• Candy
  • $11-$12
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

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Zingerman's Candy Company

Candy Cook

We are looking for a multi-talented individual who is passionate about candy and wants to learn the process from start to finish from one of America's finest candy makers!

Full Time, Shifts are typically 9am-5pm but can be adjusted with candy demand (open availability is preferred). Including evenings and weekends.

Our Performance Expectations are:

Essential Functions:

Help make candy from start to finish including:

  • Scaling recipes: measuring ingredients for candy making
  • Framing candy: layering candy components in a frame
  • Use wrapping, cutting and all other equipment used for the candy making process
  • Package and label candy for retail and wholesale customers
  • Cooking sugar syrups: nougat, brittle, caramel, fondant, fudge
  • Handle hot sugar with lightly gloved hands
  • Whip areations (egg whites and adding cooked sugar)
  • Tempering chocolate and dipping candy bars on an enrobing machine
  • Cleans and works in safe manner

The Success Patterns for this position are:

  • Working in a high-volume commercial kitchen experience required
  • Able to do intricate work with your hands
  • Able to read and follow recipes and directions
  • Able to work in a small space
  • Able to safely carry hot sugar syrup in hot pots (move from range to mixer area safely)
  • Able and comfortable handling hot sugar with lightly gloved hands
  • Able to stand and walk for duration of shift
  • Able to lift 50 pounds


Successful Candidates will have the following Personal Characteristics:

  • Has appreciation for chocolate and candy
  • Loves to learn and continuously improve processes
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Positive and encouraging attitude
  • Able to work well with a team and work independently
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