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Zalatimo Sweets Co
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Executive Pastry Chef

Job Description and Requirements

~~Executive Pastry Chef

What will I be doing?
•As Executive Pastry Chef, you would be responsible for directing and administering the planning, preparation, production and control of all pastry production in the bakery’s continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability.
•Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:
•Direct, oversee and participate in all pastry production and operations, to include, but not limited to, quality preparation and presentation of pastries, desserts and baked goods, compliance with all safety and sanitation standards and regulations, team member productivity and performance, implementation of policies and procedures, cost controls and overall profitability
•Create and implement new items for outlets based on current food trends and regional tastes in partnership with Director of Food and Beverage
•Ensure compliance with local and company health, safety and sanitation awareness standards
•Perform general management duties including, but not limited to, systems management, budget and forecasting, report generation, department management and meeting participation and facilitation
•Monitor and develop team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision and professional development, scheduling, conducting counseling and evaluations and delivering recognition and reward
•train team members
•Assist fellow team members and other departments wherever necessary to maintain positive working relationships

What are we looking for?
•Hospitality - We are passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
•Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.
•Leadership - We are leaders in our industry and in our communities.
•Teamwork - We are team players in everything we do.
•Ownership - We are the owners of our actions and decisions.
•Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline.

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:
•Quality.
•Productivity.
•Dependability.
•Customer Focus.
•Adaptability.

Requirements:
•Proven experience as head pastry chef.
•Proficient in English and Arabic.
•Associate’s/Technical Degree in Culinary Arts (Pastry/Baking); 5 or more years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Exceptional proven ability of kitchen management .
•Ability in dividing responsibilities and monitoring progress.
•Outstanding communication and leadership skills.
•Up-to-date with culinary trends and optimized kitchen processes.
•Good understanding of useful computer programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS).
•Must have the ability to perform basic math skills.
•Must have the ability to identify problems, collect data, analyze, and draw valid conclusions.
•Basic computer knowledge.                                                                                                        

To Apply:
•Submit resume detailing your experience.
•Submit a cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit