CAREERS AT SWEET55

We're SWEET55, an award-winning chocolatier and confectionary with a flagship store in Half Moon Bay, California and a soon-to-be second store in Palo Alto, California. 

 

We are seeking talent chocolatiers, pastry chefs, store managers and store associates for our Half Moon Bay and Palo Alto locations. 

Our team has been producing high-end Swiss chocolates, confections, and desserts since 2013. Nine years, two Good Food Awards and a sofi™ Award later, we are opening our second location at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto this May. 
 

To apply, submit your resume to info@sweet55.com or fill out the application form below. We'll get back to you within 72 business hours! 

Chocolatier 

Half Moon Bay

CA, USA

Qualifications

  • 1-2+ years’ experience in chocolate production 

  • Superior organizational skills, passion for learning, desire to grow

  • Startup mentality with superior communication skills 

  • Team-friendly attitude with ability to work independently as needed

  • Desire to mentor others and help them reach their full potential  

  • Knowledge of food safety, hygiene, and cleaning standards

  • Ability to work some holidays and weekends

  • Food handler certification required

  • Proof of vaccination required

Responsibilities & Opportunities

  • Be an essential part of a small team with a big vision by helping us shape the next chapter of our amazing culinary story 

  • Manufacture ganaches, molded chocolates, enrobed bonbons, seasonal chocolate figurines and other chocolate-based desserts 

  • Maintain clean and organized kitchen at all times 

  • This job reports directly to the business owner

 

Standard Operating Procedures are provided for signature at the start of employment.

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation DEO plus tips 

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • Paid time off

  • Plenty of tasting opportunities and discounts!

Pastry Chef

Half Moon Bay

CA, USA

Qualifications

  • 1-2+ years’ experience in pastry production 

  • Superior organizational skills, passion for learning, desire to grow

  • Startup mentality with superior communication skills 

  • Team-friendly attitude with ability to work independently as needed

  • Desire to mentor others and help them reach their full potential  

  • Knowledge of food safety, hygiene, and cleaning standards

  • Ability to work some holidays and weekends

  • Food handler certification required

  • Proof of vaccination required

Responsibilities & Opportunities

  • Be an essential part of a small team with a big vision by helping us shape the next chapter of our amazing culinary story 

  • Manufacture cakes, tarts, cookies and other desserts with the opportunity to learn chocolate-based work 

  • Maintain clean and organized kitchen at all times 

  • This job reports directly to the business owner

 

Standard Operating Procedures are provided for signature at the start of employment.

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation DEO plus tips 

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • Paid time off

  • Plenty of tasting opportunities and discounts!

Store Manager

Town & Country Village, Palo Alto

CA, USA

Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience as a store manager or relevant leadership role

  • Knowledge of high-end chocolate, confections, desserts, and espresso drinks

  • Knowledge of food safety, hygiene, and cleaning standards

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

  • Problem solver and multitasker by nature

  • Ability to work on your feet and lift 20+ lbs.

  • Ability to work some holidays and weekends

  • Food handler certification required

  • Proof of vaccination required

  • Experience with Square POS preferred

 

Responsibilities & Opportunities

  • Act as right-hand to business owner by managing 5+ person team by delegating tasks, ensuring responsibilities are met, facilitating new hire training, and fostering exceptional service 

  • Oversee daily operations including development of checklists, standard operating procedures, and other tools to guarantee that food items are in stock, store and workspace are clean, products are displayed and refilled, and orders are fulfilled accurately and efficiently *

  • Perform daily administrative tasks including - but not limited to - scheduling, sales reports, inventory, and reordering of supplies

  • Foster positive and productive environment with clear commitment to company values

  • This job reports directly to the business owner

 

*Standard Operating Procedures are provided for signature at the start of employment.

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary with paid professional development courses for exceptional performance *

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • Paid time off

  • Plenty of tasting opportunities and discounts!

 

*We believe in supporting our team’s professional development, so we offer bonuses through paid professional     development courses at Stanford University.

Store Associate

Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 

Half Moon Bay

CA, USA

Qualifications

  • Experience in customer service, food service, or retail sales

  • Enthusiastic about high-end chocolate, confections, desserts, and espresso drinks

  • Ability to operate espresso machine and register

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced service environment

  • Ability to work on your feet and lift 25+ lbs.

  • Ability to work some holidays and weekends  

  • Exceptional listener and reliable team player

  • Poised and professionally dressed

  • Proof of vaccination required

  • Experience with Square POS preferred

 

Responsibilities & Opportunities

  • Provide outstanding customer service through strong product knowledge

  • Process orders accurately, efficiently, and courteously

  • Oversee cash register operations

  • Make and serve hot beverages including hot chocolate and espresso drinks

  • Display and package chocolates, confections, and desserts  

  • Uphold standard operating procedures, food safety guidelines and regulations *

 

*Standard Operating Procedures are provided for signature at the start of employment.

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation DOE plus tips

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • Paid time off

  • Plenty of tasting opportunities and discounts!

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