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

  • 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.



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.


  • 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.

*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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