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.
Applicants to this position must reside within a 90 mile radius of the property.
L'Etoile & Graze restaurants of Madison, WI seek an experienced Head Baker for early morning baking and prep. L'Etoile & Graze serve a variety of yeasted breads, baguettes and an assortment of laminated pastries.
Minimum 2 years prior fine dining experience is required. Must have strong managerial and organizational skills.
This position demands creativity on a daily basis, excellent communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest of culinary standards.
Applicant should also work well under pressure, be organized, flexible, self-motivated, willing to work long hours, and have a sense of humor.
Other pluses: a positive mental attitude and an outgoing personality.
Wage will be based on experience. This is a full-time position, with benefits. Schedule is based on a minimum 40-hour work week.
Please send cover letter, resume and references to the above email address in PDF or DOC format.
Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Create, plan, implement and supervise the production of top quality pastries, desserts and baked goods in a cost-effective, professional manner.
Training and daily supervision of bakery staff.
Collaborate with Pastry Chef to create and recommend menu changes to the Executive Chef.
Supervise the daily production and distribution of all pastries and baked goods; ensure recipes and standards are followed, food and labor costs are controlled, the appropriate quantity is prepared and safety standards and regulations are followed in order to provide top quality goods for an enhanced guest experience.
Monitor and control the maintenance/sanitation of the pastry department and equipment to ensure a healthy, safe work environment which meets/exceeds federal, state, and Hotel standards and regulations.
Order and maintain pastry & bakery supplies at par levels to ensure quality production. Assists Executive Chef to implement and monitor cost control and inventory to achieve a profitable result.
Other duties/responsibilities as directed by Chef Tory Miller.
L'Etoile and Graze passionately support Wisconsin farmers; we are proud to feature local, organic and naturally-raised ingredients on each of our menus. In following food from the farm to the plates we serve, we have learned that respect for the land and a thoughtful relationship between people and their environment is vital to thriving cultures. Many cultures celebrate terroir and embrace the role of food in society with rich food traditions, lively open air markets, and celebrations centered around seasonal harvests. At L'Etoile we support established and burgeoning artisan traditions, local farmers, and local farmers markets, and cultivate our own Wisconsin slow food heritage that embraces seasonal eating.
Our menus are primarily composed from local ingredients all year round, and achieved through our partnership with a large network of small-scale farms. These farmers provide most of our meats, dairy and produce; including cellared root crops and greens from un-heated hoop houses throughout the winter months. Combined with the restaurant's strategy of putting up quantities of local produce throughout the growing season, our culinary options remain creative, delicious and regionally-reliant, even in the coldest months. Although we do not seek to be regionally-exclusive; our exceptional local ingredients are most delicious when combined with seafood, specialty crops and artisan products from all over the world.