• Bakehouse
  • 11-12.50
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Zingerman's Bakehouse is hiring a Food Prep Assistant to work in our Bake!

School supporting baking classes offered to the general public.

The Food Prep Assistant will spend their time measuring and preparing the ingredients and tools students will be using in their classes.


Bake! Mission

"We share our knowledge and love of baking with home bakers, seeking to preserve baking traditions,
inspire new ones and develop a community of avid bakers."



What are the requirements and skills needed for this job?



  • 8-9 hours shifts between the hours 7am-4pm
  • 5 day/ 40 hour work weeks starting the mid-November through December. Up to 28 hours the remainder of the year.
  • Work days are flexible with Monday and Tuesday being required
  • Full availability in November and December. No additional days off during this time.

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly during an 8 hour shift
  • Comfortable standing, lifting, twisting, turning, and bending for duration of an 8 hour shift
  • Repetitive use and fine manipulation of hands
  • Comfortable with repetitive motion
  • Comfortable working in hot and cold environments

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepares ingredients per recipe for use in class in class
  • Perform tasks accurately and efficiently
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work space
  • Follows all food safety procedures
  • Maintains a safe work environment, working safely around hot ovens, heavy equipment, and sharp utensils
  • Treats customers and co-workers with courtesy and respect
  • Take direction from multiple leaders
  • Read and follow recipes
  • Able to to read and speak English


Success Patterns and Desired Characteristics:

  • Interest in great food and great service
  • Exhibits desire to learn
  • Positive attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Works with a sense of urgency and enjoys a fast paced environment
  • Enjoys working on a team
  • Good follow-through skills
  • Able to understand and follows organized systems
  • Effective multi tasker
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Flexibility with schedule
  • Able to arrive on time for all shifts
  • Likes to have fun at work!


Who are we?

Zingerman's Bakehouse is a wholesale bakery, retail shop, and baking school for home bakers. We sell to specialty food stores, cafés and restaurants in southeastern Michigan as well as selling to Zingerman's Mail Order, who ships our baked goods everywhere in the United States. We are dedicated bakers and food lovers committed to making and selling the best breads, pastries and cakes we can imagine. We are real artisan bakers, meaning we use traditional methods and flavorful ingredient to make our food.


Where are we?

Zingerman's Bakehouse is located on the south side of Ann Arbor at 3711 Plaza Drive. While there is a bus stop within walking distance, the Bakehouse is NOT located on AATA bus route.


What does the job pay? 

Pay range for this position is $11- $12.50 per hour depending on experience.

Are there any benefits or perks?

  • Company contribution to health insurance (for full time crew out of basic orientation)
  • 401k match (for full time crew out of basic orientation)
  • Free BAKE! classes
  • Up to 5 free loaves of bread each week
  • Up to 65% discount on baked good from the Bakehouse
  • Discounts at other Zingerman's businesses (for all crew out of basic orientation)
  • Paid training
  • Paid lunch breaks
  • $1 sandwiches and/or salad made on site for employee lunch
  • 25% reimbursement on any massage


What's the hiring process like?

You can expect to hear from us within two weeks of submitting your application either by email or phone. If selected, you may receive a phone interview, an in-person interview, or a trial shift From there, you will hear from us to either offer you a position or let you know we are moving forward with other candidates. Our goal is to keep you informed along the way!


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