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.
I. Job Summary
To prepare food items in the pastry section of the kitchen assigned to you by the Executive Pastry Chef according to standard recipes to ensure guest satisfaction is consistent with ZUMA Standards.
II. Essential Job Functions
A. To ensure that all food products are consistent with recipes. B. To monitor closely the mis en place requirements for the pastry section. C. To maintain all mis en place at a sufficient levels to ensure an uninterrupted flow of food during the service period while controlling food quality, consistency, appearance and taste. D. To monitor the daily work assigned to staff and ensure that given guidelines are followed and to take the necessary corrective measures. E. To work straight or split shifts depending on the needs of the business. F. To check incoming goods are consistent with the relevant order sheet and quality specification while ensuring wastage is kept to a minimum. G. To carry out daily checks to ensure storage areas are maintained to a high level of hygiene. H. To supervise and prepare daily mis en place and ensure that the pastry section is ready for service. I. To ensure kitchen and food preparation areas are totally clean when left unattended. J. To coach every new chef for the first few weeks, following Zuma standards for training. K. To assist in the ongoing training of employees ensuring they are equipped with the necessary skills to perform their duties with the maximum efficiency. L. To build an efficient team of employees while taking an active interest in their welfare, safety and development.
III. Additional Duties
A. Performs other job-related duties as directed. B. To work as a team player at all times and be prepared to be flexible in order to ensure that operations are always as efficient and profitable as possible.
IV. Education, Experience and Skill Requirements
A. High School Diploma B. Good communication and organizational skills. C. Ability to handle stressful situations and be able to prevent and/or handle emergency situations. D. A cheerful, positive attitude when working with a variety of people, and be able to work well under pressure. E. Responsible, neat and clean in appearance. F. Strong communication skills with supervisors and team members. G. Must be able to read, write and speak English.