Zingerman's Bakehouse is hiring a Cook to work on our Savory team making delicious breakfast and lunch foods!
To be considered for this position all applicants must have one of the following criteria:
Previous experience working in kitchens, or other commercial food production
Formal culinary training completed or ongoing
Ability to clearly communicate or demonstrate sufficient ability to meet the essential job functions of this position through other personal experiences
8-9 hours shifts between the hours of 5am-1pm
Full-time - 30 hours/week
Available to work Saturday or Sunday
Able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly during an 8 hour shift
Comfortable standing, lifting, twisting, turning, and bending for duration of an 8 hour shift
Repetitive use and fine manipulation of hands
Comfortable with repetitive motion
Comfortable working in hot and cold environments
Essential Job Functions:
Creating high quality soups, sandwiches, salads, etc to serve to our guests fresh daily
Preparing vegetables and meat for use in recipes
Creating soups and stocks from scratch
Cooking using multi-range stove-tops, convection and conventional ovens, fryers and grills
Assist with inventory and creating prep lists
Receiving and inspecting meat, seafood, produce and other ingredients for quality
Maintain proper rotation and storage of all ingredients
Participate in recipe development and improvement
Following recipes to complete recipe components
Treats customers and co-workers with courtesy and respect
Work safely around hot ovens, stoves, fryers, slicers, heavy equipment and sharp utensils
Able to work well under pressure of deadlines
Work in a clean and organized fashion
Follow clearly documented food safety procedures
Able to perform detail oriented work with a high level of accuracy
Take direction from multiple leaders
Communicate at a high level within the department and Bakehouse
Complete detailed training requirements that can take up to 1.5 years
Attend and participate in department and business huddles (meetings)
Able to read and follow written recipes
Must be able to arrive to work on time
Success Patterns and Desired Characteristics:
Passion for great food and great service
Must have excellent knife skills
Must be able to productively work as early as 5am
High energy level
Exhibits desire to learn
Good interpersonal skills
Works with a sense of urgency and enjoys a fast paced environment
Enjoys working on a team
Good follow-through skills
Able to read English
Able to sufficiently communicate in English
Able to follow through with verbal instructions
Able to understand organized systems
Able to deal successfully with multitasking and high stress situations
Excellent attendance and punctuality
Flexibility with schedule
Has reliable transportation
Likes to have fun at work!
Who are we?
Zingerman's Bakehouse is a wholesale bakery, retail shop, and baking school for home bakers. We sell to specialty food stores, cafs and restaurants in southeastern Michigan as well as selling to Zingerman's Mail Order, who ships our baked goods everywhere in the United States. We are dedicated bakers and food lovers committed to making and selling the best breads, pastries and cakes we can imagine. We are real artisan bakers, meaning we use traditional methods and flavorful ingredient to make our food.
Where are we?
Zingerman's Bakehouse is located on the south side of Ann Arbor at 3711 Plaza Drive. While there is a bus stop within walking distance, the Bakehouse is NOT located on AATA bus route.
Who are we hiring?
The Savory Kitchen is looking for a full-time temporary cook. Shifts are around 8 hours between 5am-1pm. We are looking for team members who are available to work weekends and holidays. Experience with food prep, cooking or culinary school is preferred.
What does the job pay?
Pay range for this position is $11-12.50 or negotiable depending on experience.
Are there any benefits or perks?
Company contribution to health insurance
Free BAKE! classes
Up to 5 free loaves of bread each week
Up to 65% discount on baked good from the Bakehouse
Discounts at other Zingerman's businesses (for all crew out of basic orientation)
Paid lunch breaks
$1 sandwiches and/or salad made on site for employee lunch
25% reimbursement on any massage
What's the hiring process like?
You can expect to hear from us within two weeks of submitting your application either by email or phone. If selected, you may receive a phone interview, an in-person interview, or a trial shift From there, you will hear from us to either offer you a position or let you know we are moving forward with other candidates. Our goal is to keep you informed along the way!