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Pastry Cook
Steadfast Restaurant
120 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL
Steadfast Restaurant hiring Pastry Cook in Chicago, IL

Steadfast Restaurant hiring Pastry Cook in Chicago, IL

Steadfast RestaurantMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Nov 25, 2019

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1 year

Job Details

Steadfast Restaurant at the Gray Hotel is growing and looking for friendly and caring PM Pastry Cooks who enjoy being around people and working in a fine dining atmosphere with an attention to detail and a passion for food. Steadfast is a fun, fast paced environment with fine dining standards for both the front and back of house.  It’s a fun place to work and a great place to start a career too. A pastry line cooks will be responsible for following the directions of the chef and sous chefs, adhering to recipes, walkthroughs and prep lists


Essential Functions:

  • Ability to read and follow prep lists and recipes
  • Basic knife skills
  • Have a good knowledge of breads, creams, mousses, ice cream, petit fours and chocolate work
  • Must be able to work in a station on the line while maintaining strict sanitation standards
  • Communicate ordering and prep needs to those who manage outside of the shift
  • Maintain walk-in and cooler organization
  • Be able to adapt to changes in the daily and seasonal pace of service
  • Close down the restaurant every night to the standards of the chef and deep clean on a weekly basis


Other Functions:

  • Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the restaurant manager or immediate supervisor
  • Complying with health and food safety standards, restocking items, cleaning,
  • Operating the POS system, answering the phone, providing great customer service, and following Fifty/50 Restaurant Group policies & procedures


Physical Functions:

  • Ability to stand/walk a minimum of 8 hours or as needed.
  • Must be able to exert well-paced and frequent mobility for periods of up to 8 hours or as needed.
  • Be able to lift up to 20 pounds frequently.
  • Will frequently reach, feel, bend, stoop, carry, finely manipulate and key in data
  • Work in both warm and cool environments
  • High levels of noise from music, customer and employee traffic
  • Must be able to tolerate potential allergens:  peanut products, egg, dairy, gluten, soy, seafood and shellfish


Qualifications, Education and Behavior

  • At least 18 years old
  • Have a minimum of 1-2 years pastry cook experience
  • Culinary degree not required but preferred
  • Ability to work quickly while maintaining safety standards and procedures.
  • Ability to properly handle a knife, confidently
  • Active social media presence
  • Ability to work early morning hours
  • Ability to work consistent schedule at least 4 days per week


About the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group:

Formed in 2008, The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group is an independent company made up of hardworking, talented restaurant professionals. We have 11 restaurants with more on the way. We offer subsidized health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, employee discounts, paid paternal leave, and plenty of other benefits and perks to qualified employees.

We appreciate talent and reward hard work. To learn more about our concepts, visit

Interested candidates please apply in person at 120 W. Monroe St. or email resume to [email protected]

Compensation Details

Benefits offered after 60-90 days

Required Skills

Advanced Knife Handling



Dough Making / Portioning

General knife handling

Gluten Free



Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Pizza Cooking


Servesafe Certified


Up to 100 covers a night

Bread making

Cake Making

Cake decorating


Chocolate Making

Cost Optimization

Food / Beverage Pairing


Ice Cream/Sorbet

Menu / Recipe Development

Pastry Commissary

Pastry Menu Development

Pastry Plating

Pastry Production

Pastry Program Management

Petit Fours/Mignardises

Servsafe Certified

Show Piece Work

Staff Education / Motivation

Time Management

Vegan Baking


Wood Fire

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New American, American, Farm To Table

Fine Dining

Part of The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group

Steadfast is a chef-driven, upscale restaurant project from the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group located in the heart of the booming financial district at 120 West Monroe. Steadfast will be located in one of Chicago's treasured historic landmarks which is being redeveloped into the Gray Hotel.

Hyper-Seasonal cuisine is offered with Old and New World influences, along with in-house charcuterie and a bread and pastry program. Paired alongside a progressive cocktail priogram from beverage director Benjamin Schiller and a Sommelier driven wine program helmed by Benjamin Meyer the GM and their team of up and coming Sommeliers.

Steadfast will be built around a culture Engaging Hospitality, Excellent Service and a Warm Atmosphere.