Pastry Cook I

Destination Hotels Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Job Overview

This position will plan, prep, set up and prepare quality products in all areas of the Pastry/Bake Shop to include, but not limited to, pastries, desserts, breads, ice creams, sorbets, creams, simple syrups, jams, displays/centerpieces, in accordance with departmental quality standards and specifications.

Essential Functions

* Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas

* and strictly abide by State sanitation/Health regulations and Hotel requirements

* Meet with Pastry Chef/Sous Chef to review assignments, anticipated business levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance

* Establish priority items for the day and inform the Pastry Chef of any supplies that need to be requisitioned for the day's tasks

* Prepare and produce dessert menu items for Restaurants, Room Service and Banquets following recipes and yield guides

* Produce centerpieces for Banquets and buffets

* Display items attractively and to specified requirements

* Inform the Sous Chef of any shortages before the item runs out

* Maintain proper storage procedures as specified by Health Department and Hotel requirements

* Review status of work and follow-up actions required with the Pastry Chef before leaving

* Maintain positive guest relations at all times

Qualifications

* Previous upscale hotel experience

* A minimum formal education of a high school diploma

* Should have any required certification to Handle Food

* Fluency in English both verbal and non-verbal

* Comprehend and follow recipes

* Excellent customer service focus and communication skills

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