We're Hiring: Local bakeries looking for new employees

Posted at 5:48 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 07:44:15-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You don’t need to be an expert baker to get a job helping create delicious pies and more.

41 Action News went to the Tippins bakery in Kansas City, Kansas, on a day they were making thousands of pecan pies.

“I’m gonna guess we’ll probably make about 16,000 or 17,000 pecan pies today,” Tippins President Mark Boyer said.

The company has five job openings right now.

“With growth, we need people. We need good people,” he said, adding that while a comfort with electronics could be helpful, there are entry level positions. “We have health insurance, medical, dental, vision. We have a 401k plan, It’s a great place to work.”

Balls Foods is also looking to hire about 15 people in its bakeries across nine grocery stores.

We met Hazel Hernandez, an employee of 21 years, at a Hen House bakery in Leawood.

She said her kids work in the bakery, too, where people are often coming to celebrate.

“We’re making them happy for their parties they have at home and stuff,” she said.

“We have people that have been with us for 25, 30, even some as long as 40 years,” said Mike Tilden, director of delis and bakeries for Balls Foods. “If you want to be a baker, we can train you do to that. If you want to be a cake decorator, we have that.”

Tilden said Balls Foods also has dozens of seasonal openings for jobs throughout their stores.

Custom Foods, a frozen dough bakery in De Soto, Kansas, also has several openings.

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