Are you an experienced cake/sugar decorating all-star who has an artistic ability and strong understanding on filling cakes, icing cakes, sugar work, and widespread cake decorating techniques. We have an open FT position that is responsible for cake decorating processes from start to finish. This includes sticking to timelines, being proactive and spotting issues or challenges and willing to work as part of a team to make sure projects are executed with great skill and ease.
For the open position we are seeking someone with solid comfort working on sugar characters and details. We are interested in knowing your comfort level making sugar characters/animals/cartoons, making human characters (more realistic, with emotion), what mediums are you comfortable working with (modeling choc, gum paste, isomalt, etc) and what is your comfort level making sugar paste flowers (to what degree and level of variety).
MUST HAVES: - great attitude and energy - great at problem solving and thinking on your feet - focused on specific quality and outcomes, and an ability to self-manage
SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: - You must have experience in a baking environment, kitchen, restaurant or shop in baking related activities. Culinary school may also be acceptable experience, depending, however you must have experience with advanced cake decorating. - Proactive mindset and ability to prevent and spot errors/maintain high level of quality - Strong time management skills and a sense of urgency - Attention to detail - Strong communications skills - must be able to speak english well - Strong customer service skills - Professional phone manner and great appearance - Strong organizational skills and high level of cleanliness - NY Food Handlers certificate (if you do not have, you will have 90 days to get once you start) - Ability to lift 50lb bags or boxes of ingredients, move up and down stairs comfortably - Keep in mind our shop is very small so if you have an issue working in tight spaces or need a lot of personal space, this may not be for you!
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES COULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: - Decorate assigned cakes from start to finish - Ensure custom cakes are listed on production schedule and being created above expectations - Ensure all assigned tasks are on track to meet deadlines - Proactively managing the decorating process including anticipated problems, spotting errors, correcting - Ensure that each assigned cake is box and ready for pickup/delivery, making sure customers are satisfied and following through - Keeping facilities, work area and environment clean and following food health and safety standards - Assist in training and instructing other employees - Setup and assist with customer cake tastings and consultations - Answer phones including handling customer inquiries and taking orders in a professional manner - Customer service including greeting customers, taking orders, answering questions, making suggestions, and packaging orders - Keep packaging materials fully stocked, prepped, and organized - Use POS efficiently and knowledgeably - Handle local deliveries
We love great people! Please send resume, portfolio and email introduction explaining why this position sounds appealing to you and how you would help our team grow. If you look like you qualify we will send you an online application to fill out asap, and then proceed from there! We regret to inform you that we don't have the ability to follow up on every submission.
City Cakes is an equal opportunity employer and we do not tolerate discrimination, especially in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, identity, gender, sexual preference or national origin.
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