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Union Square Hospitality Group hiring Pastry Sous Chef in New York, NY

Union Square Hospitality GroupMore Info

Full/Part Time • Salary/Hourly ($70k)
Expired: Feb 23, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details

Who you are:

In collaboration with the Pastry Chef, the Pastry Sous Chef is responsible for all pastry menu execution and development. The Pastry Sous Chef oversees a team of Pastry Cooks that are responsible for preparing high quality products in all areas of the pastry department. The Pastry Sous Chef should have an endless passion for desserts, a great attitude, and exceptional work ethic. Successful candidates require great efficiency and focus, good communication skills, a pleasant friendly attitude, and a strong passion for hospitality and growth.

What you'll do:

  • Ensure high performance and overall excellence & hospitality in the Pastry Department throughout each day’s specific service periods, ensure consistent execution of pastry offerings and timely flow of service.
  • Always maintain positive working relationships and clear communication with Kitchen & Service teams.
  • Ensure that all recipes, product, food preparations and food execution meet restaurant's specifications and commitment to culinary excellence.
  • Continuously provide support to all pastry staff and actively participate on the in line as needed.
  • Assists in food prep assignments and/or cooking during peak periods as needed and ensures that the team appropriately stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations during service period.
  • Maintain a clean and stocked workplace, prep area, kitchen area, storage area and walk-in

What we need from you:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a Pastry leadership position
  • Certification in Hospitality-related field, or equivalent (preferred)
  • An understanding of baking and pastry techniques, production and a basic understanding of how to use kitchen equipment
  • Eagerness to learn and grow
  • Positive demeanor, ability to give and take direction, and passion for the food industry
  • Open availability
  • English fluency and additional languages preferred, but not required

What you’ll get from us:

  • Annual salary of $70,000, plus bonus potential 
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you with an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Options (health care, dependent care, transit & parking)
  • Employee Assistance Program to support overall mental wellbeing
  • Exclusive access to primary care, mental health, and other healthcare services through Radish Health
  • Annual dining credit and 51% dining discount throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to the USHG HUGS Employee Relief Fund


Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary/Hourly ($70,000.00)

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

Required Skills

Pastry menu execution

Pastry Development


Team Management

High Quality Product Preparation


Communication Skills


Positive Attitude


Work Ethic

Passion for Desserts

Food Preparation

Passion for hospitality

Stock Management



Baking and pastry techniques

Cleanliness and Organization

Kitchen equipment usage

English fluency

Language Fluency (English)

Eagerness to Learn

Positive Demeanor

Hospitality Certification (Preferred)

Direction Taking

Time Management

ability to take direction

Medical knowledge

Problem Solving

Dental knowledge

Vision knowledge


Fluency in English

Parental Leave Support

Customer Service

Life Insurance

Financial Management

Flexible Spending Options

healthcare knowledge

Employee Assistance Program

healthcare services

dining credit


Conflict Resolution

Investment Knowledge

Menu Development

access to employee relief fund

Resource Management

Risk Management

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Part of Union Square Hospitality Group

We're looking for people with a high HQ. That stands for hospitality quotient, and it's the signature trait that keeps our organization thriving.

If you're a person with a high HQ, it means that you get joy out of making other people feel good. We place the highest premium on attracting and nurturing people like you, because we know that everything we have achieved began with our employees—people who are not only great at their jobs, but also have great instincts for doing right by others. If that describes you, we hope you can find your place with us.

We offer a range of exciting restaurant and hospitality businesses that will challenge your abilities, expand your skills, and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages championship performance and growth.

USHG offers competitive compensation, meaningful benefits, and a winning work environment designed around the philosophy of Enlightened Hospitality.

We offer medical, dental, vision, 401K, flex pay, life insurance, employee dining program, paid vacation and parental leave. USHG provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.