I worked at Kneaders Bakery & Cafe part-time (Less than a year)
- On-the-job training. You don't even need restaurant experience--just common sense and basic math/kitchen ability. I learned a lot transferable baking skills
- The menu changes and many pastries are seasonal. This helps keep the job interesting
- The work isn't often repetitive or monotonous, as there's a variety of different kinds of prep work pastries that need to be made, so you're always learning
- It's clean
- Time passes quickly
- Management was friendly, approachable, and patient
- Holidays are CRAZY. Be prepared to work 10+ hr midnight shifts. It all adds up nicely on the paycheck, though ;)
- You're going to be working over 7 hours at a time without a break. While technically allowed, it simply isn't convenient to take more than 5 minutes to eat/rest while the rest of your team works and you can't leave until the production quota for the day is made. If you can't be on your feet for that long, this job is going to be rough
I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Kneaders Bakery & Cafe (Draper, UT) in May 2017.
I walked in and was told earlier to ask for a certain person. The first person I asked happened to be him and we went straight into my interview right away. He was very kind and seemed interested in who I was. After the interview he told me that I could start training in 2 days.
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