Pastry Baker Assistant
Plan, prep and set up quality products in respective areas of the Pastry/Bake Shop in accordance with departmental quality standards and specifications. Maintain organization, cleanliness and sanitation of assigned station and equipment. The assistant baker performs basic baking work and responsible for their assigned station. Work requires self-discipline, motivation and good interpersonal skills.
80% COOKING/PREP: Details vary depending on station/area assigned:
- Plan, prepare, assist and display quality products in assigned station of the Pastry/Bake Shop in a timely and consistent manner.
- To include (but not limited to):
- Breakfast pastries, bread production, ice creams, sorbets, frozen desserts, outlet desserts.
- Preparation and assist on service of dietary restrictions requests from the Bake Shop.
- Maintain a work area that is neat, safe and clean by utilizing proper handling and storage procedures of bakery mise en place.
- Assistance to ensure goal and objectives of the bake shop and culinary department are met on a daily basis
- Monitor assigned respective area of practice to ensure that standards and regulations are followed
- Check desserts preparation for assigned station before it is delivered to the customer to ensure proper preparation and respect of the recipe.
- Assist in banquet preparation and pickups when requested by Supervisor/Manager.
- Produce the finest quality product on a consistent basis.
- Know all menu items from respective areas and its ingredients.
- Report any unsafe working/food safety conditions to Culinary Management as well as Engineering team as needed to bring said conditions under control.
- Inspect all refrigerators and freezers on a daily basis to ensure the respect of Food Safety and health department standards. These can include, but are not limited to expired product, time-temperature abuse, and improper label/dating/wrapping of products.
- Must attend to mandatory culinary meetings to ensure communication between management and employees.
- Communicate to Manager / Lead Baker any potential problems or concerns in order to rectify the problem in a timely fashion.
- Responsible for communicating with co-workers and supervisors on each shift of any problems or concerns.
- Consult with Lead baker on a daily basis about special events, production needs and special requests
- Work as a team with the Bake Shop and Culinary team.
- Assist with Inventory and ordering, plating for banquets, and other kitchen duties as assigned
Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, staff may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the Resort. In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required.
In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the Resort:
Supervision Exercised: None
Supervision Received: Executive Chef, Pastry Chef, Lead Baker
High school or equivalent education required. Minimum of one year experience in a similar capacity in a full-service fine dining restaurant or four-star or higher hotel/resort. Artistic talent required. Additional experience considered where applicable to responsibilities. Good leadership skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace. Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process. Requires great communication skills, both verbal and written. Use of Resort-approved communication devices (radio, pager, earpiece, etc.). Ability to read recipes and follow their instructions. Must have ability to read and understand tickets. Must have the ability to delegate tasks if necessary based on level of business. Basic math computational capability including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Ability to work under little or no direct supervision and be accountable for subordinate cooks. Ability to deal with problems and resolve them efficiently. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and hot environment. Must maintain current food handler certification.
- Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature generally is moderate and controlled by Resort environmental systems; however, must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10°F) and kitchens (+110°F), possibly for one hour or more.
- Walking and standing is required during most of the workday. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task.
- Ability to physically handle knives, pots, mirrors, or other display items as well as grasp, lift and carry same from shelves and otherwise transport up to 50 pounds to every area of the kitchen. Ability to perform cutting skills on work surfaces, topped with cutting boards, 3 to 4 feet in height (banquet kitchen, prep kitchen, bake shop, etc.). Proper usage and handling of various kitchen machinery to include slicers, buffalo chopper, grinders, mixers, and other kitchen related equipment.
- Ability to physically self-demonstrate culinary techniques, i.e., cutting, cooking principles, plate presentation, safety and sanitation practices.
- The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
- Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space and to reach other locations of the Resort on a timely basis
- Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis.
- Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 250 lbs. occasionally.
- Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
- Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and subordinates.
- Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near and color vision and depth perception.
- Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.