Baker, The Commons

Job description

Baker, The Commons

Job ID: 226349
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Responsible for creating, preparing and improving recipes for baked goods such as pastries, breads, and plated desserts. Assists in overseeing and/or instructing Assistant Baker in baking and cleaning equipment and facilities. Ensures quality controls and recipe standardization are in compliance with approved standards. Monitors and enforces food sanitization and safety standards.


  1. Ensures proper training and compliance with recipes and standards
  2. Arranges presentations of desserts, platters and pastry products
  3. Maintains levels of daily production assignments
  4. Ensures food quality through tasting
  5. Maintains and operates equipment according to approved safety standards
  6. Reports issues with production, equipment, personnel or products to management
  7. Maintains daily sanitation standards and logs
  8. Maintains positive attitude and willingness to improve skills and presentations
  9. Ensures open communication to foster training, knowledge, and team work
  10. Accepts ownership and responsibility for success of pastry shop and team

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent

Required Experience
Two (2) years skilled training and experience in baking pastries, cakes and/or breads in a commercial kitchen environment; Experience preparing custom made bakery items, decorating and frosting cakes, and recipe scaling

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to maintain records of output, quantities of ingredients used, and supplies on hand; Able to implement procedures, methods, and activities developed by others; Able to deal with multiple tasks or projects at one time

Knowledge of the types and grades of ingredients used in general pastry and bread making; Knowledge of equipment and methods used in baking; Knowledge of food safety and sanitation standards used for large-scale operations; Knowledge of basic math and food services terminology; Knowledge of sanitation regulations and food handling procedures

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, technology, organization, communication (verbal and written), and time management skills; Basic knowledge of computer applications and programs associated with position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite); Strong attention to detail and follow up skills; Strong customer service skills and phone etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
Revenue Generated: Funding for this position is based upon revenue generated funds and therefore continued employment is based on availability of these funds.

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 4/29/2033
Work Type: Full Time