Immediate Need for a Cook and Commercial Cleaner

Heidelberg Bakery’s Café in Herkimer has an immediate need for a cook.

Cafe Cook, full-time, Herkimer NY. IMMEDIATE NEED.

JOB SUMMARY: Prepares menu items according to defined recipes without variation and performs a number of kitchen activities including pot washing, dish washing, general cleaning duties and storing food and non-food supplies.


  • Prepares all food items to order, following standard recipes and procedures.
  • Prepares all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner.
  • Follows recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications set by HBG.
  • Uses scale to ensure proper portioning of food items.
  • Minimizes waste of products.
  • Cleans, organizes, and maintains walk-in refrigerator, reach in freezer, prep and dry storage areas.
  • Rinses and cuts raw food products.
  • Understands and complies with food safety and temperature standards.
  • Assists in an entire team effort.
  • Restocks all items as needed throughout shift.
  • Deliver orders in local area when necessary.
  • Any other duties asked by manager.

ACCOUNTABILITIES: Is responsible for the preparation of high-quality food in a timely efficient, sanitary and consistent manner. Ensures that food is presented according to HBG’s standards and suitable for consumption. Follow all Governmental Health and Safety standards. Deliver orders in a safe responsible manner.

COMPETENCIES: Employee should monitor own work to ensure quality. Completes work in a timely manner: Strives to uphold good presentation and safety of food. Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potential unsafe conditions. Employee must work in a team. Adapt to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events. Is consistently at work on time. Dependable; Follows instructions; Responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to finish job.


QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED equivalent. One (1) year cooking experience including knowledge of food and catering trends, quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation preferred; company will consider training a suitable candidate, OJT eligible candidates encouraged to apply. Knowledge of principles of sanitation and principles of safe food handling. Must be free of disease that may be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities. Obtain/have First Aid CPR certification. Must have a clean valid NYS license for deliveries. Be highly flexible and poses effective teamwork skills. Have strong work ethic.

EQUIPMENT USED: Ovens, Stove, Grills, Slicer, Steamer, Dishwasher, knives, all equipment in kitchen.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Mental and Visual Requirements: Ability to keep accurate counts, ability to differentiate between quality and subpar product. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms; and perform repetitive motions. The employee must be able to talk, hear, smell and taste. The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. This position will spend 100% of time standing and walking. Will be constantly exposed to high temperatures in the kitchen environment. Manual dexterity required to use knives and kitchen appliances. Some overtime may be required.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a kitchen setting, where there is the possibility of exposure to extreme heat, noise, atmosphere conditions, and exposed to mechanical moving parts. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Wage: $12-13 per hour to start, negotiable. Benefits: Health insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation. Schedule discussed at interview, 35-40 hours per week. Candidate to apply in-person between 9 am-noon:  ATTN: Genevieve Brenier, Heidelberg Group, 3056 State Route 28, Herkimer NY 13350

They also need a Commercial Cleaner at their Production Facility in Frankfort, NY


Commercial Cleaner, full-time openings Frankfort, NY. Clean, mop, disinfect, sweep and vacuum, to food grade specifications throughout production area on a routine and daily basis. Physically able to lift 75 pounds, bend, reach, and stand throughout the shift. High school diploma/GED, valid driver’s license, reference/security check, physical exam, drug test, and at least two years’ experience with commercial cleaning equipment required. Schedule and benefits discussed at interview. Wage: $12 per hour to start, negotiable. Candidate should report to Heidelberg Bread’s Herkimer location at 3056 State Route 28(Middleville Road), Herkimer to complete a company application.