Chocolate Maker
Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream
Williamsburg, VA US
Posted ago
Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream

We are looking for a person to prepare items such as chocolates, fudge, caramel corns, caramel apples, and other confections according to our recipes. Responsibilities include working with other kitchen cooks to ensure all products remain stocked, keeping inventory organized, following recipes and inventory management protocols, and keeping the workspaces clean. This is a physically demanding position that requires working over and lifting a large copper kettle, lifting 50lb bags of sugar, and interacting with customers while maintaining details such as cooking temperature and timing.

You will cook confections in an open kitchen with glass shields but full customer visibility. Your work will be visible and bring delight to our customers. An excellent cook in our environment must be able to follow instructions in cooking and while interacting with customers, answer questions, and in some situations provide samples. They must be deft in moving around the kitchen and apt in multi-tasking. Ability to interact socially while working is important. The goal is to help bring enjoyment to customers by showing and communicating about the cooking process in real-time.

Responsibilities

  • Set up workstations with all needed ingredients and cooking equipment
  • Lift and stir large batches of product which requires physical stamina
  • Prepare ingredients to use in cooking (sticking apples, preparing packaging with correct labels)
  • Cook using a copper kettle and marble slab
  • Check food while cooking to stir or turn
  • Ensure great presentation of completed product in kitchen areas not being used
  • Keep a sanitized and orderly environment in the kitchen
  • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly
  • Check the quality of ingredients
  • Monitor stock and place orders when there are shortages

Qualifications

  • Ability to engage in appropriate ways with customers
  • Physical stamina to correctly stir large batches of fudge
  • Able to consistently lift 50lbs
  • Ability to follow all sanitation procedures
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Very good communication skills
  • Excellent physical condition and stamina
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Compensation
$17-$20 hourly
About Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream

Kilwins is a family-owned confectionary franchise. We cook 80% of our wares in our theater-style kitchen at the front of the store. Our goal is to bring enjoyment to our customers with the additional component of the mission to be a life-giving business. This expresses itself practically in how we relate to local communities and our seasonal employees in their transitions between semesters and summers. We show care for them as humans not just as pegs in the system. We have strict policies surrounding attendance and service to protect store culture. All policies were developed from our core values which focus on honor in the midst of conflict, showing practical care through good communication, supporting personal responsibility in the context of diversity, and valuing each individual's need to dream and set goals. Our work environment is practically detailed, simple in scope, and requires physical and emotional stamina.

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