Assistant Chocolate Maker

We are hiring! Our ideal assistant chocolate maker will bring an optimistic attitude to Bellflower, humility, effective collaboration skills, and an eagerness to learn. We are interested in people who are comfortable with ambiguity, open to collaboration, and take ownership over their role and are interested in bringing purpose and meaning to their work. Responsibilities of this role include: 

  • Performing all steps of our production process: inspecting beans, roasting, cracking, winnowing, starting batches, tempering, and molding chocolate, as well as tasting and evaluating chocolate bars for flavor and quality.  

  • Cleaning and maintaining our production facility.  

This is a part-time job, 8-12 hours per week initially in our Queen Anne location. While we understand that life is unpredictable, we are prioritizing candidates who are willing to commit to this role for at least six months and who may be interested in working with Bellflower longer term. 


About You 

You are an optimistic, enthusiastic food lover, passionate about simple, honest, sustainable food, where it originates and how its production affects society. You are a great collaborator, seeking and open to others opinions and constructive feedback. You are also comfortable with ambiguity: you don’t wait to be told what needs to be done: you see a problem, you solve it. You are curious, fun, and easy to get along with.  Bonus points if you bring great playlists to the kitchen speakers!  

Chocolate making experience and college degrees not required, but those with food industry experience and open, curious minds preferred. 



The hourly wage for this position is $15.00. Bellflower Chocolate Company is a small firm and is not currently in a position to offer a benefits package.


How to Apply 

Please send your resume to accompanied by a cover letter explaining why you are passionate about food and how you are a good fit for Bellflower Chocolate Co.  Applications must be received by June 30, 2018.  

Bellflower Chocolate Co. cares deeply about a diverse and equitable work place. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of ages, genders, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive and diverse we are, the more creative and successful our products and ideas. 

Bellflower Chocolate Company Hiring Values 

At Bellflower, we hire people who are: 


  • You make wise decisions (people, technical, business, and creative) despite ambiguity 

  • You identify root causes, and get beyond treating symptoms 

  • You smartly separate what must be done well now, and what can be improved later 

  • You think strategically, and can articulate what you are, and are not, trying to do 

  • You ask for help when you need it 


Good Communicators 

  • You listen more than you talk, so you can better learn and understand 

  • You are concise and articulate in speech and writing 

  • You treat people with respect independent of their status or disagreement with you 

  • You maintain poise in stressful situations 



  • You accomplish amazing amounts of important work 

  • You demonstrate consistently strong performance so colleagues can rely upon you 

  • You focus on great results rather than on process 

  • You exhibit bias‐to‐action, and avoid analysis‐paralysis 



  • You learn rapidly and eagerly 

  • You seek to understand our strategy, market, subscribers, and suppliers 

  • You are broadly knowledgeable about business, food, and people 

  • You contribute effectively outside of your specialty 



  • You re‐conceptualize issues to discover practical solutions to hard problems 

  • You challenge prevailing assumptions when warranted, and suggest better approaches 

  • You develop new ideas that prove useful 

  • You keep us nimble by minimizing complexity and finding time to simplify 



  • You say what you think even if it is controversial 

  • You make tough decisions without excessive agonizing 

  • You take smart risks 

  • You question actions inconsistent with our values 



  • You inspire others with your thirst for excellence 

  • You care intensely about Bellflower's success 

  • You celebrate wins, especially if they are not your own 



  • You are known for candor and directness 

  • You are non‐political when you disagree with others 

  • You only say things about fellow employees that you would say to their face 

  • You are quick to admit mistakes 



  • You are persistent 

  • You make every effort to finish what you start 



  • You seek what is best for Bellflower, rather than what is best for yourself or your group 

  • You are humble when searching for the best ideas 

  • You make time to help colleagues 

  • You share information openly and proactively 

  • You are flexible and open-minded