• Bakehouse
  • 11-12.50
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Zingerman's Bakehouse is hiring a Cook

to work on our Savory team making delicious

breakfast and lunch foods!




To be considered for this position all applicants must have one of the following criteria:

  • Previous experience working in kitchens, or other commercial food production
  • Formal culinary training completed or ongoing
  • Ability to clearly communicate or demonstrate sufficient ability to meet the essential job functions of this position through other personal experiences



  • 8-9 hours shifts between the hours of 5am-1pm
  • Full-time with occasional overtime
  • Available to work Saturday or Sunday


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: 

  • Creating high quality soups, sandwiches, salads, etc to serve to our guests fresh daily 
  • Preparing vegetables and meat for use in recipes
  • Creating soups and stocks from scratch
  • Cooking using multi-range stove-tops, convection and conventional ovens, fryers and grills
  • Assist with inventory and creating prep lists
  • Receiving and inspecting meat, seafood, produce and other ingredients for quality
  • Maintain proper rotation and storage of all ingredients
  • Participate in recipe development and improvement
  • Following recipes to complete recipe components
  • Treats customers and co-workers with courtesy and respect
  • Work safely around hot ovens, stoves, fryers, slicers, heavy equipment and sharp utensils
  • Able to work well under pressure of deadlines
  • Work in a clean and organized fashion
  • Follow clearly documented food safety procedures
  • Able to perform detail oriented work with a high level of accuracy
  • Take direction from multiple leaders
  • Communicate at a high level within the department and Bakehouse
  • Complete detailed training requirements that can take up to 1.5 years
  • Attend and participate in department and business huddles (meetings)
  • Able to read and follow written recipes
  • Must be able to arrive to work on time


Success Patterns and Desired Characteristics:

  • Passion for great food and great service
  • Must have excellent knife skills
  • Must be able to productively work as early as 5am
  • High energy level
  • 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 read English
  • Able to sufficiently communicate in English
  • Able to follow through with verbal instructions
  • Able to understand organized systems
  • Able to deal successfully with multitasking and high stress situations
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Flexibility with schedule
  • Has reliable transportation
  • 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.


Who are we hiring?

The Savory Kitchen is looking for a full-time temporary cook. Shifts are around 8 hours between 5am-1pm. We are looking for team members who are available to work weekends and holidays. Experience with food prep, cooking or culinary school is preferred.


What does the job pay? 

Pay range for this position is $11- $12.50m or negotiable depending on experience.


Are there any benefits or perks?

  • Company contribution to health insurance 
  • 401k match 
  • 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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