Under the supervision of the Pastry Chef, Assistant Pastry Chef, and Lead Pastry Cook, the position of Pastry Cook 3 is directly responsible for the production of various baked goods in the bakery by interpreting orders, broadcasting information to appropriate workers through production lists, and physical production.
Performs all job duties of Pastry Cook 1 and 2. Prepares all pastry items in accordance to standard recipes and as specified by the Executive Pastry Chef. Visually inspects, selects and uses only food items of the highest quality in the preparation of all menu items. Checks and controls the proper storage of product and portion control. Completes all opening and closing tasks. Completes prep lists in allotted time frame. Performs daily quality assurance testing. Sets up retail and catering orders based on pars established by Pastry Chef and by following production sheets. Follows recipes and measurements using a variety of kitchen equipment to prepare baked goods. Tests baked goods by sampling portions and smelling their aroma for accuracy. Informs supervisor of any irregularities occurring with the food preparation. Maintains a constant awareness of safety and accident prevention, immediately notifying the supervisor and completing an accident report in the event an accident occurs. Complies with occupational, health and safety standards. Ensures baked and pastry goods are stored and kept at proper holding temperatures, through the use of thermometers. Promotes and maintains the highest level of customer service to all guests while staying alert to their needs. Resolves guest complaints within scope of authority, and otherwise refers the matter to management. Works a variety of shifts including special events. Performs other job related duties as assigned.
General knowledge at the high school level.
Food Safety (ServSafe) certification within 180 days from date of hire.
Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner. Working knowledge of preparation methods and practices for a variety of foods. Knowledge of basic kitchen sanitation methods and food safety practices. Ability to interpret and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to read and interpret recipes and calculate necessary quantities of ingredients. Ability to learn and operate institutional kitchen equipment. Ability to coordinate both preparation and timing for menu food items. Ability to perform work requiring considerable standing and light-medium physical effort under hot and or humid working conditions. Ability to maintain acceptable standards of personal hygiene. Ability to review and analyze impending menus to determine appropriate levels for supplies. Ability to work in team environment as an effective team player. Basic math, reading, and writing skills. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide diversity of individuals. Good interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation. Ability to perform work that requires medium to heavy physical effort. Ability to perform work in a safe and efficient manner. Intermediate knowledge of cutting techniques, mixing doughs and batters, and baking. Ability to clean while working, cleaning work area and equipment after every task. Proficient with stand mixers, food processors, blenders, microwave ovens, conventional ovens, convection ovens, knives, spoons, spatulas, piping bags with various tips, molds, and any other equipment deemed necessary by the Pastry Chef or Assistant Pastry Chef to maintain the level of techniques used by the industry.
Bakery production experience.
Working Conditions / Demands
This position requires tasks typically associated with back-of-the-house food service work. It involves periods of both sedentary work and times of frequent movement about the workspace. Using commercial kitchen equipment and tools, moving supplies and effective communication skills are necessary. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday.
Management reserves the right to adjust work hours to accommodate special meals and events.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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