Daily Farm Updates Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Bakery (Seasonal)

Job Description Overview

Though your main job at Center Grove Orchard is “making memories that last a lifetime” please read through our job descriptions to see what best fits your preference. Note that you may not get your first job choice, depending on availability, so please mark a few different options you might enjoy on your job application– Thank You!

Bakery Jobs

  • Production Worker: Center Grove Orchard makes high-quality baked goods, so we like to hire skilled bakers. This could include making cookie dough, pie fillings, pie crusts, baking pies, cookies and desserts. Since we like to have these items as fresh as possible, we also have bakers that work early morning shifts. This position requires you to be 18 or older and be able to lift up to 50 pounds, work Monday-Friday, wear close-toed shoes, help maintain a clean, safe work environment and food location. Must know basic food safety information from Center Grove Orchard’s Food Safety Overview Packet. Must be able to stand on a concrete floor for periods of time. Anti-fatigue mats are provided. This position is not guest facing but may have interactions while filling bakery shelves in the Apple Market.
  • Donut Maker: This position is responsible for making high-quality Apple Cider Donuts. This position may require early mornings, must be 18 years of age or older, and be able to lift up to 50 pounds. You will prepare dough per the recipe, fry donuts, dress them, prepare the area to make donuts, and clean the area at the end of your shift.
  • Retail Worker: This is a weeknight and weekend position. This position will assist with peeling apples and assist the production bakers and team leader in making our favorite recipes for the retail location. This position helps with baking the items that the production team assembled and supplying other areas of the orchard with fresh bakery goods for the weekend.
  • Dishwasher: This position will wash all the dishes for the Bakery, donut makers, Coffee Shop and Hay Café. You must be able to lift over 10 lbs, must be able to stand on your feet for periods of time, and frequently bend/stoop during work hours.

How to Apply

  1. Open the application

    Click here to open the application. Again, be sure this opens in a new tab. This will allow you to switch between the job description(s) and application as needed, without losing the information you’ve entered in your application.

  2. Review the application

    As you will see on the application, we recommend reviewing the entire screen and gathering all information before beginning to complete the form. The sections that follow that screen must be completed immediately afterward and will take approximately an additional 10 minutes to complete.

It is the policy of Center Grove Orchard to provide equal opportunity in employment to all persons. An individual shall not be denied equal access to employment opportunities because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or physical or mental disability.

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Happy December !
Meet our very own Elf on the Farm!
Follow along with the CGO Elf up until Christmas as she explores the farm with all we have to see and do. We hope she can stay on Santa's nice list!
When you purchase a ticket for Brunch with Santa, you can meet our elf in person along with Santa & Rudolph. They all  will be excited to see you!
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You’ve been asking and here’s your answer!

Santa Claus is coming to town! 🎅🏼

Join us for Brunch with Santa each weekend until Christmas.  Tickets must be purchased online and include brunch 🍴, crafts and activities 🎨, a CGO Express train ride (weather permitting) 🚂, and of course...SANTA! 🎅🏼

Being safe is a gift we can all give each other this year, so Santa (masked) will be in the chair while children (masked) share their wishes with him from the straw bales behind the picket fence. Elves will help monitor the timing so that each child/family gets their best-that-2020-can-offer photo op 📷 with Santa. 

Tickets are limited for each time slot. 
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It was the laughter, the smiles, seeing your family hand in hand, the joy that was spread this season that fills us with so much gratitude. 
We at CGO are so grateful for our staff who came up with creative and adapting ideas then put more than 💯 effort into it. 
And you! Thank you! For your support, feedback and ideas so we can better provide the space for running, jumping, picking, laughing, playing and of course, eating! 
We hope the joy sustains you and your loved ones and you too feel the gratitude with memories that last a lifetime!
Happy Thanksgiving!
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