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Bakery - Baker

Company: Lazy Acres
Location: Encinitas
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Who Is Lazy Acres Natural Market?

At Lazy Acres Natural Market, we believe in a natural approach to optimal health and wellness. From organic and seasonal produce and products steeped in tradition, to functional supplements and body care, we are here to support you in mind, body and soul.

Our friendly, informative, and passionate team members remain committed to providing exceptional service and wellness tips with our community; and accommodating the needs of our guests. We continue to live by the closely held belief that our collective actions can and will contribute to a healthier planet.

We're committed to creating an environment that will attract the most passionate and enthusiastic people in our field. We're always on the lookout for people inspired by health, wellness, and eating clean and strive for excellent customer service. Our Leadership is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, offering opportunities for professional growth, education, and community involvement.

Ingredients You'll Bring to the Table

You love food and have the ability to create an experience that is beyond the everyday. You have a positive attitude and work well in a team environment. You can connect with people and reach a level of hospitality that exceeds guests' expectation. You are warm, outgoing, authentically amazing and want to be inspired, challenged and proud of where you work, You embody a spirit of entrepreneurship and mutual respect. You approach every situation with a YES! attitude and seek to find a solution to all opportunities that arise.

What Will Be On Your Plate?

Job Title: Baker

Department: Bakery

Reports To: Bakery Manager

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Baker works closely with the Bakery Manager. He or she also performs the following duties (other duties may be assigned):

  • Prepares bakery and specialty products such as bagels, breads or pastries as directed by the Bakery Manager and the corporate office
  • Bakes and/or produces all bakery products as established in Bakery Production Guide
  • Follows production schedule created by the Bakery Manager
  • Works diligently to reduce shrink by matching sales volumes with production volumes
  • Ensures product rotation to reduce shrink
  • Controls costs by properly executing portion control and by production guidelines
  • Maintains Bakery Department under current California Weights & Measures mandates. Understands use of proper tares and accurate weights
  • Maintains Bakery Department in Price Integrity. Accurate pricing, signage, and posted weights
  • Responsible for all material in the Bakery logbook
  • Assists customers with orders; suggests other bakery products to accompany order
  • Serves customers with a smile and willing attitude. Assures high sales through establishing relationships with customers to ensure repeat business
  • Maintains Bakery Department under current health codes and company standards on sanitation and cleanliness
  • Understands proper usage of all cleaning chemicals authorized in the Bakery Department
  • Follows the FIFO rotation system (First-in, First-out ). Covers, labels, and dates all leftover products. Utilizes leftover products before opening new product
  • Inspects product during baking process & preparation; including measuring temperatures throughout the preparation process, to maintain quality and sanitation in accordance with the FDA and local health departmental codes and BFLA stringent standards
  • Inspects finished bakery products in accordance with BFLA standards of quality, weight specifications, & presentation
  • Follows safety work standards and reports any safety hazards to the Bakery Manager and/or Store Director
  • Helps receive, break down, and store Bakery loads
  • Follows the employee handbook at all-times, especially on service standards and appearance
  • At all times, meets and exceeds Bristol Farms standards in service, quality, and cleanliness
    Customer Service Skills

    The Baker is expected to provide customer service that is extra ordinary and exceeds the expectations of our customers. They are required to follow established policies and guidelines that go beyond simply smiling and greeting customers. Going above and beyond encompasses attitudes, respect, and flexibility. The Baker is expected to have a positive "can-do" attitude; to treat others with respect; and easily adjust to changes in the workplace.

    Education and/or Experience

    High School diploma or general education degree (GED); or three to six months related experience.

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as recipes, safety rules, memos, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, or employees of Bristol Farms.

    Knowledge of English

    This is a customer service driven position. The candidate must have the ability to speak, read and understand English.

    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers.

    Reasoning Ability

    Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to resolve conflicts in such a manner to create a win-win situation. Ability to analyze a variety of situations, think through to a solution and implement the solution.

    Physical Demands

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; frequent use of hands; hands to finger; handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The individual occasionally is required to reach with hands and arms. He or she is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision.

    Work Environment
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat and/or cold, to electrical shock, and to risk of burn. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud.

    Why You'll Love Working at Lazy Acres Natural Market
    • Amazing earning potential, paid weekly!
    • A values-based culture that will engage and empower your growth and development
    • A strong training program that will build your restaurant and guest service skills
    • Opportunity for growth within our family of brands
    • Benefits available - Including medical, dental, vision, and 401K
    • Numerous scholarship opportunities available to full & part time team members
    • 20% discount at all Bristol Farms and Lazy Acres locations
    • $60 credit to Shoes for Crews every 6 months of employment

      #TAL2 Associated topics: commercial kitchen, culinary, culinary school, deli chef, restaurant assistant chef, restaurant chef, service, sous chef, sushi, team lead

Keywords: Lazy Acres, Encinitas , Bakery - Baker, Other , Encinitas, California

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