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compensation: equivalent to approximately 80k - depending upon experience and skills
employment type: full-time

Wilson Farm, Lexington, MA was awarded *2017 Best of Boston by Boston Magazine!* as well as featured on Channel 5's Chronicle...including a special segment on our Christmas Gingerbread Farm display!

We are hiring an experienced Pastry Chef/Bakery Production Manager to join and successfully manage our Production Bakery operation. This full time, hands-on position requires an individual with the experience of planning and managing the production of scratch baking of exceptional quality product, cake and pastry artistry, understanding retail merchandising and the management of a team of 15 talented, long-time crew members (includes everyone from cake decorators, to doughnut makers to product packers and dishwashers) to ensure all fulfillment to retail is met - occasionally providing hands-on, in-person customer service!

Key Job Responsibilities: Following a retail business cycle (particularly the holidays and special occasions with increased demand for baked goods) - the following is a sample of responsibilities that will reside with this position. Management of all bakery production staff: scheduling; time approval, training, performance expectations and allocation of tasks - monitor labor hours/costs. Oversee all production of pastry goods, including but not limited to: cookies, brownies, breads, specialty pastries, doughnuts, pot pies, daily and custom cake orders/decorating, etc. New Product Development while maintaining existing profitable products - continual review. Maintain neat and clean production kitchen with crew at end of each day to ensure all protocols are followed per ServSafe and that local BOH sanitary standards are met.(we have inspections 2 times/year)
Vendor relations - keeping a weekly/monthly inventory and placing orders for all bakery production supply needs; developing new relationships with untapped sources; continually monitor all food costs and ways to reduce costs without compromising quality of our baked products. Monitoring Product Rotations and ensuring freshness codes; know inventory status at all times.
Merchandising/Replenish product as needed for displays; creating new displays - working with Retail Bakery Manager for best sales opportunities. Oversee that all the equipment in the Production Bakery is clean and in proper working condition, ensuring any issues are taken care of with the maintenance team.

Candidate Profile/Qualifications:

Education : Graduation from accredited Culinary school, or equivalent work experience. Culinary Arts Degree preferred, but will consider overall experience.

Experience : Minimum of 5+ years of progressive Pastry Art's experience; including 3+ years of Management experience as a Pastry Sous Chef or Pastry Chef required. Thorough knowledge of Pastry Arts and Techniques. Familiar with monitoring of food and labor costs. Familiar with ordering and inventory procedures and health and sanitation guidelines.

Skills: Strong organizational and analytical skills, along with demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment. Ability to exercise sound logic and judgment in evaluating situations and utilizing appropriate resources. Must be self-directed, motivated and demonstrate exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and in writing. Some understanding of Spanish language is also helpful but not required. Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational and training abilities are used often.

Attributes: Have a positive attitude and enthusiastic personality (your experience already tells you that holidays can be a challenge!) Demonstrated ability to work cohesively with a crew and with other managers (regardless of department - everything is a team effort here) as well as with immediate crew and senior management. Have a great sense of humor!

Certificates: Current ServSafe and Allergen Certification

Physical Requirements: (goes without saying - this can be a physical job)
Standing for prolonged periods of time; bending, reaching, lifting
Frequent trips up and down stairs; in and out of coolers
Must be able to grasp/move/lift/carry approx. 40+lbs. as needed

Work Schedule/Compensation:
Our full time manager schedule is avg. 50 hours/week, likely to be more during holidays and includes Sat/Sun hours as part of your 5-6 day work schedule (production bakery generally gets started at 4am - manager's schedule may vary.) (THIS IS AN HOURLY PAID POSITION....AS WE ARE IN RETAIL - SUNDAY and RETAIL HOLIDAYS PAY 1.5 TIMES PAY RATE!)

We offer truly competitive wages and benefits, which are commensurate with candidate's applicable work experience and education in a friendly, customer-driven environment.

To apply: please respond here with resume and cover letter! Or, go to to check us out! You may also print our employment application from our website or pick up an employment application in-store. Submit via fax, email, snail mail or in person. We look forward to hearing from you!

Cindy McAuley,

Wilson Farm, Inc.
10 Pleasant Street
Lexington, MA 02421
(781) 862-3900
(781) 863-0469 fax

Applications/resumes may be submitted by email as attachments. Wilson Farm, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy), age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time
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