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Pastry Cook
Aya Bakery
1332 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
Pastry Cook at Aya Bakery

Pastry Cook at Aya Bakery

Aya BakeryMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Aug 10, 2019

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Requirements

1 year


Job Details
About Us
 

Located in West Town, Pastry Chef Aya Fukai has opened her own bakery, Aya Pastry, which utilizes her extensive pastry experience to showcase artisan breads and whimsical cakes and pastries.  The mission at Aya Pastry is to support Chicago chefs and business owners by providing an extensive bread and pastry program whose quality is unmatched by other bakeries.

During her tenure at Maple & Ash, Aya was nominated in 2017 for James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef and won Eater’s National Pastry Chef of the Year in 2016.  In Chicago, Aya as the Executive Pastry Chef, cultivated the bread and pastry program for the two-Michelin starred restaurants, Sixteen at Trump and Ria at the former Elysian hotel.  The management team at Aya Pastry shares Aya’s impressive background and experience in fine dining and upscale hotels.    Come on by to join our amazing team!



   
Responsibilities
 
  • Daily production for all dessert items; including but not limited to plated dessert components, pastries, and ice creams.
  • Ability to follow directions and recipes.
  • Assist in kitchen organization and cleanliness.
  • Daily check of pars and quailty.
  • Fulfill orders for delivery given by pastry sous chef or executive pastry chef.
  • Delivery check-ins.
  • Attend certain outside events and programs
 
 Requirements
 
  • 1 year or more experience in pastry production.
  • Knowledge of lamination, chocolate work, production of confectionaries, and building cakes and entremets preferred.
  • Must maintain a high level of cleanliness and be aware of all food safety standards (must have Illinois' food handler's certificate).
  • Must have a flexible schedule including the ability to work on holidays.
  • A great attitude, an eagerness to learn, and passion for pastry.

Required Skills

Cake Making

Cake decorating

Ice Cream/Sorbet

Pastry Commissary

Pastry Production

Petit Fours/Mignardises

Time Management

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Located in West Town, Pastry Chef Aya Fukai has opened her own bakery, Aya Pastry, which utilizes her extensive pastry experience to showcase artisan breads and whimsical cakes and pastries. Aya’s background in fine dining restaurants and upscale hotels brings a new level of quality and understanding of her clients. The mission at Aya Pastry is to support Chicago chefs and business owners by providing an extensive bread and pastry program unmatched by other bakeries.

Aya Pastry always keeps the chef in mind when creating breads. The thoughtful and versatile bread menu includes breads such as: country sourdough, signature baguettes, shokupan and chicago buns. Pastries will include unique savory and sweet croissants, jumbo “dino” macarons, Samoa cakes, pancake cookies, as well as a colorful array of celebration cakes, which will be available for wholesale purchase.

Aya, who was nominated in 2017 for James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef and won Eater’s National Pastry Chef of the Year in 2016, has worked for many respected restaurants throughout Boston and Chicago. Most recently, Aya cultivated the bread and pastry program for the two-Michelin starred restaurants, Sixteen at Trump and Ria at the former Elysian hotel. The management team at Aya Pastry shares Aya’s impressive background and experience in fine dining and upscale hotels. The incredible talent of Georgia Vinzant, Tim English and Leslie Farrer strengthens the execution of Aya’s mission.

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