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Assistant Pastry Chef
Occasions Caterers
655 Taylor St NE, Washington, DC, United States
Occasions Caterers hiring Assistant Pastry Chef in Washington, DC

Occasions Caterers hiring Assistant Pastry Chef in Washington, DC

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

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2 years

Job Details


Reporting to the culinary leadership team, the Pastry Assistant Chef is responsible for tasks that focus on the day to day activities with an emphasis on production, quality control, time management and kitchen sanitation. Assist pastry chef in all areas of the department while maintaining operating standards.

Essential Functions

  1. Assist Pastry Chef in overseeing the production and presentation of all deserts for all client tastings and events, according to established recipes and procedures.
  2. Reviews production needs to determine variety and quantity of goods to order and maintain appropriate par stock.
  3. Prepare plated desserts, cakes, pies, tortes, custards, buttercreams, confections, chocolates, ice creams, sorbets, sauces, garnishes and a wide variety of items, including those with dietary restrictions.
  4. Ensures work areas are cleaned and maintained, including utensils and equipment.
  5. Detects and communicates with Kitchen Management regarding spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment and/or other unusual conditions.
  6. Completes production sheets and other records as required according to schedule.


  1. Knowledge of nutrition, food and food industry trends.
  2. Strong pastry cooking abilities at a high volume.
  3. Supervisory skills.
  4. Collaboration skills.
  5. Customer/Client Focus.
  6. Technical Capacity.
  7. Stress Management/Composure.
  8. English Communication Proficiency.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a full scale kitchen environment, housed with equipment such as an oven, stove, dishwasher, slicer, coffee machine, steamer, mixer and chef’s knives. The employee is frequently exposed to heat, steam, fire and noise.

Physical Demands

The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less. The position requires manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work vary, generally Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and including weekends and holidays as needed.   

Required Education and Experience

  1. Associate degree in Pastry Arts from a recognized institution preferred and or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  2. Two years (2) in baking or pastry role at a high level, high volume catering, food service or hospitality industry experience.  
  3. Two (2) years in a pastry management role.
  4. Experience and knowledge with new and cutting edge presentation or plated desserts.
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Event Catering

(202) 546-7400