Pastry Baker

Ozark, Missouri
The Ozark Mill and Finley Farms
The Ozark Mill and Finley Farms
Depends on Experience  Hourly
Full Time

The Ozark Mill and Finley Farms:  

Located in the heart of the Ozarks, the Ozark Mill & Finley Farms is a historical and cultural destination for a new generation of travelers. Set along the Finley River in Ozark, MO, just a short drive from Springfield, we have taken great care to restore the working grist mill (built in 1833) along the riverbank, to continue a long tradition of being the center of the community. The mill creates a unique place that embraces our heritage and supports a modern shift towards a simpler way of living. These unique spaces offer events and programs that will allow people to experience an Ozarks way of life in a whole new way. Inspired by the spirit of the Midwest, we are committed to delivering memorable experiences and genuine hospitality.  Our business focus is outdoor retail and destination hospitality. We have deep roots and a deep love for the Ozarks, which is why we are committed to the conservation and restoration of our land and our landmarks. We will maintain our commitment to sustainability through all methodology and practices on the farm, underscoring our respect for the land and the watershed it surrounds. ?

Position Summary

We are seeking a talented, innovative, and organized baker to produce a variety of baked goods in a consistent manner for several dining and retail outlets located on property. This individual is to be interested in producing artisanal quality of bread and is forward thinking in their craft.

Position Responsibilities

  • Passionate, team-oriented baker with a strong work ethic and an independent, can-do attitude.
  • Follow existing recipes.
  • Create new recipes, incorporating locally milled flours and regional produce as well as new and seasonal products as part of menu development that remain in line with The Ozark Mill & Finley Farms vision.
  • Measure, weigh, and prepare ingredients accurately.
  • Knead, roll, cut, and prepare dough as needed and expected.
  • Monitor oven temperatures, speed settings, mixing machines, and other baking equipment.
  • Ensure food surfaces and baking equipment meet all health and safety standards.
  • Clean and maintain baking equipment, utensils, and tools.
  • Monitor items during the baking process.
  • Decorate, glaze, apply icing, and prepare toppings for baked goods.
  • Evaluate ingredients and food for quality.
  • Operate slicing, cutting, and wrapping equipment while observing consistently all company safety mandatory regulations.
  • Training new staff on company philosophies, practices, and products.
  • Order and receive supplies and materials as needed.
  • Coordinate deliveries with executive Chef and purchasing department.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • High school diploma/GED preferred. At least 3-5 years of experience working as a professional baker with dough making experience.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and be a team player.
  • Possess a solid background in dough including, but not limited to breads, pizzas, pastries, cakes and sauces with the knowledge of cake decorating techniques.  Duties will range from creative to redundant with medium to large volume baking on a daily basis.
  • Knowledgeable about kitchen baking equipment and its safe and efficient operation.
  • Ability to deal effectively with customers and other company personnel as well as to be able to work with others proficiently in a close environment with speed and efficiency.
  • Be able to assess the quality of products and adjust preparation to maintain consistency and guest satisfaction.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis and stand for long period of time.
  • Take an active role in the training of new staff members in baking techniques.
  • Understand basic knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations and procedures and apply them consistently.