Pastry Cook 1: Full Time Year Round

Kitchen New Paltz, New York


BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Preparation and production of baked goods, pastries, breakfast pastries, and all associated pastry items for a resort serving up to 2500 meals per day, in accordance with company standards and local health regulations.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:    

 

  • Support Bakery and Pastry Operation, and adhere to kitchen standards regarding proper uniform, service standards, food production, safety and sanitation, and morale.
  • Maintain work spaces including stainless steel tables, equipment, dry storage shelves, walk-in refrigerators, freezer, and general sanitary condition of bake shop production and storage areas in a neat and orderly fashion.      
  • Monitor the quality and quantity of food that is prepared. Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards including all assigned production.
  • Check inventory and maintain par stocks, requisition items as needed and maintain an awareness of costs/expenses.  
  • Monitor the quality and quantity of food that is prepared prior to distributing to “front of house” staff for delivery to guest.
  • Prepare and cook food according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards, and food preparation checklist.
  • Prepare special dietary meals or substitute items.
  • Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients.
  • Organize and detail the work area for AM and PM dessert service
  • Test and inspect foods to determine if they have been cooked sufficiently.
  • Demonstrate basic knife handling skills and familiarity with basic kitchen equipment and machines.      
  • Operate equipment such as ovens, stoves, grills, mixers, proofers, microwaves, steamers, kettles, and fryers.
  • Research industry trends regularly and maintain a current knowledge of common or trending practices in the industry.
  • Work productively and efficiently with or without supervision when performing routine tasks.
  • Learn, retain, and demonstrate a full knowledge and understanding of all dessert menu offerings.
  • Assist in production planning, record keeping and reporting as required.
  • Assist in the requisitioning and receiving of all food and supplies as required.
  • Perform job safely while maintaining a clean, safe, and organized work environment.
  • Follow all Mohonk Mountain House safety and security policies and procedures.
  • Maintain proper rotation of product in all refrigerators (FIFO) to minimize wastage/spoilage.
  • Maintain food storage and cooler logs in adherence to food safety standards.
  • Sanitize and ensure cleanliness and maintenance of all work areas, utensils, and equipment.
  • Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.
  • Stand for up to five hours at a time.  Walk distances up to five miles.
  • Maneuver carts or dollies safely with loads up to 200 pounds up and down stairs, elevators, through passageways or outdoors up to 75 feet.
  • Lift such items as boxes as heavy as 50 pounds.   
  • Handle hot items with care.
  • Check the working condition of equipment and machinery in accordance with specifications.
  • Identify safety hazards, report, and follow up to see that corrective action is taken and inform supervisor of hazardous situations.
  • Complete safety training and certifications when offered.
  • Speak, read and write the English language and communicate in a clear and congenial manner, with our guests, visitors and employees.  Hear verbal instructions, directions and warnings.
  • Perform basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Listen well, communicate effectively and establish effective working relationships with other staff, management, vendors and guests that have a variety of educational backgrounds and values.
  • Communicate assistance needed during busy periods.
  • Inspect work by touch, sight, sound and smell for conformance to prescribed standards.
  • Analyze problems and develop and implement action plans to address problems.
  • Work under time constraints, extreme temperatures, and high business levels.
  • Offer consistently professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow colleagues.
  • Assist all service staff and company workers in a professional manner insuring our guest service is in accordance with company standards.      
  • Attend shift briefings and actively participate daily.
  • Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets.
  • Adhere to Mohonk Mountain House’s Dress and Grooming Standards; presenting a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance and maintaining a positive, professional image to our customers.
  • Learn and successfully demonstrate the Mohonk Mountain House Service Steps with Service Strategies with guests and staff. 
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule including days/nights, weekdays/weekends, holidays, and during peak periods of business.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:   

 

  • At least 18 years old.      
  • 3 years culinary experience in similar operation.        
  • Certification in food service sanitation practices and prevention of food borne illnesses preferred.      

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.