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FiNCA is growing – new location, new departments! We are building a baking program at our much anticipated Old Fourth Ward location.

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Job Title: Head Baker
Job Type: Full-time
Location: FiNCA O4W


We are seeking an experienced and passionate Head Baker to oversee our bakery operations and lead our team of bakers. The Head Baker will be responsible for creating and executing high-quality baked goods, managing inventory and supplies with resources available, training and supervising staff, and maintaining a clean and organized work environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in artisanal bread and pastry making, excellent leadership skills, and the ability to manage a high-volume bakery operation.


  • Create and execute high-quality bread, pastry, and dessert recipes using quality and up to date methods
  • Oversee bakery operations, including inventory management, ordering, and scheduling
  • Train and supervise baking staff, ensuring that they meet production and quality standards
  • Ensure that all baked goods meet established quality standards and are produced on time for daily service
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment, including adherence to health and safety regulations and standards
  • Develop new recipes and products that are aligned with current food trends and customer preferences
  • Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement new menu items and promotions
  • Manage bakery budget and expenses, including labor, food costs, and supplies
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • 3+ years of experience in professional baking, with a strong background in artisanal bread and pastry making. Experience in a high-volume bakery operation preferred.
  • Plan, schedule and supervise bakery production, shipping and cleaning activities to highest safety and sanitation standards. 
  • Supervise, evaluate, train and schedule work of bakery sales goals are met and bakes are delivered on time 
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to train and supervise staff effectively
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet production deadlines
  • Ability to work early morning shifts and weekends as needed
  • Knowledge of baking equipment and techniques, including mixing, proofing, and baking
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations and standards related to food production
  • Creativity and innovation in developing new recipes and products
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work well as part of a team
  • Reliable transportation required
  • Maintain equipment log and coordinate regular maintenance

General expectations: 

  • Arrive on time per scheduled shifts
  • Be able to work in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs 
  • Must be able to stand for 8 hours
  • Must be ServeSafe certified
  • Must maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness
  • Must foster interdepartmental communication / collaboration
  • and achieve program goals