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Executive Pastry Chef
Company Name:Crystal Springs Resort
  
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:Executive Pastry Chef
Job Overview
The Executive Pastry is responsible for the pastry and dessert production and plate up for banquets, a la carte restaurants and fine dining including:
Crystal Tavern, Restaurant Latour, Springs Bistro and Crystal Springs Banquet Department. Our pastry department produces about 80 wedding cakes per year and oversees our gelatoria with over 17 gelato flavors spun daily.

Creativity, good organization and consistency are a must

The executive pastry chef is responsible for a team up to 6 people including pastry cooks, apprentices and interns

Guest satisfaction in our restaurants and banquets revolves around the food appearance, high quality of the food and overall dining experience
Executive Pastry Chef may be required to take on the executive chef or executive sous-chef's responsibilities when they are not present.

General Responsibilities

-Work closely with the Chef de Cuisines and executive team to review the kitchen standards and maintain them
-Sets up station according to restaurant guidelines.
-Prepares all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner.
-Follows recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications as set by the restaurant.
-Ensure all items are restocked as needed throughout the shift. Follow up with purchasing dept. in case of missing items, or sub-standard product quality.
-Cleans and maintains station while practicing exceptional safety, sanitation and organizational skills.
-Has understanding and knowledge of how to properly use and maintain all equipment in the station.
-Assists with the cleaning, sanitation, and organization of the kitchen, walk-in coolers and all storage areas.
-Performs any additional duties as requested by the Executive Team at any time.

Job Qualifications

Experience/ Knowledge:

-Prior pastry chef experience
-Advanced culinary degree or at least 5 years of continuous cooking experience in a distinguished establishment.
-Advance culinary knowledge in plated desserts, wedding cakes and banquet pastry production.
-Supervision experience
-Understanding and knowledge of safety, sanitation and food handling procedures.

Skills/Aptitudes:

-Professional communication skills are required.
-Ability to take direction.
-Ability to work in a team environment.
-Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.
-Must have problem solving abilities, be self-motivated and organized.
-Commitment to quality service, and food and beverage knowledge.

Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.
Must be able to speak, read and understand advanced cooking directions.
  
Company Profile:Crystal Springs Resort ~ So Much... So Close!

Crystal Springs Resort is a spectacular NJ vacation destination, acclaimed as the New York Metro area's most unique four-season resort. Located in the rolling farmland of the Garden State?s picturesque northwest, our world-class NJ resort is just an hour from New York City, and even closer to most northern and central NJ towns. Crystal Springs Resort offers so much to experience, you may come to think of our 4,000+ acre getaway as a playground for all ages.

7 championship NJ golf courses, including Golf Digest?s top-rated Ballyowen and the world's #1 golf instructor, David Leadbetter's Golf Academy.

Accommodations at the luxurious Grand Cascades Lodge in Hamburg, family-friendly Minerals Resort & Spa or recreation-rich Mountain Creek in Vernon

12 outstanding restaurants, cafes, & bistros

4-Star Restaurant Latour boasting one of the world?s best Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning Wine Cellars with 135,000+ bottles

Two fabulous NJ day spas including the new Reflections Spa and Elements Spa, rated #1 in NJ

41 trails at the NY Metro Area's closest major ski area, Mountain Creek - with over $20 million in new resort improvements including a new lodge, ground-breaking learn-to center, tons of new dining, waterpark, Mountain Creek Bike Park, ZOOM zip line, mountain coaster and so much more!

100,000+ sq. ft of impeccably-designed venues for meetings, weddings, & catered events

Endless events, activities and area attractions in all seasons - including hiking, wine tasting, festivals, shopping, skiing & snowboarding, mountain biking, waterparks and more!

America's #1 Residential Resort Community - Whether a weekend getaway, retirement home or year-round living; our maintenance-free lifestyle with golf fronting locations is a dream come true.
  
Job Profile:
Position: Executive Pastry Chef
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Resort
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Experience: 5 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree
Job Location(s): Northeast, USA; New Jersey
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