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Head Pastry Chef

Company: Austin Country Club
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*Position: *Head Pastry Chef

*Reports to: *Executive Chef

*FLSA Status: *Exempt

*Employment: *Full-time

*Location: *Austin Country Club

4408 Long Champ Drive

Austin, TX 78746

*Club Overview: *

Austin Country Club was established in 1899. They are a member-owned club 10 miles outside the city of Austin located in the Westlake suburb. Facilities include an 18-hole Pete Dye golf course, indoor teaching center, 10 tennis courts, fitness center, Olympic size pool, baby pool and a 52-slip marina on Lake Austin. Dining facilities include both formal and informal dining rooms, grills, poolside pub, ballroom and multiple banquet rooms. The Club is well known for both it's a la carte and banquet culinary offerings and boosts a food & beverage revenue of more than $8 million. For more information on the Club please visit our website _

*Position Summary: *

The Head Pastry Chef will be responsible for creating and delivering the Club's pastry program for a la carte and banquet dining, including seasonal menus and creatively inspired desserts, pastries and sweets. With the goal of creating an in-house program, the Head Pastry Chef will lead the pastry team and assist the team in the production of breads, pastries, sweets, ice-creams, fillings and toppings, including design, creation, execution and presentation. The Pastry Chef is responsible for daily preparation of all baked goods and pastries for the a la carte, private dining, specialty orders, and is responsible for creating/recommending the dessert menu and dessert specials. The Head Pastry Chef will exercise leadership with attention to detail to elevate and sustain an exceptional pastry program. The Head Pastry Chef is accountable for the quality and consistency of all pastry products, leading, directing and assisting and overseeing pastry cooks and ensuring breads and pastries are produced and served according to specifications.

*Responsibilities Include: *
* Creating, recommending and implementing the Club's pastry program for a la carte and banquet dining, including dessert menus, a bread program, seasonal menus and creatively inspired desserts, pastries and sweets.
* Leading, directing, scheduling, coaching, training, monitoring and evaluating all pastry cooks.
* Planning and anticipating that the proper levels of pastry items are prepared based on forecasted needs and special orders and they are promptly delivered to the designated location for consumption.
* Ensuring that pastry chop is sanitary, neat, clean, organized, safe, and is a comfortable environment at all times.
* Managing the inventory of all products and supplies needed for the pastry shop, including ordering, ensuring proper rotation of products and utilizing controls to minimize food supply and waste.
* Operating all pastry shop equipment in a safe manner and practicing proper personal hygiene and ensuring all pastry cooks are properly trained and operating all pastry shop equipment and practicing proper personal hygiene.
* Developing pastry cooks through training and delegating specific tasks and responsibilities by providing clear and complete instructions and expectations and ensuring pastry cooks are learning and developing their pastry skills.
* Developing pastry shop recipes and techniques for pastry production that provide a consistent high quality product and exercises portion control over food items.
* Preparing and overseeing all baked goods, puddings, gelatins, frozen desserts, stewed and baked fruits, pies, cakes, pastries, icings, custards, fondants, puff pastry items and fillings used in desserts.
* Managing and overseeing the pastry and dessert table setups and presentations.
* Creating/recommending the dessert menu and consulting with events, Executive Chef or event hosts on dessert menus for Club or private events.
* Continuously learning about the new creations, technics and industry trends for pastries and applying what is learned to improve the pastry program.
* Attend and participate in all Banquet Event Order (BEO) meetings.

*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: *
* Proven experience in dessert, pastry, sweets and bread production.
* Attention to detail, knowledge of ingredients and an aesthetic/artistic eye.
* Maintain high standards of quality and appearance for all food prepared and served.
* Ability to create new deserts that will also pair well with foods and wines offered on the menu.
* Full comprehension, understanding and knowledge of safety, sanitation and food handling procedures.
* Ability create, read, understand and follow recipes, ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals and work with mathematical such as probability and inference.
* An Associate's degree in culinary with a concentration in pastry or related degree or equivalent years of experience.
* Ability to work flexible schedules, including weekends and holidays.
* Full comprehension, understanding and knowledge of safety, sanitation and food handling procedures.
* Full comprehension and understanding of federal, state and local health and safety regulations.
* Ability to create and bake and decorate cakes and pastries.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially, Word and Excel.

*Club Benefits: *
* Health insurance after the first of the month following sixty (60) days of employment.
* 401k retirement plan after one year of service with a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of your contribution and 50% of your next 4% and 5% contribution.
* Reasonable expenses paid for professional association and certifications.
* Coverage of regular monthly cell phone expense.
* Club provided meals.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $72,000.00 - $78,000.00 per year

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Disability insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Referral program
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
Physical setting:
* Bakery
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Austin, TX 78746: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Austin Country Club, Austin , Head Pastry Chef, Other , Austin, Texas

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