Production Pastry Chef

Location: Chesterfield, MI

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Location: Achatz Handmade Pie Co., 30301 Commerce Blvd. Chesterfield, MI 48051

Industry: Food Manufacturing

Type: Full Time

Pay: $16/Hour

Do you love baking pastries? We've got an opening in our Specialty team in charge of creating our delicious cakes, cookies, and other baked goods! We are looking to hire a baker to enhance our team in this high-volume production -- someone with a quick mind, attention to detail and a can-do attitude. You also need a passion for scratch artisan baking!

Achatz Handmade Pie Company is looking for like-minded people who share our values!

We value….your creativity, ability, willingness, talent, experience, honesty, education and leadership. We look forward to coming to work each day, bringing it all to the table and working on a highly functional team. We are searching for like-minded people who value Servant Leadership, who can help improve our systems, create new systems and support change. We need those who have a passion for helping and training others, all of which works together to take Achatz Handmade Pie Company to the next level.

We have the incredible work in a place that smells like fresh apple pie, pumpkin pie and berry pies baking! And on a team that makes what Food and Wine magazine voted as one of America’s Best did Bon Appetit magazine, and Food Network, ‘Unwrapped’ and ‘Top 5’.

Respect: We value systems and procedures. We understand that having good structure for training and mentoring is respectful to our employees. Having Good Manufacturing Practices in place is respectful to our customers. We are USDA and Organic Certified, our Bakehouse is level 2 SQF certified. We are proud to have scored a 97 on our last audit.

Accountability: We practice Open Book Management, sharing our numbers with the team, so that everyone can participate in running the company profitably and sustainably. OBM helps to hold us accountable for the work we do and the departments we run. Everyone documents to-do lists

Supporting Local Farms: We source much of our ingredients from local Michigan farms. Using all natural ingredients, that are grown in a sustainable, healthy way is very important to us.

Training: After 23 years in business, we have learned that transparency and honesty is vital to our growth. Managers, Team Leaders, Owners, and Team Member freely share their knowledge in order for our business to continually thrive.

What You'll Do:

  • Combine all raw materials in proper sequence and sign off that each ingredient has been added and processed for the correct amount of time as outlined in the mixing system (Formula Sheet)
  • Rotate mixed ingredients back and forth to the line being served keeping the pace set by the Line Leader.
  • Complete, post, and deliver all batch forms (Formula Sheet) to the Production Manager.
  • Keep work area, tools and supplies, organized and sanitary throughout the shift.
  • Assist in the training of mixing area helpers and / or assistant mixers.
  • Follow all GMP’s and Safety Procedures

What You Need:

  • High School diploma or equivalent work experience.
  • Reading, written, mathematical, and computer skills.
  • Familiarity with bakery formulas and scaling ingredients.
  • Handle all products with care in the appropriate manner in order to minimize loss in the quality or appearance of the finished product.
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum supervision.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, climb, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, talk, hear, lift, and perform repetitive
  • motions.
  • Ability to frequently move objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to move from one task to another with minimal distraction.

Available Shifts (Varies depending on Production):

  • Sun through Fri
  • 6 am to 6 pm

Who We Are: Every day and with every decision we make, we strive to follow 5 simple Core Values:

Create Raving Fans: Exceed customer expectations.  Spark brand awareness and build loyalty.

Provide the Best All-Natural Products and Support Local: Use high quality ingredients, free of chemicals, preservatives, and trans-fats; source local ingredients whenever possible.

NEVER Compromise on Quality: Dedicate time to excellence.  Respect effort spent on producing quality.

Coach, Mentor, Inspire, Lead: Share knowledge and experience with your team members.  Take initiative when challenges arise.  Champion solutions and implement as a team.  Teach as you grow.

Improve, Innovate, and Plan with Financial Empowerment: Ensure job security and prosperity using Open-Book Management.  Forecast creatively.  Embrace constructive feedback and develop goals that benefit the team.  Generate growth.

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