Orange & Blossom Positions

Position: Baking Assistant

 

Orange & Blossom is growing and we are looking for an experienced, passionate, part-time baking assistant to join our team. Bonus points for candidates also interested and able to work at our market booth on Saturdays at PSU Farmers Market and possibly our Wednesday Kenton booth come Summer. Current baking shifts are Thursdays & Fridays with Wednesday shifts coming available very soon. We are growing rapidly so this could grow into a full-time baking position very soon or be half baking half market shifts. 

 

The ideal candidate for this role should be enthusiastic, driven, efficient, and very well disciplined in the kitchen. We are a fully plant-based vegan company, but classically trained in French pastry and looking for a baker with experience in a high-end restaurant, bakery, or patisserie setting with knowledge or interest in using seasonal ingredients. We are extremely committed to using the highest quality ingredients and sourcing all produce and grains locally. An interest in seasonality, organic farming, sustainability, and vegan baking would be great! 

 

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Culinary School diploma + one year professional baking experience OR two years professional baking experience in a similar caliber restaurant or bakery. 

  • High attention to detail 

  • Basic math skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to initiate problem solving

  • Ability to understand and implement standard and safe operating procedures in the kitchen

  • Ability to learn quickly and work with a sense of urgency 

Job Requirements:

  • Scaling and production of doughs, breads, cakes, cookies, custards, and garnishes for our market menu. Everything we sell is made from scratch each week and baked off fresh daily. 

  • Organizing mise en place for the week. 

  • Consolidate, rotate, organize, and clean kitchen and equipment. 

  • Prepare and package custom orders occasionally. 

  • Maintain a well-organized, stocked, efficient, clean and safe working environment.

  • Effectively communicate with the chef/owner. This position will be working in tandem with the chef on a daily basis so communication is extremely important. 

  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

  • Establish priorities based on the needs of the day.

  • Flexibility- We are a very small new company so a willingness and respect for things changing and evolving will be key to success in this role.  

  • Passion- we love what we do and want to share our kitchen and time with others who feel the same way. 

 

Please email your resume to marisa@orangeblossomco.com with a brief (few sentence) bio in the body of the  email about why you feel you would be a good fit for this role with Orange & Blossom. We are not currently hiring for baker positions but will be in the future. 

Position: Farmers Market Lead 

Orange & Blossom is growing and we are looking for that special someone to be our Farmers Market Lead at the PSU Farmers Market this season! We are looking for someone enthusiastic, friendly, efficient, and committed to their Saturday shift with us. This position is every Saturday through the Summer from 7am-3pm (roughly) and does require a clean driving record and valid Driver's License. 

 

Our Farmers Market Lead will be responsible for meeting us at our commercial kitchen at 7am, driving our company van to the PSU farmers market, the set up/breakdown of all market gear (not food), and working the booth through the end of the market. You’ll be in charge of greeting guests, handling cash/credit cards, assisting customers with their orders, and filling boxes. We are a two person market team so you’ll either be checking customers out or filling their boxes with their pastry order. At the end of the market, you’ll be responsible for breaking down our booth/tent and driving our van back to our kitchen in SE Portland. 


 

Idea Candidate:

  • Punctual, organized, and an early riser. 

  • Basic math skills 

  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail

  • Friendly, warm demeanor, enjoys engaging with customers

  • Experience in a customer facing role 

  • Interest and/or knowledge of desserts, baking, pastry arts is a plus!

  • Interest and or knowledge in organic farming, vegan food, and sustainability even better! 

  • Has experience working a farmers market GREAT!!!

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to stand on your feet outside for up to 8 hours. 

  • Clean driving record/valid driver's license 

  • Food handlers permit (must have one within 30 days of hire)

  • Saturday availability 

 

We offer competitive hourly pay + tips, and weekly trade credit with other vendors!

 

Who are we?

Orange & Blossom is a modern, farm-focused, patisserie based here in Portland, Oregon. Our desserts and pastries are rooted in the seasons, made with organic local produce and ingredients. Driven by our commitment to nourishing our bodies, community, and planet, we use only whole, plant-based foods. We use all farm-direct local produce and local organic grains in our baked goods. Our ever-changing menu is inspired by our travels, local farmers bounty, years of working in restaurants, and our West Coast roots. 

 

 

 Does this sound exciting? We want to hear from you! If interested, please email your resume to marisa@orangeblossomco.com with a brief (few sentence) bio about why you feel you would be a good fit for this role with Orange & Blossom. We are not currently hiring for market help but will be in the future.