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Pastry Chef


Company Name:Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel
  
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:SUMMARY OF POSITION

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and passionate Pastry Chef to lead our Pastry and Bake Shop team. The pastry kitchen will include a chocolate room and the latest equipment to produce top quality bread, pastries and show piece products. The candidate is required to have a proven background and to have worked in a high end Pastry Kitchen. He/she must have the ability to successfully lead a vibrant team as well as a thorough knowledge of Sugar and Chocolate work, in house baking of Breads and Breakfast Pastries, Cake Decoration and Plated Desserts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

? Provide warm, sincere and engaging service that ensures Guests feel valued
? Treat each and every Guest as a unique individual
? Anticipate Guests? needs with thoughtful and personal touches
? Resolve Guest problems and never say ?no? without offering an alternative
? Be an ambassador for the Brand, Hotel, Community and Colleagues
? Be guided by Fairmont core values; respect, integrity, teamwork and empowerment
? Take an active, positive leadership role within the Hotel
? Maintain close communication with the hotel leadership team
? Manage day to day operations of his/her department
? Execute short and long term goals for his/her department
? Instill Fairmont operational standards
? Achieve productivity, costs & flow through
? Provide practical training
? Maintain a safe, clean & spotless hotel
? Prepare and present innovative, high quality pastries, desserts and baked goods
? Ensure food production requirements are met and food is handled and stored safely according with the established health codes and standards set out by the Executive Chef
? Review daily production sheets and determine quantities and production schedule to prepare the necessary food items in accordance with established standards which will exceed Guests? expectations
? Adhere to all hotel recipes in order to maintain consistency and ensure all standards are met and followed
? Complete advance mise en place in a timely fashion to ensure there is no disruption to guest service
? Advise all colleagues of established standards and procedures set out by the hotel and the department
? Seek opportunities to increase food revenue, decrease kitchen expenses and maximize departmental productivity without compromising Guest?s satisfaction

QUALIFICATIONS

? Minimum 5 years Pastry experience with thorough knowledge of bread, pastry, sugar work, chocolate work and cake decorating
? Previous supervisory experience
? Experience in a full service hotel with comparable service and standards
  
Company Profile:The Fairmont Pittsburgh will be opening in March 2010. We are part of an international luxury hotel chain and will be Pittsburgh's only luxury hotel. Our state of the art kitchens have been designed to LEED gold certification standards and will be an integral part of our mission of "Turning Moments into Memories for our Guests."
  
Job Profile:
Position: Pastry Chef
Start Date: 1 month
Job Category: Hotel
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Experience: 5 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree Preferred
Job Location(s): Northeast, USA; Pennsylvania
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