Dandelion Chocolate is growing! We’re always scouting for hard-working, motivated chocolate enthusiasts:
For this position, located in our warehouse kitchen, the day starts early and ends with preparation of batters and doughs for the next day’s bake. We are looking for a pastry assistant who is excited about contributing to our beverage and pastry production and who takes delight working with a well-run, drama-free, buttoned-up team. You are a master of consistency and refinement — thorough, attentive, and precise with your work. Our kitchen is small, and its success depends on how well we communicate with each other, take care of our own stations and messes, and keep our eyes on time-sensitive things like sugar on the burner. From preparing cookie and bun dough for the upcoming day to refilling our inventory of chocolate drinks for the café, you willingly jump to the task with an eye for detail. We are looking for someone who is a good communicator, punctual, kind, fastidious, and eager to learn. (read more)
A day might start with a daily call to coordinate with the fulfillment team to stay on top of what is currently available. Most of your day is following up on leads to see if Dandelion Chocolate is a good fit and help them understand who we are. You have a quick call with someone organizing an upcoming trade show you’ll attend. You work with the Creative department to make new product suggestions based on what you are seeing in the market. At the end of the week, you track your activities against weekly targets and quarterly goals. You are also sure to keep a close eye on the customer experience, making sure it runs smoothly and making note of any hiccups that could be improved. (read more)
You should love chocolate as much as we do, but you don’t have to know everything. We’ll prepare you. After adequate shadowing and hands-on training, you will join our production team at our cafe and factory in their daily routine—roasting, cracking, sorting and winnowing cocoa beans, then tempering and molding chocolate bars by hand. Your new team consists of very passionate chocolate makers that care deeply about the process and take pride in the end product. Through their coaching and daily chocolate taste testing you learn to recognize when a cocoa bean is over-roasted, when a tempering round goes sideways, and if a batch of chocolate is ready to be pulled according to the texture and taste. At the end of the day everyone meets to review what goals were met, what hiccups happened along the way, and what steps can be improved on as we continuously seek to improve and perfect the chocolate making process. (read more)
Our pastries are inspired by the distinct flavor profiles of the cocoa beans we source, which means our recipes are continually evolving within a unique creative constraint. You will learn each of our recipes in detail and support the café’s changing needs by making new batches of drinks and pastries. Our executive pastry chef, Lisa Vega (formerly of Gary Danko), helms the kitchen and leads recipe development. Every day in the kitchen starts early and ends with preparation of batters and doughs for the next day’s bake. We are looking for a pastry assistant who is excited about contributing to our beverage and pastry production and who takes delight working with a well-run, drama-free, buttoned-up team. We especially welcome professionals who have the intention to commit to the role for at least a year. (read more)
We’re seeking a Director of Finance who will make sure we never risk losing the trust of the farmers, customers, or the public through seamless operations, strategic planning, cash management, budgeting, and financial analysis. Your goal isn’t to drive profits and mine every penny. Your goal is to help us build a sustainable business where each team understands how their day-to-day decisions impact long-term financial targets and to develop a sustainable business plan where we produce some of the best chocolate and chocolate experiences in the world. Reporting to the CEO, you’ll work closely with the exec team to make strategic recommendations with the intent to roll up your sleeves and drive change forward as necessary. (read more)
You should love chocolate as much as we do, but you don’t have to know everything. We’ll prepare you. After adequate shadowing and hands-on training, you will join our production team in their daily routine—sorting, roasting, and winnowing cocoa beans, refining, and conching nibs into chocolate, then tempering and molding chocolate bars by hand. 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 warehouse location where we are working to scale up our processes and production, while striving to make some of the world’s best chocolate. (read more)
Each day will be a little different, depending on the needs of the team throughout the season. Some mornings, you’ll come in to check in with the Product Makers for a morning meeting, sit down to tape and fold small gift boxes on your own, then in the afternoon you and the team will work as a group to fill, wrap, and tie ribbons on the boxes. Other days, your mornings will be filled with helping the production team to hand foil our chocolate bars, ensuring the highest quality of product goes out to the next stage of packaging, and then spending the afternoon doing a series of odd jobs throughout the factory – preparing boxes for wrapped bars, punching out gift cards, measuring and cutting ribbon. You’ll be a huge help to our team throughout the exciting holiday season, and thanks to you, everyone will think this has been the lowest stress one yet! (read more)
If any of the above roles sound like a potential fit, we’d love learning more about you and what you’re looking for in your long-term career. Please include 2-3 sentences about your long-term career plans and how this particular opportunity at Dandelion Chocolate might help prepare you for that long term vision. We do our best to respond to each candidate, typically within 7-14 days. To apply for a role in the future, please reach out at email@example.com.
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. Hourly and salaried team members accrue paid vacation and sick time. Our team members also enjoy commuter benefits, local gym discounts, and lots of chocolate tasting opportunities.
Our culture is fun, hard-working, and we love to learn. While no two days are the same, we’re always experimenting whether that’s testing different roasting profiles, tasting a new nibby scone recipe, improving our customer experience, or trying out a new prototype chocolate making machine. We look for folks who give 110%, roll with each day’s unexpected surprises, and bring out the best in others.
If you have any questions regarding current or future openings please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do our best to respond to each candidate, typically within 7-14 days.