Pastry Chef

Full-Time, Part-Time, Seasonal
Posted 3 weeks ago

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages all day-to-day operations of the pastry and bakery section of the kitchen.
  • Prepares a wide variety of goods such as cakes, cookies, pies, bread etc. following traditional and modern recipes.
  • Able to produce all baked goods including, but not limited to, artisan breads and rolls, muffins etc.
  • Able to develop, design, or create new ideas and items for Pastry Kitchen.
  • Create new and exciting desserts to renew hotels menus and engage the interest of customers
  • Ensure excellent quality throughout the dessert offerings.
  • Follows proper handling and correct temperature of all food products.
  • Decorate pastries and desserts using different types of icings, toppings etc. and ensure the food presentation will be beautiful and exciting.
  • Coordinates with cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.
  • Coordinate all pastry and dessert preparation and presentation.
  • Check the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
  • Assist in determining how food should be presented and creates decorative food displays.
  • Monitor stocks for baking ingredients such as flour, sugar etc. and make appropriate orders within budget.
  • Check quality of material and condition of equipment and devices used for cooking.
  • Report all equipment problems and maintenance issues, known safety hazards, or unsafe practices and procedures to supervisor immediately.
  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.
  • Must possess a positive attitude and have the ability to work with a variety of people and in cooperation with co-workers efficiently and effectively.
  • Able to recognize superior quality products, presentations and flavors.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Operates and maintains all department equipment and reports malfunctions.
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization in all work areas.
  • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.
  • Ensure compliance with food hygiene and Health and Safety standards.
  • Maintain a lean and orderly cooking station and adhere to health and safety standards.
  • Ensure culinary standards and responsibilities are met.

Prerequisites

  • Good knowledge of different types of pastry, dessert, cake decorating.
  • Possess professional disposition with good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including weekends, days, afternoons and evenings.
  • Positive attitude and good communication skills.

Education
High school diploma or 3 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area or 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major.

Experience
Minimum of 4 years of experience in pastry cooking or Pastry Chef experience with high volume food production.

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