Pastry Chef-Downtown Job at Capital City Club, Atlanta, GA

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  • Capital City Club
  • Atlanta, GA

Job Description

Capital City Club Downtown Culinary Department is looking to hire an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and team-focused individual for a Pastry Chef position. The position includes full-time hours, health, vision, life, dental insurance, 401(k) with a company match, hot meal, and uniforms.

This position is responsible for all dessert production, recipes, and quality control for both á la carte and banquet production. This position is a “working” position and is responsible for the production of all requests from the Executive Chef, Catering Department, and Front of the House Management.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The duties and responsibilities of the Pastry Chef include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintain frequent communication regarding the status of all pastry food   production to the Executive Chef.
  • Responsible for production within a timely and cost-efficient manner according to the budget.
  • Ability to always produce at the highest level, including when given short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Ability to communicate with the Executive Chef when routine work, for various reasons, cannot be executed in the given time frame.  Must also bring solutions or alternatives for any challenges.
  • Ability to take the Executive Chef’s vision of a dessert (sweet or savory) and execute for large or small-scale production.
  • Ability to communicate with our members and produce custom-designed wedding cakes or pastries.
  • Inspect all equipment and machinery in the responsible area and report any challenges to the Executive Chef and Engineering Department.
  • Ability to apply thorough knowledge of the Pastry/Culinary arts and take full responsibility for the quality and presentation of food leaving the Pastry Shop.
  • Monitor the stock of baking ingredients and equipment and place orders within budgeted guidelines as needed, as approved by the Executive Chef.
  • Ensure all food is properly stored and all areas are cleaned to exceed the Executive Chef, government, state, and local health department standards.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 3+ years’ experience as Pastry Chef in a large upscale Club, Hotel, restaurant pastry operation, or cruise ship environment
  • Excellent “from scratch” baking skills, including cakes, cookies, dough, yeast bread, “quick” bread, petit fours, truffles, chocolates, candies, etc.
  • Possess knowledge of pairing desserts with wine, liquor, or beer based on “sensory dynamics”.
  • Possess excellent plated dessert skills for both banquet and á la carte functions.
  • Possess strong skills in sugar work, chocolate work, airbrushing, pastillage, gum paste, fondants, ice creams, sorbets, etc.
  • Excellent pastry display skills for buffet-type presentation of petit fours, mini pastries, full-size pastries, or any other type of buffet presentation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent knowledge of regional American desserts and pastries, as well as worldwide and classical desserts and pastries
  • Possess thorough knowledge and ability to create contemporary/new pastry production and presentation. Not afraid to break the rules or go outside the box in Classical Pastry Cooking
  • Experience in ordering your own supplies for your own department, within budget.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
*Associate Degree in culinary arts or 5 years pastry experience

All job applicants at this company who have been offered employment will need to undergo testing for the presence of illegal drugs as a condition for employment.

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