Welcome to Chequessett Chocolate

Here at Chequessett Chocolate we take great pride in our mission, our products, and our community. Chequessett Chocolate provides a stimulating work environment, opportunities for personal growth, and job satisfaction. We value high performance from individual employees and the important role they play in our company. We expect our team members to take pride in their work and respond to our customers with the highest integrity and customer service.


Qualified candidates should send resumes to farmmaidfoods@gmail.com or feel free to introduce yourself and drop off your resume in person at the factory.


Chocolatier/Pastry Chef Position

Position Summary:

The Chocolatier/Pastry Chef responsibilities include preparing quality pastry items such as baked goods (including gluten-free and vegan options), desserts, confections, chocolates, and specialty items. This position is a great opportunity for someone that wants to take a deep dive into the world of craft/artisanal chocolate production and sales. Some commercial kitchen/food service experience is required, but chocolate experience is not necessary. The most important trait in an applicant is a positive attitude and the willingness to learn! You also must be punctual, detail-oriented, and have the ability to work with a sense of urgency and organization.

Duties & Responsibilities:

- Prepare all menu items following recipes and yield guides. Minimize waste and maintain controls to attain forecast food cost.

- Use specialized equipment to temper chocolate and produce bars. - Maintain proper stock levels of all desserts on our menu.

- Pour and cut ganache in a variety of different flavors.

- Enrobe and mold chocolates.

- Use cocoa butter transfer sheets and colored cocoa butter.

- Prepare caramels, truffles, bark, brittle and other items using specialized equipment.

- Responsible for end of shift cleaning duties.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and be able to work in a standing position for up to 8 hours.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

High School diploma or equivalent vocational training certificate; certification of culinary training or apprenticeship preferred but not required.

Qualifications:

Preference for minimum one year experience in chocolate or pastry. Kitchen experience, tempering skills, strong communication skills, preferred but not required. Passion for chocolate an obvious plus.

If you are interested in applying, please send us a cover letter with a little bit of information about yourself and why you think you would be a good fit for this position. Include a resume and/or any pertinent work experience that you think would be helpful to us.


Barista/Front Of House Job Description

Espresso Machine: LaMarzocco GB5 2 Group

Position Summary:

- Provide exceptional service by delivering a great experience to our customers in terms of service, atmosphere, and quality. This includes friendly and informative interactions and a strong sense of attentiveness to provide a memorable cafe and retail experience.

Duties & Responsibilities:

- Provide a friendly atmosphere by greeting each customer as they walk in the door.

- Customer service must be upbeat, authentic and attentive. The shop is a destination for chocolate loving tourists and locals and we expect impeccable service to be given.

- Prepare coffee and tea with acute attention to our standards of quality.

- Maintain product knowledge regarding all coffee, tea and food items and stay up to date on menu changes and accurately communicate product information to customers. Respond to questions, orders and allergy concerns.

- Properly handle and maintain all coffee brewing equipment.

- Operate POS system accurately and efficiently for customer transactions, process credit card transactions and make change.

- Work at an efficient pace to get tasks done: ring up customers, prepare their drinks and/or box up their items efficiently and with care. We expect that our front of house person always looks for tasks that improve the cafe environment and the customer experience. These may include: cleaning, re-stocking, wrapping chocolate, or other ongoing packaging tasks.

- Educate customers as they ask questions to ensure that they understand the concept of bean-to-bar chocolate and what distinguishes us from other chocolate companies. You will become familiar with the process of chocolate making at Chequessett Chocolate, from the work we do sourcing cacao to making a finished bar of chocolate.

- Maintain high standards of cleanliness throughout the café by ensuring that tables, floors, windows, shelves and doors are clean and meet company expectations.

- Any additional duties assigned to you by the MOD or other supervisor.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred.

Qualifications:

- Love espresso and coffee in general so that you know what you are serving tastes delicious. If you have third wave experience or extensive food experience, starting pay is higher.

- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a positive attitude. We are seeking someone with an attention to detail, patience, flexibility, ability to work on your feet all day, friendly personality, warm smile and a sense of humor! 

- Great at multi-tasking and prioritization. Ability to make basic guest service and business decisions. Ability to continue to learn and grow by setting personal goals. Flexible and able to work in other work areas as needed. 

- Applicant should be passionate about food. Craft chocolate and coffee knowledge helpful!