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Kitchen Assistant - Chocolate Focused

companyHijita
locationAustin, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Company: Hijita.com (Austin-based Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company)

Location: Austin, TX

About Us: Hijita.com is a passionate bean-to-bar chocolate company located in the heart of Austin, Texas. We are dedicated to showcasing the rich flavors and cultural heritage of Mexican cacao through our delicious chocolate bars, drinking chocolate, and other confections. With a commitment to quality and authenticity, we strive to create exceptional chocolate experiences for our customers.

Position Overview: We are currently seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Kitchen Assistant to join our team. This role is ideal for individuals who are passionate about chocolate, eager to learn, and thrive in a fast-paced kitchen environment. As a Kitchen Assistant at Hijita.com, you will play a crucial role in supporting our production team and ensuring the smooth operation of our kitchen.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the production of chocolate bars, drinking chocolate, and other confections according to established recipes and procedures.
  • Prepare ingredients, including measuring, chopping, and tempering chocolate, as directed by the Head Chocolatier.
  • Operate and maintain kitchen equipment and machinery in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Assist in inventory management, including receiving, stocking, and organizing ingredients and supplies.
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation standards in the kitchen, including washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, and disposing of waste.
  • Collaborate with team members to fulfill orders and meet production deadlines.
  • Support special projects and initiatives as assigned by the management team.

At Hijita.com, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: [Insert Deadline]

Come be a part of our chocolate-making journey at Hijita.com!

Requirements

  • Previous experience in a kitchen environment preferred, but not required.
  • Passion for chocolate and a desire to learn about the bean-to-bar chocolate-making process.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow recipes and instructions accurately.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and stand for extended periods.
  • Food handler's certification (or willingness to obtain upon hiring).

Benefits

  • $20-24/hour
  • Opportunity to learn and grow in the field of artisanal chocolate-making.
  • Hands-on experience in a dynamic and creative kitchen environment.
  • Competitive compensation based on experience.
  • Employee discounts on Hijita.com products.
  • Potential for advancement within the company.
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