Job Summary

The Pastry Chef andChocolate Maker is a full-time role working closely with the head Chocolate Maker to make chocolate and chocolate confectioneries.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Company Overview


Latitude Trade Company (LTC) is a rapidly growing social enterprise in Uganda sourcing specialty cacao for export and producing bean to bar chocolate at origin. Working with over 1,000 certified organic smallholder farmers, our mission is to sustainably increase incomes and reduce risk for our suppliers while positively impacting the community and environment surrounding our operations. We aim to provide chocolate makers and consumers in East Africa and around the world with the highest quality, transparently sourced and fully traceable Ugandan cocoa products.


Job Description


The Chocolate Maker is a full-time role working closely with the head Chocolate Maker to make chocolate and chocolate confectionaries. This position includes -but is not limited to- the following responsibilities: 

  • Chocolate production -roasting, refining, and finishing (training to be provided)

  • Production of chocolate bars and confections such as ganache, truffles, and bonbons

  • Assisting with product development and testing

  • Working with the chocolate production team to keep the production space clean and well maintained

  • Assisting with machine and other equipment maintenance¬†


In addition to these responsibilities, all employees are encouraged to propose programs, strategies or experiments which they feel offer a promising avenue for improvements to the company or livelihoods of the farmers.


Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience working in a commercial kitchen, specifically as a pastry chef or chocolatier

  • Diploma in Pastry & Confectionary, or a related field

  • Fluent spoken and written English

  • Ability and willingness to learn on the job

  • Previous experience in the chocolate sector is an asset but not required



Benefits & Compensation:

  • Competitive monthly salary, based on experience

  • Reimbursement of health related expenses

  • 21 days of annual leave plus public holidays

  • Candidates hired from outside of Uganda will be provided with relocation support



Interested candidates please forward CV, cover letter, and references to jobs@latitudetrade.co.


Please note, this position is open to East African citizens only.

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