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Executive Pastry Chef

Company Name:The Langham, Chicago
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:The Langham, Chicago is looking for an incredibly creative and talented Executive Pastry Chef!

The Executive Pastry Chef will create and maintain a positive work environment through coaching and leading staff, while establishing creative and exciting menu products, both appetizing and visually appealing. Work and maintain good working relationships with other work areas. Meet with meeting planners and social catering event managers to develop personalized dessert products. Direct, train and monitor performance of Pastry team. Maintain organization, cleanliness and sanitation of work areas and equipment.

Maintain and strictly abide by state sanitation/health regulations and the hotel?s Food Safety program requirements. Ensure all Pastry employees maintain Food Handlers certification.

Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment; use equipment and tools only as intended, properly and safely.

Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental/hotel policies and procedures.

Meet with Executive Chef to review assignments, anticipated business levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance on a daily basis. Discuss any and all concerns as well.

Prepare and assign production and prep work for Pastry staff to complete; review priorities.

Communicate additions or changes to the assignments as they arise throughout the shift. Identify situations, which compromise the department's standards and delegate these tasks.

Establish opening duties

Inspect the cleanliness and organization of the Pastry shop and Pastry service area and workstations; rectify any deficiencies. Maintain all above throughout the shift.

Coordinate prep work and production of items needed for the day.

Weekly payroll forecasts are to be completed and submitted to Executive Chef.

Totally accountable for the reduction of turnover in the Pastry department. Complete and submit required paperwork ie: Staff/Personnel requisition form and termination paperwork to Executive Chef.

Prepare amenity orders for Room Service in accordance with specified requirements and hotel standards.

Prepare all dishes following recipes and yield guides, according to Langham standards.

Create Pastry Mission Statement and annual Strategic Plan.

Monitor performance of Pastry staff and ensure all procedures are completed to the department standards; address any and all performance or behavioral concerns with Pastry staff using progressive disciplinary procedures.

Assist Pastry Staff wherever required to ensure excellent service to guests.

Perform duties in other areas of kitchen as needed.

Research new products, menu items and display presentations.

Create seasonal menus and recipe costing.
Company Profile:The Langham, Chicago

The Langham, Chicago with 316 rooms will continue a trend by the group to own or manage properties with historic value which match The Langham's luxury profile. It currently owns The Langham, Boston, formerly a Federal Reserve Bank building and The Langham, Huntington Hotel in Pasadena ?which was built by a railroad magnate in 1907. It also owns The Langham, London which is renowned as Europe's original grand hotel and was originally opened by the Prince of Wales in 1865.

The Langham, Chicago will be housed within the 52-storey structure that was the last to be designed by Mies van der Rohe and is affectionately known by Chicago's citizens as the IBM Building. Its cultural value was recognized when it was declared a Chicago Landmark in 2008 and entered into the National Register of Historic Places in March 2010.

The Langham, Chicago will embrace the splendour and elegance of the original grand hotel when it opens in 2013. Its rooms will be amongst the largest in the city and will feature magnificent views over the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Views can also be had from the Palm Court restaurant ? recreating the venue which served the world's first afternoon tea in a grand hotel in 1865.

A full service restaurant will follow in the footsteps of Langham's other Michelin star winning restaurants and finally a summer time alfresco restaurant on the plaza will be perfect for relaxing by the River.

The Langham, Chicago will showcase around 20,000 sq ft of elegant and sophisticated meeting facilities as well as the group's award-winning wellness retreat, Chuan Spa, based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chuan Spa will be positioned as the very best spa in Chicago spanning almost 9,000 sq ft of holistic facilities.
Job Profile:
Position: Pastry Chef
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Restaurant - Upscale Casual
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Experience: 7-10 years
Education: Commensurate experience
Job Location(s): Illinois
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