Wholesale Bakery Chef for Wise Sons Bagel & Bakery!

Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Sep 07, 2017 - Lower Pac Hts


Company Overview:

Wise Sons Deli is a modern Jewish delicatessen founded in 2010 in San Francisco. With four locations and a presence at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market, we are a rapidly growing company. We serve traditional Jewish comfort food with a modern twist and have been featured in Bon Appetit, Saveur, and on national TV. Our mission is to feed people’s souls and stomachs with the best Jewish comfort food, offering nostalgia in every bite, from service to food to presentation.


Job Overview:

The Wholesale Bakery Chef is responsible for managing all bakery operations at the Wise Sons Bagel & Bakery. This role works closely with the Commissary Chef, and manages the Lead Bakers, reporting to the Commissary Operations Manager. This position will manage the bakery team and work 8 to 10 hours per day, in the range of 5:00 pm - 2:00 am.

This management role leads the bakery through ownership of all culinary production including planning for volume and growth, hiring/staffing/training, product inventory and purchasing, as well as overall organization and cleanliness of the space. In addition, this role will collaborate with the Wholesale & Retail/Merchandising Managers. The logistics and flow of product entering and leaving the space are paramount.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the daily production of all bakery products coming from the commissary kitchen
    • Ensure production meets quality standards and storage practices (packaging, labeling, FIFO) in accordance with safe food handling procedures
  • Utilize Wise Sons operating systems including order guides, prep lists, and schedules to maintain efficient operations including management of pars
    • Maintain weekly ordering & organization of all inventory
  • Optimize bakery operations for growth
    • Streamlined production planning for new stores and wholesale client development
    • Implement systems for training, clean-up and check-out
  • Manage labor costs to budget and lead bakery teams
    • Budget labor to fit demand of the internal and external wholesale sales
    • Hire, train, and manage bakers and packaging team
  • Receive deliveries from suppliers; manage supplier and vendor relationships
    • Ensure deliveries of all products are made on-time, working with Logistics Manager to refine schedules and communicate with delivery team
  • Ensure consistent cleaning and organization of all areas including but not limited to bakery kitchen, dry storage, walk in, rear outdoor storage, garbage and office
    • Ensure equipment is cleaned and maintained


  • 5 years experience managing a high output kitchen
  • Spanish language skills a must, Bilingual preferred
  • Computer skills are important. Must be able to communicate effectively through email with managers and staff. Proficient with Gmail, Google Apps, and Microsoft Excel; CTUIT
  • Professional and motivational leadership skills with the ability to manage in a diverse and fast paced environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds; Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time
  • Should expect to work 50 hours per week; Evening availability is required
  • Serve-Safe or CA Food Handler Permit is required

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