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Pastry Cook
Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, United States
Rainbow Room hiring Pastry Cook in New York, NY

Rainbow Room hiring Pastry Cook in New York, NY

Rainbow RoomMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Jul 12, 2019

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3 years

Job Details


The Rainbow Room, the quintessential New York venue, has been the site of some of the city's most celebrated events since first opening in 1934.


We are seeking skilled, passionate professionals who take great pride in delivering unparalleled experiences and who value teamwork, integrity and professional development in a spectacular, world-class setting.


Your Role….

The Commis Pastry at The Rainbow Room is responsible for ensuring the highest quality and standard is applied to when coordinating or preparing food.


What you do...    

  • Responsible for daily mis-en-place preparation for the pastry station.
  • Assist in the preparation and serving of desserts and pastry items according to standard recipes or as otherwise directed by the culinary management team.  This requires transportation of heavy food items.
  • Required to demonstrate basic knife skills and cutting methods for vegetables, herbs, fruits, potatoes, etc.
  • Assist to receive and stock up the kitchen with raw materials and ingredients on a daily basis.
  • Keeps all refrigeration, storage and working areas in clean working condition at all times in order to comply with applicable health regulations. 
  • Ensure that all correct methods of stock rotations, labeling and storage are followed.
  • Assist team in daily inventory of all areas when required, ensuring all items are weighed correctly; update Culinary Management of any missing items.
  • Ensure that spoiled or damaged serving utensils are not into use, particularly cracked or chipped china and glassware, bringing notice of any non-usable products to the Managers.
  • Good working knowledge of mathematical skills necessary to understand recipes, measurements, requisition amounts and portion size.
  • Ensure work is accurate and all items are checked by Culinary Management, such as recipes and daily mise en place list. Read and employ math skills for following recipes. 
  • Ensure all Rainbow Room records, logs and checklists are completed and submitted on time.
  • Assist in managing food production, wastage, planning and food cost.
  • Ensure the proper storage of product, checking on portion control to maintain quality product.  Is aware of the importance of the quality of food and helps to make every effort to prepare the best products possible. 
  • Good working knowledge of accepted standards of sanitation and hygiene and follows rules and regulations given by Culinary Management.
  • Responsible for performing any general cleaning tasks using Rainbow Room’s standard cleaning product as assigned to adhere to health standards.
  • Clean and maintain all equipment within the food production area making every attempt to prevent the damage of loss of any property.
  • Performs other duties as requested, such as clean up, executing special guest requests and cross-training.
  • Put deliveries and dry goods away, as well as clean work station/area.
  • Promptly report any hazards, unsafe working conditions or equipment which requires repair or maintenance to Culinary Management.
  • Attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required.
  • As outlined in the Associate Handbook, regular attendance and punctuality is essential to the successful performance of this position.  Associates with irregular time and attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • Due to the cyclical nature of the service industry, associates may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs. 
  • All associates are required to fully comply with Rainbow Room’s rules and regulations, which may be established from time to time, for the safe and effective operation.  Associates who violate Rainbow Room rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • Associates are expected to perform additional duties as necessary and assigned.


What it takes…

The individual must possess the above knowledge, 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.


  • Prior experience as a Pastry Cook in a high volume establishment is required.
  • Prior experience in the hotel/restaurant/catering industry in a similar is strongly preferred.
  • Must adhere to all company specific safety policies.
  • Be able to understand and communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Work cooperatively with other team members.
  • Able to take direction and constructive feedback from Management.
  • Must have open availability including early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Maintain a positive attitude in the work environment.
  • Highest level of professionalism.


Other things to consider….

  • A significant portion of the work day requires walking and standing
  • Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space and to reach other locations of the restaurant 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.
  • While performing the essential duties of this job the employee is frequently required to work in a limited physical space with variable atmospheric conditions including ventilation, lighting, smoke and extreme temperatures.
  • Must be able to work in an area where the noise level is usually moderate to loud.
  • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.
  • Must be able to follow uniform and grooming guidelines.
  • Must be able to follow all other policies implemented by Rainbow Room.


The above information is general in nature and level of work expected; it is not intended to be interpreted as an inclusive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualification required of employees assigned to this role.

The Rainbow Room is an Equal Opportunity Employer and shall treat all applicants for employment equally based upon job-related qualifications and without regards to race, color, age, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, disability, religion, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Required Skills

Food Safety Knowledge

Food Styling

Bread making

Cake Making


Food / Beverage Pairing


Ice Cream/Sorbet

Pastry Menu Development

Pastry Plating

Pastry Production

Petit Fours/Mignardises

Time Management

Vegan Baking

Classic Food / Wine Service

Conflict Resolution

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

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Fine Dining

The Rainbow Room offers impeccable service and refined contemporary cuisine, reinforcing its standing as a quintessential New York venue. Guests are transported by world class dining, entertainment and dancing, all set within the most elegant and elevated space in New York. The views alone are breathtaking, but the landmark design and grandeur of the room are equally unmatched.

The Rainbow Room is open for Sunday brunch and for a la carte dining and entertainment on Monday evenings. The rest of the week, Weddings, Corporate events, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and many more special occasions are beautifully executed at the Rainbow Room, and provide guests with an unforgettable New York experience.

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