Elmendorf Baking Supply & Cafe – Barista & Baker Positions

Elmendorf is a baking supply shop, cafe, and grain mill packed into a little corner of East Cambridge, MA. Their unique shop is a paradise for food lovers, stuffed with a wide array of baking supplies and hard-to-find ingredients for passionate bakers and cooks.

The shop is centered around their Vermont-built stone mill, where they mill grain sourced directly from small farms mostly in New England and the surrounding region. They sell their flour directly to customers, local chefs, and bake it into the pastries they serve at their cafe.

The cafe serves a small but delicious menu of awesome pastries, sandwiches, and espresso drinks made with Massachusetts based Barrington coffee.

The owners have years of experience at some of Boston’s best bakeries, restaurants, and specialty food stores.

The jobs:

Barista:

They’re looking for part-time and full-time barista/retail associates to join their small but growing team. Their ideal candidates are reliable, hardworking, love food, and care about giving great customer service.

Everybody does a bit of everything at their shop. That means making espresso drinks and sandwiches, packing flour, ringing up retail orders, and doing dishes. They work hard and have fun doing it.

Requirements:

  • Barista/retail experience is a major plus but they will train the right person.
  • Must commit to work through the end of 2021.Time off requests will be limited during the holidays.
  • Must be able to stand on your feet for up to 9 hours and lift 30 pounds.

Benefits and Pay: 

Pay: hourly + tips $18-20

Paid vacation after 6 months (following a performance review)
Shift meals and paid breaks
20% staff discount
Room to grow
They also offer chances to meet local food producers, cookbook authors, and take classes at their shop to deepen your food knowledge.

Baker

About the position:

Their cafe features a variety of traditional and creative cafe fare including scones, muffins, cookies, seasonal pies and cakes. Most of what they bake here emphasizes the fresh milled flour that they mill here at the shop. The baker would work 2-3 days a week (6-8 hour shifts 16-18 hours total) to produce these items in conjunction with co-owner Alyssa (who baked at local institutions like Clear Flour and Formaggio Kitchen). There is an opportunity to add new items and specials to the menu as well.

Their ideal candidate will have previous professional baking experience, work hard, efficiently and independently. They will be open to learning new techniques/skills and their way of doing things but also bring their own creativity to the position. Reliability is key to this position! You must be able to work well with others. They’re looking for somebody who is really passionate about baking, the kind of person who does it as a job but still wants to bake at home as well.

Note: there is an opportunity to combine the baking position with a part-time barista position. That would mean a full time position split between baking and cafe shifts. If this is something you’re interested in please note that in your cover letter.

Requirements:

  • Must commit to work through the end of 2021.Time off requests will be limited during the holidays.
  • At least 1 year of professional baking/pastry experience.
  • Able to stand on your feet for up to 9 hours and lift #50.
  • Able to work neatly and efficiently in a tight space.
  • Interest in coffee is a definite plus!

Pay and Benefits:

Pay: $18/Hour

Paid vacation after 6 months (following a performance review)
Shift meals and paid breaks
20% staff discount
Room to grow
They also offer chances to meet local food producers, cookbook authors, and take classes at their shop to deepen your food knowledge.

To apply to any position:

Please include a brief cover letter telling them about your interest in baking/food, what position you’re applying for, and what your availability is as well as whether you’re looking for part-time or full-time work. Please also include what one of your favorite things to bake or cook is!

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How to apply

Email: info@elmendorfbaking.com

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