Assistant Baker

Toronto, ON Canada

Organization: Real Food for Real Kids 

Website: www.rfrk.com 

Location: East End of Toronto, ON

Job Title: Bake Team Member

Shift: 12pm-8pm, Monday to Friday

Training- 8am-4pm Monday to Friday for 4 weeks

Compensation: $19 per hour

Real Food for Real Kids (RFRK) is a growing company on a mission to make real food the standard rather than the exception.

A multiple award-winning company recognized for excellence and innovation, we’re a leading healthy catering company for child care centres, schools and camps. RFRK proudly serves nutritious meals and snacks to thousands of children throughout the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area every day. We’ve also recently launched our Real Food Kitchen Delivery service (https://realfoodkitchen.ca/) to get our yummy food directly into households. Having recently received HACCP certification, we’re well poised for growth into new markets and planning for significant expansion over the coming years.

Our Food Production Team is looking for a fantastic person to join us as a Bake Team Member. If you like the sound of us so far, keep reading to see if you have the experience and skills needed for this rewarding role!

About the Role:

As a baker, you will prepare a variety of baked goods. You will follow existing recipes, and prepare large quantities of muffins, breads, cookies, and other baked goods. You will also be responsible for maintaining and cleaning all baking equipment. You will also be responsible for fulfilling picnic requirements including but not limited to preparing and packing sandwiches, and maintaining sandwich ingredient inventory. 

Some of the things you’ll get paid to do:

Production Duties

  • High volume food production & baking including, cookies, muffins, croissants and loaves

  • Organize, scale, and portion food items

  • Daily bakery preparations and planning

  • Organizing, prepare & produce sandwiches

  • Work as a team to complete daily quotas and tasks

Packaging Duties

  • Portion product according to orders

  • Ensure that items being portioned meet our quality standard

 Cleaning Duties

  • Help with waste removal

  • Maintain a clean working area

  • Clean-up at the end of the shift

 About You

Must-haves

  • High School Diploma or equivalent 

  • Previous baking or kitchen experience

Additional Skills

  • Understanding of food safety

  • Positive attitude, with an ability to motivate others to get things done right

  • Dedicated to continual success

  • Forward-thinking 

  • Strong attendance record

  • Works well as a team or individual

  • Ability to work on your feet for an 8-hour shift

  • Ability to lift a max. 50lbs

  • Attention to cleanliness

  • Ability to read, write and speak English 

  • Follow written and verbal instructions 

  • Knowledge of Google Suite

  • Basic math skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

Nice-to-haves

  • Experience working in a busy kitchen or production facility

  • Experience with forklifts and pump trucks

  • Food Safety Certificate

  • First Aid Training

  • Food Handler’s Certificate

  • G Driver's License

Working at RFRK comes with other perks too:

  • Competitive pay

  • Significant price discounts on our Real Food Kitchen online store

  • Employee Savings Program (RRSP/TFSA Matching)

  • Healthcare Spending Account (after 6 months of employment)

  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) services and Mental Health Support benefits

  • Participation in RFRK’s Profit Share Program

  • Two weeks vacation to start with set milestones for more

  • Paid Personal Days (after 3 months of employment)

To apply, please upload your résumé and cover letter, including salary expectations, explaining why you’d be a great fit for this role. If you meet almost all of the requirements and are not sure if you should apply, apply anyway! We may see something special in your application that sets you apart from the rest.

Real Food for Real Kids is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and inclusion in our workplace and at all levels of our organisation. We strongly encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and communities.

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

No phone calls or emails, please. We’ll contact applicants that fit the bill, and invite them in for an interview.

Thanks for your interest in Real Food for Real Kids!

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