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Pastry Cook

Company: The Colony Palm Beach Hotel
Location: Palm Beach
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Since 1947, The Colony Palm Beach has been the center of Palm Beach social life hosting-- U.S. Presidents, European Royalty and discriminating travelers from around the world. Be part of a historic, luxury boutique hotel exhibiting polished charm and ambiance only steps away from world-famous shopping and dining on Worth Avenue and the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

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The Colony Palm Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place.

JOB OVERVIEW: Complete all assigned prep list items and set up pastry station. Maintain product presentations, product quality and quantity, and preparation time standards. Prepare all menu items (all breads, breakfast bakeries, cookies and other specified baked goods) according to recipes, presentations and specifications. Maintain the organization, cleanliness and sanitation of work areas and equipment.


-Meet with Executive Chef/Executive Sous Chef to review assignments, anticipated business levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance.
-Complete opening duties:




-Set up workstation with required mis en place, tools, equipment and supplies according to standards.
-Inspect the cleanliness and working condition of all tools, equipment and supplies. Ensure everything complies with standards.
-Check production schedule and pars.
-Establish priority items for the day.
-Inform the Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager of any supplies that need to be requisitioned for the day's tasks.
-Transport supplies from the storeroom and stock in designated areas.
-Complete all assigned food prep list items for the day.
-Measure ingredients required for specific food items being prepared. Wash, cut, and prepare foods designated for baking.
-Prepare food items according to designated recipes and quality standards. Follow recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications as set by the Chef.
-Manage orders in a timely and efficient manner.
-Visually inspect all food sent from the kitchen.
-Maintain the highest level of standards of quality products at all times.
-Maintain full knowledge of food products and menu items.
-Maintain cleanliness and comply with food sanitation standards at all times.
-Assist in preparing pastry items for Banquets according to the menu.
-Stock and maintain designated food stations throughout the shift.
-Transport food supplies from storeroom or freezer, using trolley/basket to kitchen. Return surplus food to storeroom or freezer.
-Follow correct food handling procedures according to federal, state, local and company regulations.
-Disinfect and sanitize cutting boards and worktables.
-Transport empty, dirty pots and pans to the pot wash station.
-Perform all assigned closing procedures and tasks.

-Return all food items to the proper storage areas and store food according to health codes.
-Rotate all returned product.
-Wrap, cover, label and date all items being put away.
-Straighten up and organize all storage areas.
-Clean up and wipe down food prep areas, reach-ins/walk-ins, and shelves.
-Return all unused and clean utensils/equipment to the specified locations.
-Ice down hot items from the steam table, so they cool quickly.
-Turn off all equipment not needed for the next shift.
-Restock items that were depleted during the shift.
-Maintain proper storage procedures as specified by Health Department and hotel requirements.
-Minimize waste and maintain controls to attain forecasted food cost.
-Take an ongoing inventory of ingredients, stock and maintain sufficient levels of food on the line.
-Prepare requisitions for supplies and food items, as needed.
-Use proper knife skills.
-Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment; use equipment and tools only as intended, properly and safely.
-Check equipment and tools daily to ensure they are in good working condition and promptly report any defects/malfunctions to a supervisor.
-Maintain high standards of personal appearance and personal hygiene.
-Demonstrate ability to multi-task, manage time and work well under pressure.
-Maintain knowledge of all safety and emergency procedures and is aware of accident prevention policies.
-Maintain a professional courteous manner with all fellow employees.
-Assist the kitchen staff as required to ensure optimum service to guests.
-Assist with special and deep cleaning projects as assigned by a supervisor.
-Perform any other duties as requested by supervisor.

-Assist with organizing coolers.
-Assist with inventories as scheduled.
-Assist in plating up Banquets as assigned.
-Perform duties in other areas of kitchen as assigned.
-Research new products, menu items and display pieces.
-Assist in Stewarding, sort and wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, and/or pans using dishwashers or by hand.

Keywords: The Colony Palm Beach Hotel, Palm Beach , Pastry Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Palm Beach, Florida

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