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Pastry Chef
Company Name:Restaurant Associates
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.
Position Description:Restaurant Associates has an exciting opportunity for a Pastry Chef in the Washington, DC area.

Restaurant Associates offers a complete benefit package for its associates including: Competetive Wage Package, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, Matching 401K, vacation, sick time, holiday pay.

Job Description
Responsible for the successful pastry operation under the direction of the Executive Chef. Serves as the department head for pastry operations with duties that include the pastry production for guest/employee retail operations, fine dining restaurant and catering functions. Adheres to HACCP guidelines to ensure efficient, safe and sanitary food production, preparation and presentation. Duties also include pastry development, inventory, ordering/purchasing, food cost controls, training, sanitation, and personnel management to include hiring, firing, counseling, coaching and developing.

Recipe to Succeed:

? Strong supervisory, leadership, hands-on management and coaching skills
? Good communication skills both written and verbal
? Ability to communicate on various levels to include management, departmental, customer and associate levels
? Strong financial, budgetary, and food control practices
? Proficient computer skills to include; various computer programs, Microsoft Office programs, e-mail and the Internet
? Ability to perform various motor skills such as; lifting, reaching, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, squatting, grasping and arm-hand coordination on a continuous basis
? Ability to multi-task as well as stay on task and concentrate with constant interruptions
? Knowledge of diet principles and safe and sanitary food handling principles

Necessary Ingredients:
? B.S. Degree in Food Services Technology/Management/or related field; or A.O.S. Degree in Culinary Arts or culinary certificate and seven (7) years of culinary experience, a portion preferred within a fine dining a la carte restaurant.
? Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of progressive culinary/kitchen management experience, depending upon formal degree or training
? Extensive catering experience
? Strong knowledge of current food and catering trends with a focus on using quality goods, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation
? ServSafe? Certified

Interested applicants should send resumes to: careers@restaurantassociates.com

Great People. Great Service. Great Results.
At Compass Group, The Americas Division, our superior balance of efficiency and quality attract the highest caliber level of service our clients deserve. We retain the finest workers with a highly competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits plan. If you?re looking for a career where you set the standard for personal advancement, then Compass Group, The Americas Division is for you! Working together, we will continue to experience success as the industry?s best.

Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry Compass Group, The Americas Division is a diversity growth-oriented organization. Our goal is to improve the quality of work life by using fair and consistent treatment and providing equal growth opportunities for ALL associates. EOE & AA Employer M/F/D/V
Company Profile:Restaurant Associates is a national hospitality company based in New York City. We specialize in restaurants, corporate dining, cultural centers and off-premise catering. Our clients include many of the Fortune 500 companies and internationally renowned cultural centers throughout the United States. Our RA brand standards and commitment to innovative concepts continue to attract top industry professionals.
Job Profile:
Position: Pastry Chef
Start Date: Negotiable
Job Category: Restaurant - Fine Dining
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Experience: 3 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree
Job Location(s): District of Columbia
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