indi chocolate maker

indi chocolate - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)


Chocolate Maker

Job Description

indi chocolate LLC is a small batch, single origin, bean-to-bar dark chocolate located in the new MarketFront in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington. We are not just a factory, we have a cafe and gathering space where people come to enjoy chocolate. In the cafe we offer creative chocolate drinks as well as coffee drinks. Erin Andrews, our founder, dived into the chocolate world in 2010 after a family trip to Belize to teach her daughters cacao grows on trees. She began with cocoa butter lotions and expanded to teas, spice rubs, soaps, and now a cafe and chocolate factory!

Bean to bar chocolate making starts with cacao and transforms it into chocolate we consume. Our cacao beans are obtained via direct trade from all over the world. Direct trade allows us to go directly to the farmers and cooperatives, and build a lasting relationship while ensuring ethical practices such as no child labor and sanitary conditions.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the bean to bar chocolate making process which includes: roasting cacao, cracking and winnowing cocoa beans, refining chocolate per our recipe, tempering, unmolding chocolate and cleaning molds
  • Keep inventory logs of raw materials, cocoa beans, molded bars, pods, thins and inclusions; update square inventory accordingly for finished products
  • Communicate indi chocolate’s story and the chocolate making process to children and/or tour groups passing through the factory as well as engaging with customers answering questions
  • Prepare for and teach classes on: teaching children about chocolate, the bean to bar chocolate making process, truffle making and chocolate tasting
  • Apply creativity to help create new chocolate product offerings (i.e. new bars, inclusion bars, truffles)
  • Cleaning up as you work, making sure the factory is cleaned and reset at the end of the day, in preparation for the next day

Qualifications:

  • Some experience with making chocolate/truffles and using chocolate making equipment not required but a plus
  • Knowledge of the bean to bar chocolate making process is also a plus
  • Ability to lift and/or move heavy objects
  • Ability and want to learn and grow in the chocolate industry
  • Excellent work ethic, organization and communication skills
  • Team player with high energy
  • Comfortable speaking in front of audiences
  • Passionate about chocolate

How to apply:

-Include resume and cover letter

- 3 references

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $32,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • chocolate making: 1 year

Location:

  • Seattle, WA