Morning baker for groundbreaking bakery - VIVE LA TARTE

Vive La Tarte

Aug 27, 2017 - Soma / South Beach


Seeking a great baker to strengthen our morning team!

About Us

We are a groundbreaking artisanal bakery featuring local produce driven and handcrafted baked goods, in a modern and relaxed environment. We are focused on building a narrative around the bright world of bread and pastry, by constantly pushing the boundaries of our craft, diving to its essence, and creating a meaningful experience. Our food is inspiring, comforting and nourishing. Visit us

About the position

As a baker at vive la tarte, you will be responsible for handcrafting our full line of morning pastries (i.e croissants, chocolate croissants, danishes, donuts…) and various breads, under the supervision of our head baker. This includes:

- Mixing, kneading, shaping, rolling out (with a sheeter) and lining our various doughs.

- Handcrafting our line of morning pastries (i.e croissants, chocolate croissants, danishes, donuts…) and various breads, from dough making & shaping to proofing and final bake.

As a pastry associate, you will be responsible for handcrafting our full line of sweet tarts and cakes, and preparing various custards and creams.

Key responsibilities:

  • Making various types of dough such as brioche, laminated doughs, sourdough, and various bread doughs.
  • Shape, proof and bake off pastries and breads according to vive la tarte’s specific standards and designs. This includes operating commercial ovens, sheeter, mixers and fryers.
  • Prepare a variety of custards & fillings for morning pastries, donuts and tarts, such as pastry creams, lemon curd, chocolate fillings, caramel based preparations & other unique recipes.
  • Assemble and bake off sweet tarts and cakes according to vive la tarte’s specific standards and designs. 
  • Organize weekly bakery production in an efficient and structured way.
  • Maintain a clean working station at all times, as well as an organized and up-to-date inventory of dry storage and refrigeration space.
  • Operate quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced, time-driven environment, while ensuring consistent, high quality products.

Who You Are

  • Minimum 3 years experience as a baker/pastry position in a high quality establishment (bakery or restaurant).
  • Strong knowledge of bread making and laminated dough (incl. shaping, proofing and baking croissants, breads and other pastry products).
  • Culinary degree preferred.
  • Efficient, clean and great time management.
  • Strong team player, who collaborates with the rest of the kitchen staff to ensure all tasks are done on time.
  • Punctual and reliable to arrive on time and work early shifts (start time between 4:30 am and 7 am based on your schedule).
  • Must have the physical ability to carry out functions described above, which includes but not limited to : standing most of the work day, lift >50lb.
  • Valid Food Handler’s Card.

What We Offer

  • Hours: minimum of 30 hours a week, including at least one weekend day.
  • Competitive wage that reflects your experience, with amazing growth potential.
  • Location: 1164 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (2 blocks away from Civic Center BART).

Interested? Send us your resume today!

The Vive la tarte team

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