This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
Candidate should have ten years of food/pastry experience. Knowledge of French pastries, Viennese and American pastries, pull sugar, cake decorating and show pieces. Strong leadership, training and organizational skills. Spanish speaking desired.
The Pastry Chef must have the ability to hire, train, motivate, supervise and discipline all pastry shop associates; maintain a qualified staff by identifying and controlling work relationships, areas of accountability and performance of personnel assigned as well as completing and conducting performance reviews; communicate regularly with the Executive Chef to achieve an excellent rapport throughout the food production department and in developing new menu items; utilize computer software for requisition of items needed for the following day from the food storeroom, non-food storeroom and stewarding department; ensure all equipment is in full working order; ensure a superior production of sweet items, pastries, cakes, ice creams, sorbets, fruit compotes, breads, etc. for all outlets as well as banquets and amenities; establish standard recipes and ensure the compliance with them; make show pieces as needed; prepare exciting and appealing petit fours and mignardises; maintain controls against theft and waste; set up and maintain inventories; prepare reports as requested to develop a more informative database for improved management decision-making; assist in the preparation of the annual budget for the department; assess safety hazards and takes appropriate action; set standards regarding the ratio of covers to labor cost and cost of chemicals and supplies.
The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award, and we are seeking associates who pride themselves on achieving the highest levels of guest service. The Executive Chef position offers a professional leadership and growth opportunity for a qualified individual who would like to be part of an impeccably renovated property. With solid financial backing and a well-established reputation, the independently owned Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has completed a $90 million renovation and expansion project. Ideal candidates will play a major role in the service and professionalism that is provided to guests, clients and fellow associates.