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Pastry Chef
Company Name:Rittenhouse 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:Opportunity: Pastry Chef

Manage the production and preparation of pastry and dessert items in accordance with established guest service, quality and sustainability standards.

Essential Job Functions

-Create or supervise creation of pastry items for the hotel, restaurant, banquet and catering needs.

-Develop new recipes for new desserts as needed.

-Ensure that par stock of mise-en-place is maintained.

-Work closely with the Engineering Department on out of order equipment.

-Order all food items for special food promotions.

-Maintain departmental operating budget.

-Develop and implement programs to maximize and increase sales.

-Develop methods of reducing costs without affecting the level of service or product received by the guests.

-Propose and initiate new services and products for our guests

-Maintain good hygiene and cleanliness standards by performing daily section inspections

-Follow sustainability guidelines and practices related to HHM's EarthView program.

-Practice safe work habits, wear protective safety equipment and follow MSDS and OSHA standards.

-Perform other duties as requested by management.
Position Requirements

-Formal training as a Pastry Chef, preferred.

-3 years bakery, patisserie, chocolaterie, confiserie and glacier experience.

-Hotel experience preferred.

Work Environment and Context

-Work schedule varies and willinclude working on holidays and weekends.

-Requires standing for extended periods, walking, pushing, lifting up to 50 pounds, bending and reaching, stooping, kneeling, or crouching.

Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM) is an industry-leading and growing hotel management, investment, and development firm that provides turn-key management solutions to hotels across the United States. HHM manages world class brands in the select service and full service markets as well as a collection of independent, boutique hotels in key markets.

Join the Legacy of Strength!

Hersha's legacy is built upon a strong foundation of core values: honesty, communication, community, personal growth and achievement. Hersha's rapid growth, focus on associate development and its commitment to serve our guests, our associates and the local communities we work in, combine to make Hersha associates the strongest in our industry.

Serve. Stretch. Succeed.
Hersha believes if you serve our guests, your fellow associates and our local community, stretch yourself on the job and take advantage of many promotional opportunities, you will ultimately achieve professional success. As we grow, you grow.

Job Profile:
Position: Pastry Chef
Start Date: Negotiable
Job Category: Hotel
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Experience: 5 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree
Job Location(s): Pennsylvania
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