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Executive Pastry Chef
Lazy Bear
3416 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Lazy Bear hiring Executive Pastry Chef in San Francisco, CA

Lazy Bear hiring Executive Pastry Chef in San Francisco, CA

Lazy BearMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($80k - $95k)
Expired: Oct 14, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details

Lazy Bear is looking for a Pastry Chef to join Chefs de Cuisine Taylor Zoller and Tim Jacob as well as Executive Chef/Owner David Barzelay, to lead our pastry program.

We strive to offer our guests a unique experience in our style of service and in our cuisine. We are looking for a passionate and focused individual who is committed to what it takes to deliver a special experience at the highest possible level of dining. Their cuisine will be precise and technique-focused, but ultimately striving for deliciousness and satisfaction with food deeply rooted in the American food lexicon. They will have an irrepressible interest in advancing the conversation of cuisine on the world stage, as well as a commitment to process, ingredients, and a profound identification with the Lazy Bear food philosophy. They will not be afraid to share their bold ideas, nor to question every aspect of what we do or could do.

The successful applicant will command an established team of dedicated professionals, and will work in a well-equipped kitchen with substantial resources to acquire whatever additional equipment or materials are necessary to execute their vision.


Job Duties

We are looking for someone who has the ability, dedication, and humility to do any job that is needed in service of the best possible guest experience, but who also has the organization and awareness to know which jobs would be best delegated to others and when. The pastry team led by the Lazy Bear Pastry Chef may be responsible for any or all of the following:

  • Creating and executing dessert courses and mignardises frequently centered around nostalgic flavors and incredible Bay Area ingredients, both wild and cultivated.

  • Utilizing and contributing to our extensive preservation programs, e.g. with jams, jellies, marmalades, ferments, infusions, and other types of preserves.

  • Developing and executing bread for service, to pair with our Lazy Bear butter.

  • Maintaining our ten year-old butter culture, and overseeing the weekly butter production.

  • Upholding the standards and the culture of Lazy Bear, including by overseeing and guiding our team members, as well as providing respectful discipline when necessary.

  • Communicating with potential new pastry team members when hiring is needed, observing stages, and making hiring decisions.

  • Managing orders and deliveries relating to the execution of the menu.

  • Visiting farmers markets regularly to stay apprised of the quality and availability of ingredients, gain inspiration, and maintain relationships with farmers and purveyors.

  • Effectively communicating with all aspects of the management team and members of the Back of House AND Front of House staff in order to facilitate the best experience for our staff and for our guests.

  • Maintain professionalism, decorum, and respectful demeanor even in a fast-paced and high-stakes environment.


About Lazy Bear 

Lazy Bear is a fine dining restaurant with a distinctive cuisine rooted in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a particular reverence for the wild and nostalgia for distinctively American cuisine. We hold two Michelin Stars, and expect constant improvement in what we do. 


  • Competitive salaried pay plus incentives

    • Work weeks are usually five days, with Sundays and Mondays off, and substantial time off for holidays.

    • Subsidized health, vision, dental, immediately upon hire

    • 401k with 4% match

  • Generous time off and maternity/paternity leave policies

  • Priority reservations and employee discounts on dining


Interested? Please respond with a brief cover letter along with your résumé to [email protected]

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($80,000.00 - $95,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Dining Discounts

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New American

Fine Dining

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We think that the best dining experiences are the ones in which we’re seated around a table sharing food and stories with others. Lazy Bear started as a dinner party in 2009, and now in our permanent location, it is still a dinner party. We hope it’s the best dinner party you’ve ever attended.

Our food is modern American, in the sense that we try to serve flavors that are intrinsically delicious and familiar to our American palates, in a format that calls to mind those great American shared eating experiences that we love. It’s communal and social, but the food and drinks are refined.

We are interested in people with passion and integrity, and the desire to not only help us achieve a high level of cuisine but to push the level of our creativity, experimentation, and standards on a daily basis.

(415) 874-9921