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Pastry Supervisor
Company Name:The Little Nell 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:The Little Nell Hotel/Element 47 Restaraunt in Aspen, Colorado is looking for an energetic creative individual to take on the Pastry Supervisor role.



Position Summary

Maintains smooth operation of the pastry kitchen during assigned morning or evening shift. Ensures food is prepared according to chef?s specifications and trains employees to hotel/kitchen standards. Prepares items for all facets of hotel food service.


Essential Functions of the Job


+ Provides back up support to am crew, pm crew and banquet functions with plating, preparation of mis en place, cleanliness

+ Expedites dinner service, cleans after shift, finishes daily production list

+ Assist pastry chef with administration of apprenticeship program, scheduling, disciplining and supervising

+ Communicate with Pastry/Executive Chef regarding staff performance, guest comments, special requests, menu changes, etc.

+ Train staff to standard performance levels

+ Assist in writing menu descriptions for all new dishes for FOH, and BOH, along with up to date recipes

+ Assist with production of menu items, special requests, menu development etc.

+ Assist with monthly inventory

+ Ensure food costs are at the forefront of menu development, systems and pricing

+ Enter new menu items into chef tech/update recipes

+ Monitor schedule and staffing levels, being mindful of budget and volume levels

+ Inspect product quality, pricing, and sourcing to provide the best quality/value



Additional job duties

+ Make manager aware of guest comments and complaints

+ Report to work in a neatly groomed and acceptable manner as outlined in the employee handbook

+ Report for shift on time

+ Comply with all policies and procedures for the food and beverage department, The Little Nell, and Aspen Skiing Company

+ Is familiar with hotel fire and safety procedures, assist in emergency and security procedures as directed by management

+ Complete tasks and projects delegated by your manager and assist other departments as business volumes and staff levels demand

+ Complete tasks and projects delegated by your manager and assist other departments as business volumes and staff levels demand.



Physical requirements of the position include:


+ Kneeling, bending, and standing for extended period of time

+ Ability to lift 50 pounds, push/pulling up to 200 pounds

+ Work in hot, steamy environment that includes noise, fumes, odors, mists and extremes of hot and cold



Education, Experience, Skills

+ High School diploma or equivalent.

+ Two years pastry experience.

+ Culinary degree or equivalent.


About Element 47
Named for silver on the periodic table, element 47 toasts the glory of Aspen's flavorful mining history.

Near the spot of an abandoned mining claim once dedicated to the famed little Nell, today's epicurean prospectors will find Chef Robert McCormick orchestrating soulful contemporary plates in his signature style.

Seasonal and artful, inventive and original, each menu item inviting additional exploration.

Be seated for breakfast, lunch, bar service and dinner daily in a decadent space, imbued with a sleek design by renown architectural firm Bentel & Bentel. Richly fetted banquets and sophisticated tones convey a sense of alpine elegance. Servers glide past the restaurant's glass wine wall -- bottles sought after by collectors and connoisseurs are corked and decanted by a famed team of sommeliers.





  
Company Profile:The Little Nell is a Colorado mountain destination for all seasons. Located in Aspen, where the excitement of America's most famous mountain town is enjoyed for both summer and winter adventure vacations. The Little Nell is the only ski in/ski out hotel in Aspen.

Overlooking the courtyard and facing the natural beauty of Aspen Mountain you will find Montagna restaurant, The Little Nell's elegant home to full-flavored delights courtesy of Executive Chef Robert McCormick. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Montagna is one of the best restaurants in Aspen enjoyed by locals and frequent visitors.

The Forbes Four Star Award-winning restaurant features European-influenced cuisine but fiercely highlights local Colorado ingredients from vegetables to meats.

Having worked at some of the top restaurants in the country, Chef McCormick has an extensive background in refined culinary environments. He spent five years with Daniel Boulud as corporate sous chef and helped open The Daniel Boulud Brasserie at the Wynn, where he and his team earned one Michelin star. Other highlights include time with Michelle Richard at Citronelle in Washington, DC, three years with Guenter Seeger and a stint at the five diamond Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park.
McCormick credits his diverse culinary training and background in helping him find his own brand of cooking, which he describes as European-based food created with strict technique and a lot of soul. McCormick is also a firm believer in using and highlighting local ingredients, including farm-fresh meats, vegetables and cheeses.

The Little Nell's 20,000 bottle wine cellar has consistently earned Montagna the Wine Spectator Grand Award in recognition of our restaurant's deep passion for wine and the matching of the restaurant's delectable menu with each guest's taste. Our Master Sommelier Jonathan Pullis is dedicated to selecting special and interesting wines from throughout the world.
  
Job Profile:
Position: Pastry Chef
Start Date: Winter
Job Category: Restaurant - Fine Dining
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Hourly
Experience: 2 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree Preferred
Job Location(s): Colorado
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