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Baker - The Commons

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Food Services

Job ID: 265789

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Responsible for creating, preparing and improving recipes for baked goods such as pastries, breads, and plated desserts. Assists in overseeing and/or instructing Assistant Baker in baking and cleaning equipment and facilities. Ensures quality controls and recipe standardization are in compliance with approved standards. Monitors and enforces food sanitization and safety standards.



1. Ensures proper training, knowledge and compliance with recipes and standards

2. Preps and properly prepares ingredients for use following proper food handling and safety guidelines

3. Arranges presentations of desserts, platters and pastry products

4. Maintains levels of daily production assignments

5. Ensures food quality through tasting

6. Maintains and operates equipment according to approved safety standards

7. Reports issues with production, equipment, personnel or products to management

8. Maintains daily sanitation standards and logs per established guidelines

9. Determines amount and types of items and supplies required for food preparation

10. Completes food temperature checks before service and as needed per established guidelines

11. Accepts ownership and responsibility for success of pastry shop and team

12. Stores food properly and safely, following established guidelines marking the date and item, etc.

13. At the direction of leadership, acts as a lead in the absence of the lead role

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent

Other Required Qualifications
ServSafe certified or obtains certification within twelve (12) months of hire

Required Experience
One (1) year of experience working in food handling at a retail, food service, bakery, or grocery establishment

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Culinary degree or certificate from a culinary arts program

Preferred Experience
Experience baking in an institutional operation and catering operation

Proposed Salary

The salary range for this position is $15.00 to $16.50 based on relevant experience. Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Visit

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to maintain a positive attitude and willingness to improve skills and presentations 

Able to maintain records of output, quantities of ingredients used, and supplies on hand 

Able to ensure open communication to foster training, knowledge, and teamwork 

Able to implement procedures, methods, and activities developed by others 

Able to deal with multiple tasks or projects at one time

Knowledge of the types and grades of ingredients used in general pastry and bread making
Knowledge of equipment and methods used in baking
Knowledge of food safety and sanitation standards used for large-scale operations
Knowledge of basic math and food services terminology
Knowledge of sanitation regulations and food handling procedures

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, technology, organization, communication (verbal and written), and time management skills
Basic knowledge of computer applications and programs associated with position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone etiquette

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