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Pastry Chef
The Surf Club Restaurant
9011 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL 33154
The Surf Club Restaurant hiring Pastry Chef in Surfside, FL

The Surf Club Restaurant hiring Pastry Chef in Surfside, FL

The Surf Club RestaurantMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($85k - $90k)
Expires: Jul 27, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

5 years

Job Details

Join Chef Thomas Keller's renowned Florida destination, The Surf Club Restaurant, as the Pastry Chef. This role is integral to our culinary team, where you will lead the pastry department, playing a critical part in maintaining and elevating our culinary excellence. The Surf Club Restaurant, located within The Surf Club, interprets classic Continental cuisine for a contemporary audience, celebrating the swinging patrons of '50s and '60s hotspots with a modern twist.

At The Surf Club Restaurant, we believe that working in our kitchen is both a challenge and a privilege. The ideal candidate for this role will appreciate the structured framework while embracing the opportunity to contribute creatively. If you thrive on maintaining high standards and delight in culinary creativity, we invite you to join our team and be part of a truly exceptional dining experience.


  • Team Leadership: Oversee both the production and service teams within the pastry department, ensuring seamless operation and coordination. As the leader in Pastry, you will be directing a dynamic team, ensuring the highest standards of performance.
  • Collaboration: Act as a liaison with the General Manager (GM) and Chef de Cuisine (CDC), ensuring that all demands and requests are met with flexibility and precision. Your ability to adapt and respond quickly to various demands will be crucial.
  • Adaptability: Handle a variety of tasks, always adhering to the high standards of The Surf Club Restaurant. From crafting last-minute delights for large events to preparing intricate desserts and presentations for service, you must be ready to respond to the kitchen's dynamic needs.
  • Leadership and Learning: Lead by example while being open to continuous learning. Foster a structured environment where systems are crucial yet provide the flexibility for creative input and menu changes. Embrace The Surf Club Restaurant's way of doing everything, from crafting bonbons to maintaining a spotless station.
  • Quality Assurance: Maintain the highest standards in cleanliness, organization, and technical execution, ensuring every product meets The Surf Club Restaurant's exacting standards.
  • Administrative Duties: Complete performance counseling paperwork, manage ordering, and oversee inventory responsibilities.


  • Minimum of 5 years in a high-standards, ideally Michelin culinary environment, preferably within a Michelin-starred restaurant.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational prowess, and excellent cleanliness standards. Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to lead a team and be a player as well, work collaboratively, and adapt to a dynamic, high-demand environment. Your leadership will be key in maintaining the structured yet flexible environment at The Surf Club Restaurant.
  • A deep desire for achieving culinary excellence and enthusiasm for food, beverage, and hospitality, with a particular focus on pastry. You should delight in the opportunity to work with top-tier equipment, ingredients, and talented and passionate professionals.
  • Ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities, maintaining composure and effectiveness under pressure. From sudden requests to nightly service requirements, the candidate must be prepared for a variety of demands and enjoy the challenge of it.

Chef Keller’s collection of restaurants are founded on a culture of mentorship and provide a solid foundation of skills to support the culinary profession. We are proud to offer:

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Peer mentorship
  • Scholarship programs
  • Company sponsored medical and dental plans with a contribution of up to 85% of your individual premium*
  • Voluntary plans such as vision, life insurance, accident, short- and long-term disability insurance, pet insurance, and student loan refinancing.
  • 401K with no waiting periods and the opportunity to receive up to 4.0% of your salary as matching contributions.
  • Employee discounts at Chef Thomas Keller's casual properties
  • Family meal
  • Commuter benefits

Who we are:

Chef Thomas Keller raises the bar for the American culinary scene. His restaurants are legendary – The French Laundry, Bouchon, and The Surf Club Restaurant among them – and he is the only American-born chef to ever hold multiple three-star Michelin rankings. Chef Keller’s culinary skills and high standards make him an inspiration to younger chefs and have earned him countless accolades, including The Culinary Institute of America’s “Chef of the Year” Award and the James Beard Foundation’s “Outstanding Chef” and “Outstanding Restaurateur” Awards. He is also the first male American chef to be designated a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. In 2017, Chef Keller led Team USA to its first-ever gold medal in the Bocuse d’Or, a prestigious biannual competition that is regarded as the Olympics of the culinary world. Chef Keller is the author of six best-selling cookbooks and holds an honorary Doctorate in Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

*Company contribution depends on your plan selection. Benefit offerings are subject to change over time.


Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($85,000.00 - $90,000.00)

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

Required Skills

Team Leadership



Leadership and Learning

Quality Assurance

Administrative Duties

Attention to Detail

Organizational Skills

Interpersonal Communication

Ability to Lead and Work Collaboratively

Desire for Culinary Excellence

Ability to Adapt to Changing Demands

High Standards of Cleanliness and Organization

Technical Execution

Inventory Management

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Upscale Casual, Fine Dining, Restaurant Group

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Part of Thomas Keller

Located within the historic Surf Club, Chef Keller’s restaurant honors the location’s history of good times and grand parties with classic Continental cuisine for a modern audience. Like the swinging patrons of ’50s and ’60s hotspots this restaurant celebrates, The Surf Club Restaurant knows how to have fun.

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