Pastry Chef - Detroit Foundation Hotel

Kitchen/Culinary Detroit, Michigan

Position at Detroit Foundation Hotel

Do you want to be part of the exciting revitalization of Detroit?  The soon to be open Detroit Foundation Hotel is looking for a Pastry Chef to join the pre-opening team!

Detroit Foundation Hotel is at the forefront of the renewal of the Motor City. A transformation of the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters and adjacent Pontchartrain Wine Cellar building, The Foundation will be the top hotel in the market with authentic inspiration, design, and programming that respects Detroit’s past, yet is looking forward through its revival.

The food and beverage programming will include a three-meal restaurant and bar with approximately 200 covers positioned to be among the top restaurants in the region. The hotel’s restaurant will present iconic New American cuisine, and with space that will serve as an incubator for culinary students, up and coming chefs and visiting culinary influencers. The elevated bar program will focus on collaboration with Michigan breweries and distillers.

The hotel will feature approximately 4500 square feet of meeting space, including a rooftop ballroom and a unique podcast studio. The 100-room hotel is scheduled to open Spring 2017.  

As a member of the pre-opening team, you will be part of a hotel unlike anything else in the area. In this unique role, the Pastry Chef will be involved in pre-hotel opening planning such as team recruitment and department set up.

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  • Motivate and coach all associates on the Kitchen’s food production team to ensure that all established standards are met
  • Complete mis en place and set-up stations for meetings, breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner service
  • Check pars for shift use, of-stock items or possible shortages
  • Assist in setting up plans and actions to correct any food cost problems
  • Ensure correct preparation and presentation of a consistent level through production and demonstration
  • Control labor and operating expenses
  • Ensure sanitation standards that are set forth by the hotel, local, state and federal regulations are in compliance
  • Maintain a daily log for communication between kitchen associates and with management
  • Good reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English language
  • College degree preferable
  • 3-5 years previous experience in multiple culinary/food and beverage department head positions
  • Thorough understanding of excellent service, labor control, maintenance, merchandising and accounting
  • Computer literate
  • Lead by example and foster mentoring relationships
  • Outstanding verbal and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent knowledge of food, wine and cocktails

  • Anticipate and deliver exceptional service consistently
  • Intuitively service each guest, associate, visitor or client
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a focus on the details
  • Follow instinct and use her/his best judgment to create experiences for guests that are thoughtful and genuine
  • Greet each guest promptly, courteously, graciously with eye contact, a smile and good posture
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times to reflect the high standards of the hotel

  • Maintain a good working relationship with other associates by promoting teamwork and fostering a harmonious working climate
  • Partake in a positive work ethic and surrounding environment
  • Standard hotel/restaurant setting

Aparium Hospitality Services, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. Detroit Foundation Hotel is a smoke-free, drug-free facility, and equal opportunity employer.