Cake Decorator

Company Details

Reports to: Store Managers

Purpose of Job: Assemble and prepare cakes, including decorating with icing, gel, drawings, decorating kits, air brush, edible images and letterings. Ensure all cake products meet the bakery’s standards of quality and excellence.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare and decorate bakery cake products according to management’s specifications and all applicable standards and procedures.
  • Properly and safely operate and maintain bakery’s baking equipment while following all health and safety standards.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of decorated cakes at all times, including back-up cakes during holidays, and other peak cake occasions.
  • Keep display refrigerator & freezer full at all times to the proper level with a variety of cakes attractively displayed.
  • Conducts sampling and actively sells products.
  • Be pleasant and alert to customer needs.
  • Work as a “team” member to assure constant and consistent quality, service, cleanliness and value to each customer.
  • Clean work area, organize and stock needed items.
  • Stock and execute proper rotation of products.
  • Keep bakery’s cake production area and equipment clean and sanitary throughout shift using the cake area checklist supplied to you by the management.
  • Coordinate with store management of cake decorating supply inventory.
  • Wash counters, and cake decorating tables.
  • Inform immediate supervisor promptly of all problems or unusual matters of significance.
  • Support and adhere to bakery’s Company Standards for Operations.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested by bakery’s Management Team.

Accountability: Prepare and decorate cakes according to assigned specifications including cakes for special orders and walk-in customers. Operates cake production area in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures. Assist in the success of the bakery by ensuring guest satisfaction through adhering to standards for quality, value, service and cleanliness. Maintain a positive working relationship with all bakery employees and customers to foster and promote a cooperative and pleasant working climate. Communicate all significant issues, both positive and negative, with management staff immediately.

Qualification Standards:

  • Minimum 5 years cake decorating experience required
  • Qualified candidates must exhibit exceptional decorating skills including gel, icing, airbrush, decorating kits, edible images, floral designs, and licensed character designs through examples such as a portfolio and window display cakes.
  • Must be able to work in and out of different temperature ranges.
  • Must be able to perform under pressure in a high volume bakery including moving and responding quickly for long periods of time.
  • Capability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Interact with the public and co-workers constantly during shifts.
  • Cleaning up after preparation of cakes.
  • Coordination skills to follow instructions and duplicate drawings and letters from projected images.
  • Practice established food-handling procedures to meet any local health regulations.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills: exhibit good manners, proper personal hygiene, positive attitude, and promptness.
  • Adhere to proper bakery’s uniform standards.
  • Must have a food handling certificate (Permit issued by the City of New York)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.50 per hour

Physical Setting:

  • Bakery

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • Every weekend
  • Holidays

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Middle Village, NY 11379: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Bakers & Confectioners: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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