Pastry Chef

Brea, CA Brea, CA
  • Depends on experience
  • Part Time / Full Time
  • Ask Us!, Meal Plan / Free Food, Employee Discounts

Positions: Pastry Chef 

Must have pastry experience and is available on weekends and evenings

The Opportunity: We are currently looking for a pastry chef to join our team at Old Brea Chop House.

Key responsibilities include:

1. Preparing menu items according to standard recipe, plating and time standards

2. Portioning, arranging, and garnishing food to ensure proper presentation

3. Labeling and dating all food items that are prepped and/or opened from their original packaging to ensure proper rotation

4. Assuming 100% responsibility for the quality of products prepared and served

5. Stocking and maintaining sufficient levels of food products at work station to ensure a smooth service period

6. Assisting other cooks during times of heavy business volume
Covering breaks and assisting other kitchen areas during slow periods

7. Assisting with storeroom duties as needed, such as receiving orders and rotating stock

8. Maintaining professional communication with front of the house staff to accommodate all guest requests and special dietary needs

9. Observing and testing food to ensure proper quality using methods such as tasting, smelling, or testing proper cooking temperature with a thermometer

10. Maintaining a clean and organized work area

11. Ensuring that equipment in work area is clean and in proper working condition

12. Operating a variety of kitchen equipment

13. Stocking, dating, rotating and checking temperatures of product

14. Demonstrating the Evolution Hospitality Values and Guiding Principles

Job Requirements

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

1. Must possess proficient knife skills

2. Ability to use cut glove and other kitchen safety equipment

3. Ability to adjust to high pressure situations 

4. Ability to work where there is frequent exposure to smoke, steam, high and low temperatures and humidity

5. Ability to stand, walk and move around during entire shift

6. Ability to handle, carry and/or lift items weighing up to 50 pounds

7. Ability to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy

8. Must be willing and have the ability to work a varied schedule that may include evenings, nights, holidays and weekends

9. Must have a valid Certified Food Handlers Card

10. Perform other duties as assigned.

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