Paid Pastry Baker Intern

Flagship Facility Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA3.0

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Summary/Objective

As an Intern for our company you will be responsible for dessert and pastry production. You will be responsible to measure and mix ingredients and bake according to recipes/guidelines. Take direction from the Pastry/Executive Pastry Chef and Supervisor. Handles & manipulates product from start to finish including plating. You will work every station on the shift including but not limited to the following tasks: breakfast pastries, Friday special, lunch desserts, caterings, production flow cleaning and sanitation, team work and communication.

Essential Functions

  • Prepares, bakes, cooks, and serves various pastries, cookies, and breads
  • Accommodates special needs of the guests by preparing nut free, gluten free and vegan varieties
  • Makes all types of desserts; sweet and savory breads including yeast and quick, cupcakes/cakes, pies, torts, flans, custards, granolas, cookies, pate a choux, cheesecakes, bars, and some vegan desserts
  • May write menus for an array of world cuisine
  • Responsible for food quality and production
  • Stock/Re-stock desserts for service
  • Uses carts to transport dry, wet, and finished products to and from freezer/refrigerator

*NOTE: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks which are illustrative ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed or assigned by this position.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Baking experience is essential
  • Excellent culinary skills
  • Sense of urgency
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Professional appearance
  • Ability to move throughout the café and kitchen
  • Knowledge of safety and sanitation in the work place
  • Experience with from scratch production of cookies, breads, bars, pie crusts etc.

Education and Work Experience

  • Culinary Degree (preferred but not required)
  • Culinary Student 0-1 year experience

Work Environment

  • The work environment for Pastry Baker includes the following large kitchen environment elements and exposures
  • Fast paced kitchen
  • High sense of urgency
  • Moderate to high noise level
  • Exposure to soap and cleaning solutions
  • Slippery/uneven surfaces may be encountered
  • Frequently moving from cold freezer to normal kitchen environment

Requirements

  • Must have and maintain an active Food Handlers Card, as required by the California Health Department.

Physical Demands

  • Some heavy lifting (may lift 10-50 lbs.) and possible moving of equipment required
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision for safe navigation of work area and use of equipment
  • Heavy and repetitive hand and arm motion involved in production and clean up
  • Standing, walking, bending/twisting, and balance are all required to perform job task
  • Reaching across surfaces while moving containers, reaching above shoulders for containers for removal and storage
  • Constant handing and manipulation of product, some typing and writing of menus
  • Carrying containers of different sizes, bags of flour and sugar, and different types of product of all shapes and sizes
  • Removing hot items from oven

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Physical requirements include stooping, standing, climbing and frequent lifting of a minimum of 50 lbs. of equipment. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Under The Americans with Disabilities Act reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance
Authorized to work in the U.S.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
FlagShip is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Job Type: Internship

Experience:

  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
  • food service: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Baking: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday