• Bakehouse
  • 11.00-12.50
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Zingerman's Bakehouse is hiring a Pastry Day Baker to work on

our team making and baking hand crafted, artisan pastries

to be enjoyed all over the country!


What are the requirements and skills needed for this job?


  • 40 hours per week with shifts between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm
  • Weekend availability
  • Holiday availability
  • Full availability in November and December (we don't take any extra time off during these months)

Performance Expectations - Essential Functions:

  • Participate in the daily making of a wide variety of pastries including brownies, coffeecakes, cookies, pies, strudel and much more!
  • Set up for daily production including spraying and flouring pans
  • Prepare recipes for baking including scaling and mixing
  • Portion recipes following weights to the 100th decimal point (ex. 5.62)
  • Using industry standard equipment for sheeting out dough
  • Portioning batter into pans using a Unifiller portioning machine (requires good hand-eye-foot coordination)
  • Cooking sugar
  • Load and unload ovens
  • Treats customers and co-workers with courtesy and respect
  • Work safely around hot ovens, heavy equipment and sharp utensils
  • Work in a clean and organized fashion
  • Follow clearly documented food safety procedures
  • 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)

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly during an 8 hour shift
  • Comfortable standing, lifting and bending for duration of an 8 hour shift
  • Comfortable with repetitive motion


Success Patterns and Desired Characteristics:

  • At least 1 year of professional baking experience or education/training in the culinary field is required
  • Experience in mass production a plus
  • Passion for great food and great service
  • Exhibits a desire to learn
  • High energy level
  • Positive attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Works with a sense of urgency and enjoys a fast paced environment
  • Enjoys working on a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Takes pride in accuracy
  • Good follow-through skills
  • Able to read English
  • Able to speak English or Spanish with a desire to learn to speak English
  • Able to follow through with verbal instructions
  • Able to read and follow written recipes
  • Able to understand organized systems
  • Able to deal successfully with multitasking and high stress situations
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • History of long-term employment
  • 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, cafes 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 Pastry Kitchen is looking for a full time Pastry Day Baker with at least one year of professional experience or culinary related training/education. Shifts are around 8 hours between 7 am and 5 pm. We are looking for team members who are available to work weekends and holidays. Experience baking is preferred. We are looking for individuals who consider themselves active and effective followers.

What does the job pay?

Starting pay is $11-12.50 per hour, or negotiable depending on experience.

Are there any benefits or perks?

  • Company contribution to health insurance (for full time crew after 90 days of service)
  • 401k match (after eligibility requirements are met)
  • Free BAKE! classes
  • Up to 5 free loaves of bread each week
  • Up to 65% discount on baked goods from the Bakehouse
  • Discounts at other Zingerman's businesses (for all crew out of basic orientation)
  • Paid training
  • Paid lunch breaks
  • Paid time off
  • $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, and/or a trial shift (working interview). 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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