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Lead Baker + Decorator

Lead Baker + Decorator

As Lead Baker + Decorator at Ooh La La, you will be a key part of our small, talented, tight-knit team that prepares high quality, creative and delicious cupcakes and cakes.

What Your Role Looks Like:

Support the Bakery Manager with all Kitchen-related responsibilities such as:

  • Review production schedules, following recipes, accurately measuring and mixing ingredients, and baking each item to perfection
  • Decorate signature and custom cupcakes and cakes; create custom fondant or other unique decor as required
  • Ensure each product leaving the kitchen meets our high standards of freshness and appearance; spot check and taste for consistency, flavour and texture
  • Record fridge, freezer and dishwasher temperatures daily; test sanitizer
  • Order food and supplies when necessary
  • Receive and check food orders and supplies from vendors
  • Coordinate the orders for the day, ensuring each order has been accurately completed, is clearly labelled and is ready for pick-up or delivery; communicate any specific details with the Retail Team
  • Ensure that the bakery is clean at the end of each shift, using the daily, weekly and monthly cleaning checklists as per Island Health guidelines and Owner standards
  • Participate in creating new feature cupcakes and product ideas
  • Contribute ideas for marketing and social media posts
  • Participate in off-site events, festivals, sampling opportunities as required

Why You’re a Great Fit

  • You have your Level 1 or 2 Food Safe certification (or committed to getting it within 30 days)
  • You have a minimum of 3 years baking and advanced decorating experience
  • You work independently to complete tasks as required with minimal direction
  • You take pride in your work and are committed to producing high quality results
  • You have a positive can-do attitude and good organizational skills
  • You are punctual and great at managing your time
  • You have reliable transportation
  • You’re keen to comply with procedures, rules & regulations to ensure a clean and safe workplace

Physical Requirements

  • Continuous standing/walking for all tasks
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 22 kg (48lbs)
  • Frequent turning and reaching
  • Occasional pushing, pulling and some forward bending
  • Constant use of both hands, with frequent wrist rotation and flexing, occasional forceful gripping
  • Able to work in a warm kitchen environment with limited personal space


  • Wage $20-23/hr
  • A fun team work environment
  • Employee discount
  • Ability to request flexible hours
  • Opportunity to create a personalized financial plan with the guidance of a qualified RBC® Advisor and/or pre-tax dollar contributions to your group savings plan directly from your pay

Please send your resume, cover letter and photos of your work (or link to your socials) to

Thanks in advance to everyone who applies, however we’ll only contact those selected for an interview!


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