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Pastry Cook

at Legends

Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 4d8ff538-2d87-4187-aace-4b8a103e0a41
Keywords: hospitality

Job Description


The Pastry Chef demonstrates strong leadership qualities with attention to detail in elevating and sustaining a competitive edge. The Pastry chef is accountable for the quality and consistency of all pastry products produced and served including the efficiencies, consistency, associate training and accountability of costs associated with the pastry department. The Pastry Chef works directly with the Executive Pastry Chef on the creation, development and implementation of new desserts and creative menu developments of all Stadium and restaurants. The Pastry Chef reports directly to the Executive Pastry Chef

Company Overview:

Legends is a holistic agency that specializes in delivering solutions for legendary brands. We approach each project with our 360-degree service solution. Our Global Planning, Global Sales, and Hospitality service solutions collaborate on every project to ensure success across each of our six verticals including professional sports, collegiate, attractions, entertainment, international, and conventions.

Our intellectual property is our people. It's our expertise that makes up Legends. We know what it's like to be on the team, business, or athletic department side, which drives our passion in creating solutions for our partners. Collectively, our leadership has over 300 years of experience in sales and sponsorship, analytics and valuation, hospitality and operations.

Responsibilities

The Pastry Chef demonstrates strong leadership qualities with attention to detail in elevating and sustaining a competitive edge. The Pastry chef is accountable for the quality and consistency of all pastry products produced and served including the efficiencies, consistency, associate training and accountability of costs associated with the pastry department. The Pastry Chef works directly with the Executive Pastry Chef on the creation, development and implementation of new desserts and creative menu developments of all Stadium and restaurants. The Pastry Chef reports directly to the Executive Pastry Chef

• Demonstrates hands on approach to all bakery products produced in the Pastry Department insuring quality, presentation and consistency standards meet company standards.
• Assist with the development of standardized recipes for all menu items. Ensures that recipes are accurate and updated as needed.
• Ensures that all food products prepared meet the established specifications and standards.
• Ensures proper levels of bakery and pastry items are prepared based on forecasted needs and their prompt delivery to the designated outlet for guest consumption.
• With a “Hands on Approach” assigns tasks effectively for the efficient use of allocated labor ensuring maximum results are achieved and daily production needs have been met in a timely, organized and efficient manner.
• Responsible for complete set up, cleanliness and organization of the Pastry Department and bakery areas at all kitchen locations.
• Seeks to maintain knowledge of industry trends in the world of pastry and baking.
• Bake fresh pastries, desserts and breads for all STADIUM outlets.
• The Pastry sous Chef must act as a Manager, team leader and motivator for the Pasty Department working closely with and maintaining good relation with all culinary team members and other departments.
• Recommends measures to improve production/service methods, equipment performance, scheduling, quality control, and suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency and safety of the food service operations
• Communicates variances from standards and expectations to the Executive Pastry Chef, Sous Chefs, Lead Cooks, Cooks, Buffet Attendants and utility staff. Maintains awareness of all changes and conveys the correct information to the next shift.
• Ensures that a sanitary, neat, clean, organized, safe, comfortable environment for employees and guests is maintained at all times.
• Reviews menu items and makes changes as necessary. Utilizes leftovers whenever possible.
• Ensures that kitchen equipment is clean and in working order, reports and prepares work orders for required repairs. Ensures that all equipment is handled safely and with reasonable care.
• Creates recipe cards for all menu items and trains Bakers using recipe cards.
• Assists the Executive Pastry Chef with annual budget process and makes recommendations with regards to the Bakery Department.
• Facilitates all health, safety, sanitary rules, regulations and standards according to health department and risk management are enforced and followed correctly.
• Attends all meetings and /or trainings sessions as required.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Critical thinking - Evaluates arguments or propositions; makes judgments that seek constructive resolution in the interests of the operations. The Pastry Sous Chef is able to make responsible decisions with ownership and accountability.
• Results oriented - Organizes and carry out courses of action to manage likely situations. Makes things happen and achieves practical results. Makes sacrifices and works well for big returns.
• Problem solving - Recognizes challenges and suggests resolutions with a plan of action. Manages progress and revises plan as needed.
• Setting goals and measuring performance - Understands work requirements and improves levels of competence. Sets goals and considers strategies to select those that balance progress toward goals against unwanted costs. As the task evolves monitors and measures the accumulating effects of the situation. Uses performance measures to improve work processes.
• Managing Human Resources - Assesses knowledge and skills and distributes work accordingly, evaluates performance and provides comments with constructive feedback. Assesses needs and obtains training resources for workplace learning activities.
• Career counseling - Mentors subordinates so they achieve realistic personal job growth. This includes the planning of activities to help place subordinates in appropriate positions. Utilizes the “Hands On” approach with one-on-one coaching to achieve obtainable results.
• Exercises leadership - Communicates thoughts, feelings and ideas in a professional manner. Encourages, trains and coach’s others to maintain high standards by leading by example and demonstrating a team approach. Uses an appropriate leadership style for different situations. Establishes credibility through competency and integrity.

Qualifications:
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• Degree in hotel/restaurant management preferred
• Have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a fine dining restaurant environment
• Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a high volume preparation environment
• Must be flexible to work extended hours due to business requirements including late nights, weekends and holidays.
• Must be able to work in a team environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Fully competent in all aspects of baking and pastry
• Ability to define a problem, collects data, establish facts and forms conclusions. Ability to understand complex instructions and material. Ability to mentally process abstract ideas while delivering results.
• Ability to be present at work for assigned schedule including, nights, weekends, holidays and extended hours when required.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and works well in environment with time constraints. Pastry Chef Supervises day-to-day activities; provides a “Hands On” approach to training, planning, assigning and delegating work. Encourages elevated performance, leads by example, and disciplines employees for the purpose of improving the Pastry Departments standards of excellence.
• Ability to remain on feet for entire length of shift
• Ability to lift/move/maneuver up to 50 lbs.
• Constant standing, walking, bending, reaching and repetitive motions

Practice safe work habits, follow all safety policies and procedures and regulations, complete company-wide safety training and any additional job specific safety training.

Legends is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or genetic information.