Morning Baker - Job Description
20-24 hrs a week
Thu - Fri 5am-1pm
Sat 5am - 11am
Additional hours may be added seasonally
Brake Bread Overview
Brake Bread is a neighborhood bakery on West Seventh Street in St. Paul MN that uses bread and bikes to build community. We are open Tuesday through Saturday as a retail bakery, handle a few wholesale accounts, and have four days of bicycle delivery to bread subscribers throughout St. Paul. We use organic grains to make naturally leavened breads and simple pastries. We are tiny and we believe that good things take time. Working at Brake Bread is the perfect spot for folks who want to make a difference by connecting humans with each other and with the bakers, millers, and farmers that are making the food they eat.
The morning baker is the first one in each morning and is responsible for the final proof and baking of pastries and bread. About 60% of the shift is working with the oven. In addition, you will be feeding the starter, scaling ingredients for the morning mix and preparing various sweet doughs and cookies. There may be some scaling and shaping of bread towards the end of each shift. This position holds to a tight schedule and requires neat and efficient multi-tasking with a positive attitude, all while baking with predictable consistency.
Punctual and dependable
Learn from mistakes
Enjoys problem solving.
Ability to lift 50lb regularly
Manually load and unload deck oven at varying heights
Work well independently and in relation with a team of 6-8 others
Work clean and efficiently
Monitor multiple oven decks
Familiarity with baker’s percentages
Willingness to learn and share knowledge freely
Understanding of safe food handling
Empire - 4 deck gas oven
Planetary and Spiral mixers
1+ years in a professional kitchen
A general familiarity with artisan bread and pastry
Bakery specific work experience a plus
We begin with a training wage and raise that based on experience and performance once you are able to work independently.
Send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org subject: Baker Applicant
Include the following:
Name and contact info
Work History (where you’ve worked, what you did there, what you liked about it, why you left, that sort of stuff) (an attached resume is just fine)
Your baking experience both personal and professional
Where you’d like to be 5 years from now and how working at Brake Bread is going to get you there
Hourly wage expectation
Why do you want to work at Brake Bread specifically?