Apprentice Chocolate Maker – 16th Street

Company Overview

Dandelion Chocolate

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Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in San Francisco’s Mission District. We make chocolate from only two ingredients, cocoa beans and cane sugar, and travel to origins as often as we can to build good, trusting relationships with the producers who grow and ferment our beans. We are currently seeking a dishwasher and busser for our café and factory on 16th Street. At Dandelion, our dishwasher is as important to our daily success as our chocolate makers and baristas.

Job Categories

  • Hours: Full-time
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  • Industry: Food and Beverage
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  • Position is Entry-level
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Job Duties


Production: Learning and performing all steps of chocolate production: sorting beans, roasting, winnowing, starting batches, refining and conching, tempering, and foiling bars.
R&D and Quality: Tasting and evaluating chocolate bars for flavor and quality.
Maintenance: Cleaning and maintaining our production facility, including machines.
Team: Work with the team to hit our daily production goals.
Other tasks as necessary

Job Requirements

You should love chocolate as much as we do, but you don’t have to know everything -- we’ll teach you everything we know. After adequate shadowing and hands-on training, you will join our production team in their daily routine—roasting, cracking, sorting and winnowing cocoa beans, then tempering and molding chocolate bars. This is a physical job, but it’s a labor of love. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team working at our new factory on 16th Street where we are scaling up our processes and production, while striving to make some of the world’s best chocolate.

You must be comfortable working with machinery and willing to go with the flow as processes change and develop and to work independently as well as with our team of chocolate makers. We prefer that candidates have worked in the food and beverage/culinary industry, as it helps with the pace and demands of this position. We’re looking for someone who is eager to learn, has a positive outlook, and likes to get their hands dirty.

Skills/Experience Preferred


$17/hour with an increase after training


Dandelion Chocolate constantly invests in its people and culture. We offer excellent perks including subsidized medical, vision, and dental benefits as well as the option to enroll in our 401k program plus paid vacation and sick team to our employees. Our team members enjoy commuter benefits, local gym discounts, and lots of chocolate and pastry tasting opportunities.


Available from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday

Resume Required


Cover letter Required


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