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Pastry Sous Chef - West Town Bakery
West Town Bakery & Diner
1916 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
West Town Bakery & Diner hiring Pastry Sous Chef - West Town Bakery in Chicago, IL

West Town Bakery & Diner hiring Pastry Sous Chef - West Town Bakery in Chicago, IL

West Town Bakery & DinerMore Info

Full Time • Salary/Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expires: Jun 12, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details

West Town Bakery is looking for an experienced Pastry Chef Sous Chef to prepare a variety of desserts, pastries or other sweet goods. Your skill in baking high quality treats should be matched by your creativity to develop new amazing tastes and recipes, while your dedication to ensuring that our wholesale customers receive their correct and complete orders is paramount. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in culinary arts with a passion for sweet and delicious creations. They must adhere to health and safety standards to provide clients with the best possible serving. The goal is to enhance customer satisfaction so that we can maintain and expand our clientele. West Town Bakery has a loyal retail and wholesale following with hopes to continue growing for many years to come.

Essential Functions:

  • Bake, assemble and decorate pastries
  • Determine preparation and cooking production schedule for pastries and baked goods
  • Research, develop and test new recipes
  • Ability to read and follow prep lists and standardized recipes
  • Strong time management skills and ability to ensure that the pastry production team is completing their prep lists in a timely manner
  • Basic knife skills
  • Have a good knowledge of breads, batters, baking and pastry
  • Must be able to work 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
  • Open and break down according to the standards of the Chef and deep clean on a weekly basis
  • Completion of company systems including: walkthroughs, prep lists, costing, recipes, ordering, inventories and management of staff

Other Functions:

  • Must be able to report to work as early as 6am
  • 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
  • Comply with health and food safety standards, restocking items and cleaning

Physical Functions:

  • Ability to stand/walk a minimum of 10 hours or as needed
  • Must be able to exert well-paced and frequent mobility for periods of up to 10 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, Guest and Employee traffic
  • Must be able to tolerate potential allergens: peanut products, egg, dairy, gluten, soy, seafood and shellfish

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary/Hourly (Based on Experience)

Desserts, Salads / Sandwiches / Soups, Breakfast / Brunch, American

Bakery / Patisserie, Casual Dining

Part of The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group


West Town Bakery blends Chicago's urban street art and music while focusing on the techniques and flavors of the pastry scene. From our managers and chefs to our bakers and baristas, each member is instrumental in the creation of our breads, pastries, coffees and cakes, based on the principal belief that everyone should be able to have their cake and eat it too.

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