Pastry Chef/Baker

Full Time

Rambling House seeks a skilled and passionate pastry baker to work as part of our team for our from-scratch café, restaurant and brewery. This position would begin in mid-August 2022. This individual will work closely with the kitchen team and ownership to create baked goods, pastries, breads and beautiful desserts. Attention to detail, creative interest, presentation, and the ability to work independently and flexibly are paramount. Ideally, applicants are looking for long-term growth within our family company.


Applicants must be comfortable with reporting to both of our Nashua locations, as needed.


Pay Range: $16-$20/hour

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create and prepare from-scratch pastry, bread, and other dessert items, including attention to a range of dietary restrictions (e.g. gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, etc.)

  • Decorate pastries, baked goods, and desserts with a fine-tuned attention to detail and creative pride

  • Cater to a range of ages and interests (from child-appropriate recipes to beer and alcohol-infused/paired recipes)

  • Maintain consistency in quality, flavor, and design

  • Work closely with ownership and kitchen team to follow the mission, philosophy and menu styles presented across the board

  • Be comfortable working within seasonal flavors and from-scratch recipes

  • Follow, develop, and test creative and unique formulas

  • Prepare, clean, and organize ingredients for use in the kitchen

  • Ensure the kitchen is clean and sanitized at all times

  • Ensure food safety

  • Work well with teammates and any oncoming assistants

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge about pastry arts and ingredients

  • Remain flexible with work locations, which will change between a commissary kitchen, on-site café, and catering operations

  • Lift, carry, and pull up to 50 lbs. at a time

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications include:

  • Proven experience working as a pastry cook in a fast-paced kitchen environment

  • Ability to follow recipes and instructions accurately

  • Ability to creatively follow recipes, with interest in designing and developing new recipes

  • Solid foundation of knowledge of pastry arts and ingredients

  • Confidence in culinary techniques and skills

  • Diligent and meticulous order making and receiving

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Physically able to stand for long hours each day in a hot kitchen

  • Flexible, creative, and adaptable

  • Working knowledge of, and respect for, dietary restrictions and ingredient limitations (gluten free, vegan, nut-free, etc.)

  • Able to work well, independently and as part of a team

BENEFITS

We offer a competitive benefits package for full time employees.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

At Rambling House and TaleSpinner, we seek to engender a positive and inclusive environment for all of our guests, but we firmly believe our staff is also an integral part of that community. The well-being, happiness, and cohesion of our team is paramount to our mutual success, as is our team's belief in our mission to gather, feed, and educate in an environment of inclusivity, sustainability, and quality.