sound logic and judgment in evaluating situations and utilizing appropriate resources. Must be self-directed, motivated and demonstrate exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and in writing. Some understanding of Spanish language is also helpful but not required. Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational and training abilities are used often.
Attributes : Have a positive attitude and enthusiastic personality (your experience already tells you that holidays can be a challenge!) Demonstrated ability to work cohesively with a crew and with other managers (regardless of department – everything is a team effort here) as well as with immediate crew and senior management. Have a great sense of humor!
Certificates: Preferably ServSafe and Allergen Certified – currently active
Physical Requirements: (goes without saying - this can be a physical job)
Our full time manager schedule averages 50 hours/week, likely to be more during holidays and includes Sat/Sun hours as part of your 5-6 day work schedule.
We offer truly competitive wages and benefits, which are commensurate with candidate's applicable work experience and education in a friendly, customer-driven environment.
To apply: please respond here with resume and cover letter! Applications/resumes may be submitted by email as attachments. Submit via fax, email, snail mail or in person. We look forward to hearing from you! Local candidates please.
Cindy McAuley, Wilson Farm, Inc., 10 Pleasant Street, Lexington, MA 02421
Wilson Farm, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy), age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Job ID: 243492002