Baker in Knoxville, TN at The Fresh Market

Date Posted: 5/20/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    4475 Kingston Pike
    Knoxville, TN
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    Not Specified
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Job Description


As a key member of the Bakery department, the Baker is responsible for the production tools, par baking schedule, and preparing all specialty breads, pastries, and pies. The Baker also assists our guests in choosing high quality pastries, breads, pies, and other various specialty items, including cookies and cakes. Bakers work in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment.

Position Description
  • Guest Service is a priority! Provide excellent guest service by:
    • Addressing and greeting guests; answering questions in a friendly manner, proactively offering assistance and providing accurate and timely information, making product/service recommendations and accommodating special requests.
    • Having knowledge of products used throughout the store and work across departments to provide and assist guests in finding complete meal solutions.
    • Stocking and maintaining a variety of the products throughout the day
    • Maintaining knowledge of weekly ad items; give guests direction of product location throughout the store.
    • Sample bakery product as requested and to promote bakery items.
  • As a team member of the Bakery department
    • Manage baking and handling a variety of the department’s specialty breads and pastries throughout the day.
    • Managing the inventory and ordering; enforcing and following department practices regarding the receiving, stocking and unloading of product to ensure freshness and quality.
    • Follow approved procedures for packing, rotating, and slicing and provide supervision and provide on-the-job training to Bakery Clerks, as needed.
  • Minimize Risk:
    • Properly handle, prepare, transport and store products while tracking date and rotation of product.  
    • Ensure that TFM quality and safety standards are followed, including inspecting and storing products to ensure quality, overseeing cleaning tasks, setting timelines and following up on the store cleaning schedule, ensuring that team members are following proper cleaning and sanitation, operating equipment in a safe manner and completing all necessary reports.
    • Operating equipment in a safe and focused manner; includes taking apart, washing, rinsing, and sanitizing all equipment, prep-tables, pans, and utensils, and washing floors, walls, coolers, and storage racks.
    • Adhere to all local, state, and federal health and civil code regulations.

At a minimum, you will need:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 3 years of retail or hospitality experience or 5 years of retail or hospitality experience
  • Experience providing direction or supervision to teams (with or without direct report responsibility).
  • Experience working cross-functionally.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

It’s a bonus if you bring:

  • Par baking experience
  • Some college or college degree
  • Grocery experience
  • A LOVE of food


  • Work involves continuous interaction with guests and coworkers in a fast-paced environment
  • Typical motions include repetitive hand and arm movements, repetitive grasping, lifting, bending and reaching
  • Responsible for moving or lifting an average of 5-20 pounds with a maximum weight lifted of 50 pounds occasionally
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures (coolers, freezer, outdoors, etc.)
  • The safe and proper handling of knives, box cutters, and equipment
  • Will be required to spend the majority of time on his/her feet and stand or walk without a break for up to 4 hours

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and related medical conditions, national origin, genetic information, uniformed service, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

The statements in this job description are provided to describe the general nature and level of work expected in this role. While these statements include the essential functions of the job, they are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. As we work as a team, there may be times team members are needed to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities based on business needs.


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