This Is a Real Startup Job Opening: Holistic “Heart Baker”

Look, I'm not saying that startup culture is generally one of spoiled manchildren and poorly prioritized money, but shelter-finding service Airbnb is looking for a full-time baker.

According to the job posting, "The baker will create, design, and deliver a high-volume, made-with-love baking and healthy dessert program in our fun and growing office food environment." Read: you'll be baking a lot. But this isn't your average yeast operation:

A collaborative and entrepreneurial role, this chef will take the lead in much of the in-house production of baked goods, snacks and other staples that will set our food program apart as a model for responsible and holistic food service.

The cafeteria is not a cafeteria, it is a holistic food service, and you better know your way around a paleo diet fishfest before applying. Really, though, this does seem like a complete fucking dream job for anyone who is a baker, unless the idea of a "condiment program" is too twee to bear.

Full listing below:


Job Duties:

  • Help around the office, answer questions about food, do good and champion the values of homemade food.
  • Focus on producing daily-changing menus of both traditional and alternative recipes, prepared from scratch.

  • Work with the Chef team to develop housemade bulk snacks, pantry and condiment program.

  • Source and feature seasonal, locally-sourced and specialty ingredients.

  • Work within food program ethos to produce clearly labeled menu signs, ingredient lists, recipes and nutritional info as necessary.

  • Produce special dishes and menus for themed events and parties.

  • Create preparation lists and take inventory, lite ordering.

  • Clean and maintain kitchen stations in accordance with all safety and sanitation guidelines.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in a formal kitchen environment with a passion for product and relationships. Relevant experience will be considered.

  • Has developed and lead a team in a commercial kitchen setting.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality required with schedule flexibility determined as needed.

  • Has a clear vision, organizational mindset, and knows how to create and execute kitchen systems.
  • Commitment to quality service, regional and global food and beverage.

  • Solid understanding of professional cooking and baking techniques and knife handling skills, local and seasonal ingredients and diverse cooking styles and cultures.

  • Knowledge of safety, sanitation and food handling procedures.

  • Flexibility and ingenuity. Willing to work with alternative approaches and overcome challenges and limitations.

  • Familiar with local products, producers and farms.

  • Understanding of raw, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, paleo and whole grain products a plus.

  • Basic knowledge of healthful eating and nutrition paired with a passion for healthy, comforting, traditional, unexpected, and playful food a must.

Working Conditions:

  • Schedule 7AM-3:30PM. With flexible schedule and availability based on special events.

  • This position will spend 80% of the time standing and baking, 20% of the time planning menus, ordering and meeting to collaborate on ideas and growth.

  • Must easily be able to lift 50+ pounds.

Benefits

  • Stock options
  • $2000 yearly employee travel coupon
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability Benefits
  • 401K
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Weekly happy hour
  • Much more...
  • Does this sound like you? Click the APPLY button now and send us your CV and cover letter.



[via Betabeat]

Photo: Derek Berwin/Hulton