Part-Time Baker

FIRST AVENUE COFFEE MISSION

Our mission is to be memorable in a class above our competitors by providing personalized service, exceptional coffee and treats, and excellent experiences in our sophisticated spaces.

We are a locally owned company founded in Spokane WA in 2017 by Deborah DiBernardo. We are locally owned and operated. All of the coffee we serve is locally roasted by our partners at The Roast House. We have won numerous awards for our commitment to excellence.

We are intensely focused on providing the most memorable experiences over a cup of coffee. For that, we take extra care in our Customer Service, Organic Coffee, Specialty Beverage, and Bakery experiences throughout our diverse company platform and world-class Flagship Cafè and Bakery in Spokane.

We invite you to be a part of a team that prides itself on three core principles:

COFFEE. CULTURE. COMMUNITY.

Position Overview:

Position Overview: Our bakers are feeding operational greatness and are the driving force behind First Avenue Coffee customers with tasty treats and bites. Our bakers and baristas are friendly, and personable and can engage with customers by providing outstanding service. Ability to work with cross-functional teams, participate in team meetings, always eager to learn, and have the ability to multitask with efficiency and speed at all times.

Our Bakery Assistant position truly feeds our operational greatness and is the driving force behind our cafe. Your culinary expertise will have the opportunity to shine as you assist our lead baker in bringing our visions and taste buds to life. With a passion for all things confection, our Bakery Assistant is responsible for helping to deliver exceptional treats to our valued customers.

Essential Functions:

  • Always provide exceptional customer service, resolve all customer complaints, and ensure the customer leaves satisfied.
  • Complies with all First Avenue Coffee’s policies and procedures with integrity.
  • Attend all staff and company meetings.
  • Maintain a calm demeanor during periods of high volume and unusual events.
  • Properly bake and prepare products. Follow written production area guidelines for quality, value, service, and cleanliness.
  • Understand & execute food standards, policies, procedures, specifications, and guidelines of baking operations.
  • Know how to rotate, prepare, and store food.
  • Properly handle storage and movement of product to work area.
  • Communicate to the lead Baker when you need supplies for baking projects.
  • Check stock to ensure an adequate supply based on projected volume. Always check with the lead Baker to ensure the accuracy of stock levels.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Clean kitchen equipment and tools before and after use.
  • Knowledge of general business operations, drive sales, and reduce costs.
  • Report any equipment issues as soon as they occur to management.
  • Maintain location cleanliness and adhere to all food safety and sanitation standards.
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and escalate issues to management.
  • Can distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate behavior to inform management.
  • Willingness to perform any additional tasks as assigned by management.
  • Execute opening, closing, shift change procedures including cash/deposit handling.

 

Requirements:

Minimum of 1 year experience as a baker’s assistant in a high-volume bakery organization preferred.
Valid Food Handlers Certificate required.
Understanding of food safety practices.
Must know how to operate commercial bakery equipment
Must have basic baking skills such as scaling, mixing, proofing, baking, cooking,
decorating and use of knives
Team spirit, with a customer-focused attitude.
Flexibility to work in early morning shifts.High School Diploma or GED
At least 18 years of age
Must have weekend availability

Core Competencies:

Multitasking
Technical Skills
Enthusiastic and Friendly Personality
Great Communication Skills
High-level Attention-to-detail

First Avenue Coffee Core Values

COFFEE
We hope that we can help people discover how delicious coffee can be with a little time, attention, and love. So, our coffee beans will only be sourced from roasting partners that care about our world, Fair Trade, support women-owned farms, and are all organic. We love Roast House for all of these things and it is this partnership that makes us better all around.

HONESTY
Our team of baristas, bakers, and makers are founded on truth even if it is not impressive. First Avenue customers trust us for our integrity. Honest people produce the best results!
“Honesty is an expensive gift, don’t expect it from cheap people.” – Warren Buffet

KINDNESS
Kindness is our gift to our community. Our craft is for people by people. We honor our patrons with unrivaled enthusiasm. We believe kindness has everything to do with both coffee and life. We strive to build kindness into every part of our business because we know that good vibes can really go a long way toward positive outcomes.

PASSION
Our dedication to crafting exceptional coffee and treats is unwavering. We exist to offer deep and memorable experiences in a sophisticated way. Our love for hospitality, coffee, and culinary arts drives us. With every cup brewed and every treat prepared, we infuse our creations with the passion that fuels our commitment to excellence.

INNOVATION
Embracing change and creativity, we continually explore new horizons. Our commitment to innovation allows us to offer unique seasonal flavors and unexpected twists that surprise and delight our customers.

QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP
Quality is the cornerstone of our offerings. We uphold the highest standards in every aspect of our creations, from the selection of premium ingredients to the meticulous roasting and preparation processes. From our carefully selected coffees to our house-made syrups and baked goods, we refuse to compromise on delivering a consistently exceptional experience.

COMMUNITY
We believe in the power of connections. Our coffee shop is a gathering place where diverse individuals come together to share stories, ideas, and experiences. We actively contribute to the vibrancy of our region by fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.

DIVERSITY
Just as our menu caters to a range of tastes, our inclusive mindset welcomes all. We celebrate diversity in our team, our offerings, and our patrons, fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

SUSTAINABILITY
We are committed to a sustainable future, sourcing our coffees and ingredients with a conscience. By prioritizing Earth-friendly practices we reduce our footprint and contribute to a healthier planet for generations to come.

First Avenue Coffee offers a competitive benefits package:

Training and Development
Flexible Schedule
Sick Days
Industry Leading Tips
Employee Discount

First Avenue Coffee is an equal opportunity employer to all employees and applicants.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $16.00 per hour

If this is a fit for you, please apply with your resume to jobs@firstavenuecoffee.com