Overnight Assistant: Bread, Breakfast Pastries & Sandwiches

Fresh City Farms - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Now Hiring an Overnight Assistant: Bread, Breakfast Pastries and Sandwiches

Join our team, as we offer Torontonians a Better Life Through Food!


Fresh City, founded in 2011 by Ran Goel, is a city farm and retailer of farm-fresh, organic produce and prepared food. Each day we make locally and organically sourced meal kits and chef-inspired meals, salads, snacks and breakfasts from scratch. In late 2018 we acquired Mabel’s Bakery, a popular bakery in Toronto, producing artisan breads and pastries. Shortly after, in early 2019, we acquired The Healthy Butcher, a pioneer in organic and 100% grass-fed beef. We farm in Downsview Park as well as at Baka on Highway 427, and we have eight retail locations between our three brands. Fresh City delivers straight to our customers’ doors or to pick-up locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area. By bringing makers and eaters together, we are changing how people think about food.


As an Overnight Assistant, Bread, Breakfast Pastries and Sandwiches you are responsible for ensuring that the quality and consistency of Bread and Pastry products within the Mabel's brand is maintained while working with the rest of the Overnight Team, helping to ensure that production targets are met.


Bread and Breakfast Pastries

Following existing recipes and processes to make doughs, portion buns and breads and assemble sandwiches, wraps and panini

Proof and bake off breakfast pastries, buns and yeasted breads, ensuring proper rise, bake and colouration

Wrapping and labelling of all products to ensure neatness, product safety and accurate dating

Preparing mis en place for the Overnight Bread and Pastry team

Sorting of all products for morning deliveries

Labelling and storing goods raw goods and doughs correctly, ensuring proper date rotation

Assistance with ingredient, packaging and label inventories

Other duties as required including but not limited to;

Assisting with other pastry duties including applying finishes to danish, pulling product for proofing

Handling machinery including but not limited to ovens, proofing equipment, dough rounders and dough dividers

Following all food handling protocols as set by the kitchen and the board of health.

Cleaning and sanitizing all work surfaces

Cleaning and maintaining all shared equipment

Able to work regular overnight shifts

Works well in a team setting (agreeable, courteous and positive).

Reliable (always shows up on time)

Organized and able to work quickly

Pay close attention to detail and are able to work neatly

Can work independently, but not afraid to ask for help.

One year of commercial kitchen experience

Interest/knowledge in organics/farming/local food an asset

You LOVE food and have a PASSION for Pastry

Reporting to Team Leads and Director, Kitchen Operations

Full time (37.5 hours per week), including weekends (one weekend day is a must). Shifts start in the evening and run until morning, for example 9pm to 5am, 10pm to 6am, etc.

Hourly Wage: $17 per hour plus $2 premium pay during COVID-19 Pandemic for eligible employees.

Primary office: 53 Samor Road

Food discounts across Fresh City, The Healthy Butcher & Mabel’s Bakery

Medical, Dental and Necessary clothing allowance after

We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Fresh City is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all applicants regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, and Indigenous status. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.