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Baker - Viroqua Café

About Wonderstate Coffee

Since 2005, Wonderstate Coffee has worked to forge lasting, equitable partnerships with small-scale farmers. We work directly with growers and coffee cooperatives to ensure high standards for quality, sustainability and farmer compensation. Our Viroqua Café shares the same high standards and delivers inspired coffees and delicious foods featuring fresh, local and organic ingredients. Based in southwest Wisconsin’s beautiful Driftless region, Wonderstate Coffee seeks team members who share in our mission and values and are eager to join our growing, entrepreneurial-spirited, family-friendly work environment.

Position Overview
This position 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 Coffee demonstrate or value of "Excellence. Always." by preparing high quality food and maintaining an impeccably clean workspace.  The baker works closely with the Lead Baker and Chef De Cuisine to achieve the cafe's goals.  

Benefits (working over 20 hours/week)

  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Wellness & Commuter Reimbursements
  • Free coffee to each employee
  • Shift meals & drinks
  • Wonderstate discount on food, beverages & merchandise

Core Duties/Responsibilities

  • Produce stellar baked goods 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
  • Keep the kitchen organized, clean and functioning
  • Follow Food Safe Serve and state sanitation guidelines
  • Set up and break down the kitchen
  • Honor relationships within the team gives and receive feedback respectfully, expresses gratitude to others, and actively contributes to a positive team environment
  • Exemplify the core values of Wonderstate Coffee
  • Recommend areas for improvement and efficiencies
  • Other tasks as needed and assigned, sometimes beyond cooking duties

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Experience baking desired, but not required. What is required is a love for baking, a lot of self-motivation and patience.
  • Reliable, efficient and quick in the kitchen
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Passion for ethically sourced, organic, high quality coffee and food and supporting farmer cooperatives
  • Comfort with working independently and making judgment calls
  • Excellent organization, multitasking ability and efficiency
  • Good sense of humor a must

Hours, Wage & Location

  • Onsite, Viroqua, WI
  • Full-time/Part-time, weekends required
  • Tipped position - starting wage is between $11-13/HR, based on experience.  Estimated tips are on average between $5-6 on an hourly basis. 
  • $250 Sign-on bonus

      Please email cover letter and resume to viroqua@wonderstate.com with 
      position title "Baker" in the subject line.

      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.