Chocolatier

Company Overview

Feve Chocolates

Feve Chocolates Website
Fève (French for “bean”) is a four-time Good Food Award®-winning artisan chocolate company that has been a leader in confection flavor and technique in San Francisco for over 14 years. We produce the highest-quality, hand-made truffles, caramels and chocolate covered confections in small batches, using fair-trade chocolate and pure ingredients. We also leverage cutting-edge technology and automation to produce modern and traditional confections. We focus on creating incredible textures, bold flavors, and exciting custom appearances for our customers which include some of the top hotels, specialty stores, wineries, restaurants, and national grocery chains in the nation. We’re in an exciting time of growth in our company, and we are seeking long-term, committed and enthusiastic team members for growth and long term sustainability. And we love to have fun!

Job Categories

  • Apprenticeship
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  • Flexible Schedule
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  • Hours: Full-time
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  • Hours: Part-time
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  • Industry: Food and Beverage
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  • Mon- Fri from 10-6PM
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Job Duties

At Feve, our Chocolatiers produce our many truffles, caramels, panned items and confections. They are responsible for organizing and planning their production flow and daily manufacturing processes. While we expect our Chocolatiers to have at least some culinary experience, it can come from pastry making or baking too. Most importantly, you will be trained in every aspect of our production at Feve. Our Chocolatiers preside over quality control, cleanliness and sanitation of the production facility, and organization of production against real-time order demands to meet our customer’s needs on time with the highest-quality product. You must be a good communicator, and especially disciplined and focused. Organizational skills are a must. The Chocolatier will report to our Production Manager, who reports into the President & CEO of Feve. At Feve, our employees are very valuable and we strive to create a working environment that is both focused and disciplined, as well as enjoyable. This is a full-time position with a normal work day from 9 to 5pm. However, during our busy holiday and seasonal periods, you may be required to come in earlier or work occasional weekends to keep up with demand. However, most of the time you will have your evenings and weekends free. We are seeking enthusiastic candidates wanting to learn the craft of artisan chocolate-making who will commit to a minimum two year engagement with Feve. Above and beyond motivation and positive attitude are important, and get noticed and rewarded at Feve!

Responsibilities:

• Produce the complete range of Feve products, including production of fillings, ganaches, chocolate shells, bars, toffees, panned dragee products, and both enrobed and molded confections while ensuring that all products are made according to Feve best-in-class standards in a timely focused manner.
• Assist with execution of time-sensitive production against deadlines, possessing the flexibility required to change and adapt production as customer needs change. Must be experienced managing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
• Working with the company’s other Chocolatiers, help coordinate production flow with packing requirements, shelf life management, and near-term order fulfilment and shipping deadlines
• Check in and inspect raw materials and ingredients from vendors, including recording ingredient traceability and expiration dates.
• Use our Point-of-Sale system to manage retail sales in our factory storefront.
• Independent problem solving skills are very important, must think like an owner.
• Use your knowledge of HACCP and food safety management to execute Good Manufacturing Practices and maintain a clean, well-organized work environment.
• Help out wherever needed and pitch in with other members of the Feve team. Be able to focus like a laser on projects or tasks. Be able to proactively see the business’ needs and fill them without being asked.
• Understand basic math and computer operating techniques. Provide positive input and ideas to new products and recipes
• Help sustain our unique collaborative culture, and maintain a positive work environment that is focused, progressive and enjoyable.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:
• Focus, positive attitude and desire to learn very high-end artisanal chocolate-making and support what is required to help the company grow; Ideally, have some knowledge of working with chocolate including its chemistry and tempering techniques
• Preferably 2 or more years of culinary production experience in either chocolate/candy confection-making, baking, or pastry
• Attention to detail, organizational skills, and an above-average ability to multitask with a sense of urgency; ability to do basic math including scaling recipes as appropriate for changing yields
• Clear and frequent communicator, ability to work with people of various personalities
• Ability to perform repetitive tasks, stand for 8 hours, move quickly and lift heavy objects up to and including 40 pounds.
• Must be fluent in English and able to work in the U.S. legally

Skills/Experience Preferred

Helpful Knowledge and Skills:
• ServSafe food certification

Compensation

$17.50/hour

Benefits

Retirement plan, paid holidays, employee discount

Hours

M-F 9-5pm; No evenings or weekends!

Resume Required

Yes

Cover letter Required

No

Other Application Requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, women, gender non-conforming people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, veterans, and adults of all ages are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.
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