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Baker - Bayfield Café

About Wonderstate Coffee

For us, coffee is a source of wonder. Since 2005, Wonderstate has roasted earnest and extraordinary coffees that honor relationships and champion our collective future. Our coffees, and our values-lead approach, have caught on. As the 2010 Roast Magazine Roaster of the Year and five-time Good-Food award winner, our mission continues to expand with three cafes and strong customer relationships in grocery stores, coffee shops, and offices around the Upper-Midwest and all over the country.  Yet like the Driftless region we call home, we know you don’t have to be big to make an impact. From our industry-leading minimum price guarantee to farmers, to our 100% solar powered roastery, 5% Giving program, and embracing a healthy work-life balance for all staff, we’re working to do our part. 

We're seeking collaborative, curious, and kind people to join us and to build our collective future, together.

Position Overview

The Baker plays a central role in the success of the café’s kitchen team, holding the responsibility for the quality production of food at the café. Bakers at Wonderstate demonstrate our value of “Excellence. Always.” by preparing high quality food and maintaining an impeccably clean workspace. The Baker works closely with the Kitchen Lead  and Café Manager to achieve the café’s goals.


  • Telehealth, Dental & Vision (working over 20 hours/week)
  • Supplemental Insurance (working over 20 hours/week)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Wellness & Commuter Reimbursements
  • Free coffee to each employee
  • Shift meals & drinks
  • Wonderstate discount on food, beverages & merchandise

Core Responsibilities

  • Produce stellar baked goods, in high volume, for both the food menu and the bakery case, working independently.
  • Prioritize and execute baking independently, upholding the stated expectations for the café, including quantities, recipes and storage
  • Honor relationships within the team, gives and receives feedback respectfully, expresses gratitude to others, and actively contributes to a positive team environment
  • Communicate with the Front of House about products and storage
  • Manage bread quantities in cold storage 
  • Practice extreme cleanliness and maintain a sanitary work environment. Wash and dry all dishes related to the baking program. All furniture, fixtures and equipment in the kitchen must be cleaned daily and more frequently if needed  
  • Track items that need to be ordered and communicate needs in a timely manner
  • Ensure quality control and report any issues to the Kitchen Lead or Café Manager
  • Provide excellent customer service when necessary
  • Uphold kitchen processes 
  • Follow Food Safe Serve and state sanitation guidelines
  • Set up and break down the kitchen
  • Exemplify the core values of Wonderstate Coffee

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

Requirements and Desired Skills

  • Communicates respectfully, clearly and promptly with team members and customers
  • Ability to remain calm and personable in a fast-paced environment
  • Consistently arrives to work on time, dressed appropriately for kitchen work
  • Ability to bring joy to customers and team members, and engage with our community
  • Strong organization and time management skills with a dedication to excellence 
  • Ability to read and follow recipes
  • Impeccable follow through
  • Exemplary kitchen skills and desire to produce high quality food that customers love
  • Desire to continually be challenged and grow as a professional
  • Passion for ethically sourced, organic, high quality coffee and food, and supporting farmer cooperatives
  • Prior production or baking experience preferred, but not required

Work Environment

  • Schedule varies each week
  • Weekend hours are required
  • Participation in quarterly deep clean process at least once a year
  • Participation in special events or catering on occasion
  • Participation in monthly staff meetings required
  • Physical demands include bending, lifting 50 lbs repeatedly, and standing for long hours  

    Hours, Wage & Location

    • Onsite, Bayfield, WI
    • Full-time/Part-time, weekends required
    • Tipped position - starting wage is $12.00 per hour, based on experience. Estimated tips are on average between $6-7 on an hourly basis.

    Other duties

    Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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    Wonderstate is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.