This Company Is Helping the Hungry, One Brownie at a Time
The leading flour company in the United States, King Arthur Flour, is a 100% employee-owned American supplier of flour, ingredients, baking mixes, cookbooks, and baked goods—with a 100% commitment to quality. It offers everything from premium flour to top-quality baking products, ingredients, and educational programs.
Baking isn’t just a job for King Arthur Flour employees—it’s a passion. Each member of the team has an open obsession for baking—as a hobby or childhood memory—or even just a love for sweets.
In fact, Jeffrey Hamelman, Director of the King Arthur Flour Bakery, remembers the exact moment he fell in love with baking: September 1, 1976, 6:02 AM, and he’s been baking ever since.
And this love carries through everything the team does. The company has a triple bottom line, meaning it is dedicated to not only making a profit, but to helping people and the environment as well. This plays out in a number of ways, including a “Bake for Good” program that benefits hunger relief programs and 40 hours of PTO a year for employees to volunteer.
“Bakers are providing pleasure and nourishment to people,” says Hamelman. “There aren’t many jobs where you see those two things come together.”
Check out King Arthur Flour’s offices, then go get your next job.
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