Position Description

Baker 1
Location Torrance, CA
Requisition ID 1379
# of Openings 2
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Joining King’s Hawaiian makes you part of our `ohana (family). We are a family-owned business for over seventy years, respecting our roots while thinking about our future as we continue to grow and care for our customers and the communities we serve. Our `ohana members build an environment of inclusivity as they freely collaborate, pursue learning through curiosity, and explore innovation as critical thinkers. Beyond that, we are also passionate about supporting the long-term health and well-being of our employees and their families. If you’re excited to rise with our team, come and join our `ohana!

Do you love to bake? If so, this is the perfect position for you!

Under the direction of the Production Manager and Head baker, you will be responsible for the production of multiple bakery products daily. Every single day the Baker 1 will prepare basic bakery recipes in the operation according to culinary, production and quality standards. Weigh, sift, measure and mix baking ingredients; prepare and bake breads, rolls, cookies, pies, cakes, brownies and other baked good items. Accurately and appropriately utilize the various bakery equipment and if needed, assist with training and monitoring others in its safe usage. Adhere to all food handling and sanitation guidelines. Follow established timelines for food production as required by delivery times and production schedule. Work is assigned every day by shift supervisor. Verbal feedback is provided daily. Formal written evaluation is provided on an annual basis or more frequently as needed. Training Manuals, reference posters, recipes, and classes (sanitation, safety, culinary, customer service and human relations skills) are provided on a routine basis as determined by the department.

Job Requirements:

  • Provide baker’s assistant services as well as work independently
  • Deposit batter to pans, deliver to oven, help de-pan, set up orders and inventory. Roll and cut cookies, bag cookies, slice and bag loaves and rolls.
  • Pastry make up, coffee cake make up, chocolate crumb. Keep pars and cabinets organized and sanitary.
  • Mix and deposit all high ratio, cheesecakes, fillings, pound cakes, crumb, graham crust ect.
  • Assist leads in cooking and preparations of bread, cakes, pastries and other items.
  • Maintain the premises of baking area in a neat and hygienic manner.
  • Assist bakers in lifting heavy sacks of flour and other baking items. Assist bakers in operating baking machineries and implements.
  • Strictly adhere to food safety laws and standards while preparing bakery products.
  • Follows recipes and/or product directions to prepare items from scratch such as breads, rolls, muffins, biscuits, etc.
  • Regulates the drafts and temperatures of the ovens and places/removes product from them
  • Follow all Company Safety policies and procedures.

Manage both the baked and unbaked inventories. Unbaked items are ingredients, such as eggs, flour or pastry cream. You’ll keep track of their expiration dates and cycle items so that they’re used appropriately. When ingredients run low, you’ll advise the Production Manager or put in an order request – depending on responsibilities. You’ll also be in charge of the baked items.


Baker 1 need little to no training to qualify. This position typically involves on-the-job training. In some cases, you can attend a vocational school or culinary institute for formal education, but it typically isn’t vital for application. You will, however, need a food handler’s permit to work in a commercial setting. These can be acquired through your local state health department either online or in-person through a short class and quiz. Having previous work experience in a bakery and the ability to work under pressure is important. You’ll also need to be able to lift heavier items and have the physical stamina to stand for the majority of your shift.

King's Hawaiian is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our ohana.

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