Assistant Chocolatier/Cook

Job Summary

Our client, a fast-growing small and ambitious craft chocolatier who markets handcrafted chocolates and other artisanal products and offers private dining experiences which highlight local ingredients and products is looking for a committed and enthusiastic Assistant Chocolatier/Cook. The Assistant Chocolatier/Cook will support the production and execution of hand-crafted chocolates and dining experiences through effective planning and organizing, which is necessary to achieve stated objectives in sales, guest service and satisfaction, food quality and safety.

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description/Requirements

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Chocolate

  • Production of chocolate truffles (tempering, molding, piping ganache, sealing, polishing, and leaning chocolate molds)
  • Package chocolate products for clients
  • Maintain inventory, production logs, and batch information
  • Occasionally assist with specialty flavor development
  • Properly store and label finished chocolates and ingredients
  • Clean chocolate tools and equipment
  • Willingness to learn the role of a chocolatier and the different taste of chocolate
  • Willingness to learn all steps in the truffle/bonbon making process (from making ganache, to tempering chocolate to molding truffles, and packaging finished products)

Dining

  • Production of food for dining experiences
  • Front of House service for dining experiences

General

  • Assist in receiving goods
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area, including cleaning the kitchen at the end of each day (to include dishwashing, equipment cleaning, and floor cleaning duties)
  • Maintain clean equipment throughout the day
  • Manage the kitchen and dining room inventory
  • Provide support to procurement and kitchen garden
  • Provide inputs to the seasonal calendar
  • Execute standard operating procedures for kitchen and facilities management and food safety
  • Maintain company’s standard of excellence, which is that every customer deserves, and is paying for a high quality item and that each item is a reflection of the brand
  • Complete Food Handler Safety course (provided for as part of on-the-job training)
  • Perform shift start and end checklists to ensure the kitchen stays clean and production runs smoothly
  • Any other related duties as needed and assigned by production supervisor



Required Qualifications:

  • HND or Bachelor’s degree in catering or baking
  • Ability to communicate in English and clearly with managers and kitchen personnel
  • A minimum of one (1) year practical experience in kitchen preparation and cooking
  • Previous experience working in chocolate, food or other craft industries is a plus
  • Previous safe food handling training is a plus
  • Have basic knowledge of roles, responsibilities and duties within the service, food and beverage industry
  • Must be comfortable following detailed recipes, directions & production schedules
  • Most possess good math and basic computer skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, driven, and hard-working
  • Willingness to take direction and multi-task
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks quickly and accurately
  • Must be focused with a positive attitude and desire to work with and help grow an artisanal chocolatier
  • Must have or be cleared for food handler’s certificate
  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop, and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for 8+ hours throughout a shift

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