Pastry Prep Assistant/ Dishwasher BAKERY

Balkan Bakery
541 S. La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
United States
From $12 To $12.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

Balkan Bakery in La Grange is currently hiring a dishwasher/pastry prep assistant. Sift runs 10 AM – 4 PM. We are located at 541 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525. We are a ethnic convenience store and bakery with made from scratch desserts and savory pies. 

The dishwasher/pastry prep assistant will be in charge of the dish station in the kitchen, pastry preparation, as well as the cleanliness of the bakery.

Essential Functions:
Wash pots, pans, silverware and plates, among other utensils/objects.
Know how to use a three compartment sink
Know how to properly use and distinguish different cleaning chemicals
Work at a fast and efficient pace
Take direction from the kitchen manager

Be able to assist in the preparation of various desserts with the direction of the kitchen manager
Be able to deep clean above and below all surfaces
Be able to organize efficiently
Know how to handle sharp objects
Have good time management skills
Sweep and mop well
Work well with other staff in a high volume work environment

Other Functions:
Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the bakery as directed by the bakery manager or immediate supervisor.
Be able to comply with health and food safety standards, restocking items and cleaning.

Physical Functions:
Ability to stand/walk a minimum of 8 hours or as needed.
Must be able to exert well-paced and frequent mobility for periods of up to 8 hours or as needed.
Be able to lift up to 30+ pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds on occasion
Will frequently reach, feel, bend, stoop, carry, use stairs, finely manipulate and key in data.
Work in both warm and cool environments
High levels of noise from music, customer and employee traffic.
Must be able to tolerate potential allergens: peanut products, egg, dairy and gluten. 

Qualifications, Education and Behavior
At least 18 years old.
Have a minimum of 1 year dishwashing experience
Ability to work quickly while maintaining safety standards and procedures.
Ability to properly handle a knife, confidently.
Ability to work a consistent schedule.

About Balkan Bakery:

Balkan Bakery was established in 2007 with the desire to provide quality, made from scratch confections. Inspired by the traditional classics and modern confections from the Balkans, our pastries are delicious, decadent and beautiful.

Offering a wide variety of sweet and savory pastries, there is something for everyone.

All of our in house products are made from scratch, and always kept fresh. Premium ingredients are used in our products such as lightly roasted walnuts, hazelnuts, rich chocolate and fine coconut.

Compensation details
$12 an hour, part time position. Availability needed is Tuesday-Sunday weekly.


Balkan Bakery
Marija Pejkovic
541 S. La Grange Road
La Grange IL 60525
United States
Balkan Bakery Marija Pejkovic