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Pastry Chef
Virgin Hotels - New York City
1227 Broadway, New York, NY
Virgin Hotels - New York City hiring Pastry Chef in New York, NY

Virgin Hotels - New York City hiring Pastry Chef in New York, NY

Virgin Hotels - New York CityMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($70k - $80k)
Expired: Mar 15, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

3 years


Job Details

Who we are:

We love what we do and what we do is important!  We believe that everyone should leave feeling better – this means not just our guests, but also our teammates.  Everyone should go home feeling better because they learned something new, or had fun working that day.  Therefore, we hire unique individuals who work together to create amazing experiences for our guests.  We recognize that every member of the team contributes to the success of the whole hotel.  No one is more important than anyone else, and unless we are in it together, we can’t create that special experience for our guests.

 

Your mission:

Should you decide to accept it…

We are looking for an exceptional Pastry Chef to spearhead pastries for our new fine-dining restaurant- Costeno.  From prepping ingredients to making sure products go to all outlets correctly and on time. You are a great leader, leading by example on being clean and organized. You love to watch our guests walk away happy. You’re very driven by fresh local food and want to be a part of creating the next best thing.

 

Our Food and Beverage areas are sure to impress! This won’t just be a restaurant or a hotel banquet operation. It will be a culinary hub for gatherings and entertaining. Open for all meal periods and late-night snacks. Our goal is to create an ambiance where locals and visitors feel at home and we always have something up our sleeve to impress. This is achieved with a solid grounded team led by a seasoned hospitality professional. 

 

This position is made for someone who is a hard worker and is driven by learning and excitement to create memorable cuisine for a great guest experience each and every day. This person executes recipes that directly impact every outlet of the hotel. 

 

The Nitty-Gritty:

What exactly you will be doing

In helping you understand your role in working for a world class organization, the following is a list of your essential job responsibilities.  Please keep in mind that this list is not all inclusive and that you may be asked to perform other job tasks by your supervisors/managers not listed below in the constant quest to provide “out of this world” customer service experience for our guests: 

  • Taste, Taste, Taste! It all starts here. You will be responsible for tasting dishes that come off the line. You are quality control and make sure everything comes out consistent. From sauces to complete dish always checking for flavors and seasoned well. All in all just make sure it’s delicious. 
  • Precision. The art of baking and pastry is all about being exact. If you are a little off in your measurements it could make a big difference in the final products. 
  • Communication is key! You will be handling all the prep for the outlets communication what is need when and where is very important.. Having a solid communication bond with teammates sets us up for success. Being able to listen and adapt is very important. Having a team that can communicate with one another is the heart of any organization. 
  • Clean and organized! You are Mr. Clean making sure that you and the team are following heath codes is important.  We want to make it a clean safe work environment. Sanitation buckets at all times. You love fresh product and so does the guest, a sharpie and a label is your new best friend.
  • Attributes for success: You will be leading a team and constantly interacting with team members in yours and other departments. All of that takes hard work and a keen eye. At the heart of it all means your passion for baking and party and service is matched by some key traits: motivation, time management, multi-tasking, self-starting, quick thinking, dedicated to success, able to handle & execute multiple projects all while being driven, positive and focused. 
  • Team work! Yes that right we are a working family. We rely on each other day in and day out. You treat everyone with respect both back and front of the house. If someone needs help, help them.

 

What qualities are we looking for?

You got skills?  If you are able to perform the following, then you have definitely come to the right place…

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Great team player with the ability to create excellent working relationships across the group. 
  • Ability to adapt to change in menus and concept.
  • Strong communication skills to all team members.
  • Be able to use metric measurements.
  • Can build cakes and plate banquets.   
  • Creativity and innovation are essential! 
  • Product knowledge, yeah you have to actually know what you are talking about.  If you don’t know it, you research it.
  • Find solutions before problems arise.
  • Ability You must know weights and measurements.
  • Anticipate needs and over-deliver wherever possible.
  • Candidates must think on their feet and use their initiative to solve problems and deliver solutions.
  • Comply with all safety and health department procedures.  The kitchens need to be clean, organized and sanitary.  Proper temperature procedures are always in place.
  • Able to change direction and work on multiple project aspects at once as needed.
  • Leadership ability and behavior consistent with Virgin Hotels Core Values: Fun, innovative, original and personable, and striving to deliver high quality and brilliant customer service

Background must-have:

  • Current, legal and unrestricted ability to work in the United State.
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts preferred.
  • Food Service Handler Card and TIPS certification that is currently valid for a minimum of at least 6 months.
  • Preferred: 3-5 years’ experience in a full service and/or upscale dining restaurant.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($70,000.00 - $80,000.00)

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Italian, Spanish, American

Full Service Hotel, Luxury Hotel

Part of Virgin Hotels

Positioned in the heart of Manhattan, Virgin Hotels New York is the perfect base for savoring the sights, sounds and tastes of one of the most famous cities in the world. So go on – drop off your bags and take a bite out of the Big Apple.

Director of Food and BeverageGeneral Manager