Who We Are
We are a worker-owned and operated bakery. Workers share in all aspects of the work, including baking, serving customers, and cleaning. As a democratically run cooperative, we seek agreement on all important decisions and operate without managers or other hierarchy. As members of the Association of Arizmendi Cooperatives which includes Berkeley's Cheese Board and other Arizmendi Cooperatives in Oakland, Emeryville, and San Francisco, we have strong support in our continuing sustainability.
What We’re Looking For
Candidates should be able to work at least 30 hours a week, including weekends, holidays and very early mornings.
Becoming a Member
The decision on membership is generally made after a six month trial period during which the candidate and Arizmendi can decide on their mutual fit. Candidates will function as employees during this time, though will receive the same hourly wage as bakery members.
Upon becoming a member, you will be asked to invest a minimum of $500 toward a total required investment in the cooperative of $2500. The remaining amount can be paid though small regular wage deductions. The investment will be returned when the member leaves the cooperative.
If you'd like to apply, you can get an application at the bakery counter (1002 4th St. in San Rafael) or from the website.