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Pastry Cook
Aya Bakery
1332 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
Aya Bakery hiring Pastry Cook in Chicago, IL

Aya Bakery hiring Pastry Cook in Chicago, IL

Aya BakeryMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience) plus tips
Expired: Oct 24, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


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, cakes, and pastries.
  • Ability to follow directions and recipes.
  • Assist in kitchen organization and cleanliness.
  • Daily check of pars and quality.
  • Fulfill orders for delivery given by pastry sous chef or executive pastry chef.
  • Delivery check-ins.
  • Attend certain outside events and programs
 
 Requirements
 
  • 2 years 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).
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds 
  • Must have a flexible schedule including the ability to work on holidays.
  • A great attitude, an eagerness to learn, and passion for pastry.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Commuter Benefits, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts, Wellness Program


Required Skills

Cake Decorating

Cake Making

Ice Cream / Sorbet Making

Pastry Commissary Knowledge

Pastry Making

Petits Fours Making

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.

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