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Executive Pastry Chef
Company Name:Fairmont San Francisco
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

Exceptional service and cuisine are hallmarks of the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts dining experience. As Executive Pastry Chef, your leadership, creativity and culinary skills will inspire your team to create spectacular desserts that bring every meal to a memorable (and delectable) end.

Hotel Overview:

World-renowned, The Fairmont San Francisco presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the fully restored hotel coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a regal experience.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

-Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow colleagues
-Lead and manage the quality/quantity of the Pastry department, as well as coordinate the production as it relates to banquet and restaurant functions
-Develop new dessert, pastry and bread products
-Maintaining payroll costs and productivity within budgeted guidelines
-To assist in the recruitment and training of all new Pastry Cooks
-Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs
-Follow outlet policies, procedures and service standards
-Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage
-Work closely with staff to ensure high quality and consistence of food preparation and presentation
-Maintain departmental standards in accordance with Fairmont Hotel Core Standards
-Ensure employees adhere to Safety and Health Standards
-Create and implement new Menu items in all outlets.
-Manage employee performance and development through training, coaching, performance management or corrective action
-Other duties as assigned


-Minimum of 4 years of Pastry experience in a similar high volume environment; this will include all areas of pastry function such as: wedding cakes, baking, showpieces, yeast, dough, French pastries, chocolates, and sugar work

-Strong leadership experience, and proven track record of building engaged and productive teams

-Preferred Culinary School Education
-Must be highly resourceful and innovative, detail oriented, quality conscious and aware of contemporary trends in presentation & preparation
-Must be an effective leader, manager, trainer, developer, administrator, and team player with strong communication and organization skills

-Kosher experience is an asset as well as previous experience teaching or doing demonstrations
Visa Requirements: Must have proof of eligibility to work in the United States

APPLY TODAY: Whether you're launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!


At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

Fairmont is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Feel free to visit our website at www.fairmont.com to find out more about our company.

Job Profile:
Position: Executive Pastry Chef
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Hotel
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Negotiable
Experience: 4 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree Preferred
Job Location(s): California
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