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Pastry Cook
Union Square Cafe
101 East 19th Street, New York, NY
Union Square Cafe hiring Pastry Cook in New York, NY

Union Square Cafe hiring Pastry Cook in New York, NY

Union Square CafeMore Info

Full Time • Hourly ($18.00 - $21.00)
Expired: Jul 10, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

Union Square Cafe’s seasonal cuisine draws inspiration from the kitchens and tables of Italy, France, and Northern California. Union Square Cafe—the flagship business that launched Union Square Hospitality Group—has been one of the country’s most beloved restaurants for more than 35 years. In our second home on 19th Street, Union Square Cafe embodies the heartfelt passion and generosity that has been the restaurant’s calling card since we opened in 1985. Designed by Rockwell Group, our new home preserves the restaurant’s signature charm, intimacy, and familiarity in a fresh, contemporary dining environment. Union Square Cafe has won five James Beard Awards and earned Zagat Survey’s #1 ranking as New York’s Most Popular Restaurant an unprecedented nine times.

Who you are: 

The Pastry Cook is responsible for the daily preparation of food and pastry items for service in the restaurant. You have a strong passion for food, technique, and an eagerness to learn more, which comes with the opportunity to build on your skills and grow as a leader in the kitchen.

What you'll do:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of baking and pastry techniques, production, and proper use of kitchen equipment
  • Consistently ensure that station mise en place is excellently prepped, seasoned, and prepared to the standards taught by restaurant’s culinary leaders by the beginning of service.
  • Maintain a sound and inquisitive working knowledge of common seasonal ingredients and retain new knowledge of ingredients used in our cuisine.
  • Effectively participate in a professionally run service period, restocking stations as needed and performing last minute or special-order prep needs with a calm sense of urgency. 
  • Communicate effectively and hospitably with all teams throughout the day and throughout service.
  • Maintain an orderly and neat work area displaying calm professionalism to promote food quality and reduce waste. Follow all recipes, portioning, proper storage and FIFO to minimize waste.

What we need from you:

  • 1+ years experience as a Pastry Cook
  • Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time
  • English fluency and additional languages preferred, but not required     

What you’ll get from us:

  • Hourly rate of $18 - $21/hr*
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you with an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 51% dining discount throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • 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
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Generous Employee Referral Program
  • Access to the USHG HUGS Employee Relief Fund

*The above represents the expected hourly range for this position. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your experience and other job-related factors.

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Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($18.00 - $21.00)

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


Required Skills

Understanding of Baking and Pastry Techniques

Knowledge of Proper Use of Kitchen Equipment

Ability to Prep Station Mise en Place to Standards

Knowledge of Common Seasonal Ingredients

Ability to Communicate Effectively With Teams

Maintaining an Orderly Work Area

Following Recipes and Portioning

English fluency

Ability to stand for long periods of time

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Part of Union Square Hospitality Group

Union Square Cafe—the flagship business that launched Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group—has been one of the country’s most beloved restaurants for more than 30 years. In its new home on 19th Street, Union Square Cafe embodies the heartfelt passion and generosity that has been the restaurant’s calling card since it opened in 1985. Union Square Cafe’s seasonal cuisine draws inspiration from the kitchens and tables of Italy, France, and Northern California. Designed by Rockwell Group, Union Square Cafe’s new home preserves the restaurant’s signature charm, intimacy, and familiarity in a fresh, contemporary dining environment.

Union Square Cafe has won five James Beard Awards and also earned Zagat Survey’s #1 ranking as New York’s Most Popular Restaurant an unprecedented nine times.

We offer medical, dental, vision, 401K, flex pay, life insurance, employee dining program and paid vacation. 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.

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