The Manufactory Los Angeles, CA
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In 2002, power baking duo Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson came into San Francisco for dinner from Point Reyes, where they had a tiny bakery at their home called Bay Village Bakery. While in the city, Liz saw an old corner bakery in the dark. There was a baker sitting outside and they started talking. He was ready to retire but determined to keep the shop a bakery. It was meant to be. A few months later, Tartine opened its doors, and the line outside formed.

Tartine Bakery has been rated in the Zagat Survey as Best Bakery and Best Breakfast in San Francisco. Elisabeth and Chad were nominees for the 2006 James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chefs, National Award and won in 2008.

After years of success with the bakery, Prueitt and Robertson started planning the Manufactory in 2014 and opened Tartine Manufactory in August 2016. By November, the restaurant won its first Eater award for best expansion and in 2017 was named by Bon Appetit as one of the top new restaurants of the year.

In early 2016, Chris Jordan and Bill Chait joined the leadership team and together with Liz and Chad are preparing Tartine for future projects in LA, Asia and beyond.

TARTINE Philosophy:

TARTINE strives to make everything as simple and authentic as possible.
Components of flavor and seasonality are considered in making our authentic pastry, cookies, tarts, cakes, confections and bread. Morning pastries don’t start coming out of the oven until soon after we open our doors for the day. Throughout the morning breakfast pastries are in constant motion: some are being formed, some are proofing, and some are baking; and at the same time the next days dough is being mixed. Pastries are baked in small batches to ensure the freshest items are enjoyed by our customers. The care are consideration we make in our food is also reflected in every facet of our operation – safety and sanitary practices, punctuality, empathy and communication with each other, with our guests, with our vendors and with our community – local, national and international.

AAP / EEO Statement:                                                          

The Manufactory is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care leave status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or political ideology, as these terms are defined by state, federal and local law. The Manufactory also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees.

To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, The Manufactory will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship would result.  Any employee who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact their supervisor and request such an accommodation. 

Finally, The Manufactory prohibits harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above. For information about the types of conduct that constitute impermissible harassment, and internal procedures for addressing complaints of harassment, please refer to the restaurant's policy against harassment.

Job Summary

Provide friendly, responsive service to create an exceptional dining experience for all guests by taking orders, making recommendations when appropriate, processing payments, and serving food or beverages to customers at the counter or table. Also perform other duties in the areas of food and final order preparation including preparing beverages and arranging food items.

Activities & Responsibilities


o   Promote, work, and act in a manner consistent with the mission of The Manufactory

o   Receive and process guest payments.

o   Prepare or serve hot or cold beverages, such as coffee, espresso drinks, blended coffees, or teas.

o   Take guest orders and convey them to other employees for preparation.

o   Clean or sanitize work areas, utensils, or equipment.

o   Describe menu items to guest or suggest products that might appeal to them.

o   Clean service or seating areas.

o   Serve prepared foods, such as muffins, biscotti, or bagels.

o   Prepare or serve menu items, such as sandwiches or salads.

o   Set up or restock product displays.

o   Weigh, grind, or pack coffee beans for guest.

o   Stock guest service stations with paper products or beverage preparation items.

o   Wrap, label, or date food items for sale.

o   Provide guest with product details, such as coffee blend or preparation descriptions.

o   Take out garbage.

o   Order, receive, or stock supplies or retail products.

o   Slice fruits, vegetables, desserts, or meats for use in food service.

o   Check temperatures of freezers, refrigerators, or heating equipment to ensure proper functioning.

o   Demonstrate the use of retail equipment, such as espresso machines.

o   Create signs to advertise store products or events.

o   Attend all scheduled employee meetings and offers suggestions for improvement.

o   Coordinate with and assist fellow employees to meet guests’ needs and support the operation of the restaurant.

o   Fill-in for fellow employees where needed to ensure guest service standards and efficient operations.

***Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Tools & Technology (examples in parentheses)

o   Cappuccino or espresso machines

o   Cash registers

o   Commercial use:

o   blenders

o   coffee grinders

o   coffee or iced tea makers

o   cutlery

o   dishwashers

o   food slicers

o   food warmers, grills, microwave ovens, ovens, toasters

o   scales

o   Credit card processing machines

o   Ice dispensers

o   Laser printers

o   Personal computers

o   Phone headsets

o   Point-of-sale terminals and workstations

o   Razor knives

o   Special purpose telephones

o   Touch screen monitors

o   Accounting software

o   Office suite software (Microsoft Office)

o   Point-of-sale software

Minimum Qualifications

o   Able to communicate effectively with managers and kitchen personnel

o   Able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds

o   Able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 9 hours)


Hourly (based on experience)

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