Jr. Pastry Sous Chef

Property:  HOTEL IRVINE (1100)

Irvine, CA, 92614

Division:  Hotel Irvine (HI)
Req ID:  32562

Position Summary:

The Jr. Pastry Sous Chef will be responsible for the Pastry kitchen, following recipes and plating guidelines consistently, preparing all product to the Hotel Irvine’s culinary standards, ability to maintain composure under stressful circumstances.

Job Duties:

The Jr. Pastry Sous Chef must be knowledgeable in the Culinary field with the ability to multitask, work well with co-workers, able to work independently, supervise cooks, complete assigned tasks as directed.  Daily Duties include but not limited to:

  • Finish cooking and plate according to established standards and guidelines, generating requisitions for goods and product inventory.
  • Liaison between front of the house, sales and catering to provide special guest amenities, client gifts and unique logoed items.
  • Ordering product, train and develop staff, develop daily specials.
  • Oversee the food quality in the pastry shop, control food and labor cost, menu development
  • Together with stewarding develop cleaning schedule, check storage of food to minimize waste, scheduling staff, maintaining kitchen equipment, promote and monitor safety at all times.
  • Evaluate the vendors constantly to ensure best possible price for the best possible product.
  • Expert in all pastry cooking techniques.  Combined skills in: organization, coordination and communication.  Familiar with hotel policies, fundamentals of operation and Hotel Irvine’s mission and vision statements.  

Pastry Sous Chef’s other responsibilities include:

  • Taste! Taste! Taste! The flavor of food is what makes a lasting impression 
  • Commit to perfect food preparation and presentation each and every time
  • Respect the food by properly using products and minimizing waste
  • Concentrate on all details during production to ensure consistency
  • Enhance the guest experience by valuing their unique needs
  • Demonstrate Authentic Hospitality when interacting with guests and employees
  • Actively participate in all communication to ensure food is expedited quickly and efficiently
  • Ensure your appearance is neat and professional throughout your shift
  • Create a safe and well-organized workstation
  • Embrace your passion for food. Fuel your knowledge by keeping up with culinary trends
Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to do each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must possess Serv Safe Certification.

Education and/or Experience: 3-5 years’ experience as Pastry Sous Chef is mandatory.
Mathematical Skills: Intermediate Math
Language Skills: Bilingual in English/Spanish is helpful. Ability to read and understand simple instructions.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to assess situations that arise and make thoughtful decisions.

  • Communication skills
  • Friendly disposition
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Knife skills
  • Safe food handling and sanitation knowledge
  • Understanding Hotel Irvine’s computer systems i.e. Kronos, Outlook, LMS, Microsoft Office.

About Us:
Hotel Irvine (a part of Irvine Company’s Coastal Collection) is an independent lifestyle hotel that’s redefining where business stays.

A breath of fresh air in an otherwise mundane sea of ordinary, Hotel Irvine offers a sleek, vibrant, look delivering a contemporary hospitality experience that provides guests with personalized service, pops of bright color and energy bursting from every space.

Our employee community is comprised of hard-working, dedicated hospitality professionals who deliver genuine, personalized service that stays with guests long after they’ve left. It’s an environment populated with talented, passionate and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

Apply today to join our employee community, and learn more about Irvine Company, our legacy and our guiding principles.

Irvine Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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