The Capital Hotel, a top 25 Trip Advisor rated luxury hotel is seeking a Pastry Cook to join our team.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
To prepare and serve baked goods and desserts as required by all the restaurant outlets, private dining functions, and off-site catering.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Station preparation and mise en place production. This duty is performed daily, about 30% of the time.
2. Execution of orders. This duty is performed daily, about 30% of the time.
3. Work station sanitation. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.
4. General kitchen cleaning, maintenance and organization. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.
5. Assist with other similar duties as required. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.
6. Assist with Private Dining functions as required. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.
7. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily, with attention to detail, speed, and utmost quality. One must be organized, have excellent communication skills, able to follow directions thoroughly and work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school, plus a Degree in Pastry Arts is preferred, with at least a year working within the culinary arts.
Responsible for frequent communication with Pastry Chef and co-workers regarding mise en place, customer's special requests, and shift turn over lists. Must be able to read and write well.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to convert recipes using metric measurements.
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Ability to use common sense understanding in order to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Must be able to prioritize, organize, follow-up, and be a clear thinker, remaining calm and resolving problems using good judgment.
Under immediate supervision, performs general assignments of work, with periodic check of Performance by Pastry Chef.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, taste or smell; regularly required to reach with hands and arms, talk or hear; frequently required to walk; and occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme cold, extreme heat; frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock; and occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
The Capital Hotel, a historic luxury 94 room hotel in the heart of Little Rock. The "Front Porch" of Little Rock.