Chef de Partie, Pastry

 

BETA5 Chocolates is seeking an experienced Chef de Partie to support our Pastry Production Team. This position is an excellent opportunity for candidates looking to be challenged in a creative environment. Having been recognized as one of North America's Top 10 Chocolatiers, and recipient of numerous international awards, experienced pastry cooks with an interest in a modern approach to pastry, chocolate and confectionery will thrive in this role.

// Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of experience in fine dining restaurants, luxury hotels or comparable environments with a focus on quality
  • knowledge and understanding of classic French pastry techniques and methods of production, in addition to a familiarity with modern approaches to the craft
  • experience leading and training within a small team environment
  • dedicated, detail-oriented, and creative individual with a respect for the craft of pastry and chocolate
  • good understanding of chocolate and pastry trends, both locally and internationally

 

// Responsibilities

  • manage day-to-day production within the pastry kitchen
  • complete weekly ordering and manage inventory together with the Pastry Sous Chef
  • perform frequent quality checks to ensure adherence to standards and work to continually improve products and production methods
  • assist with monthly inventory counts and the maintenance of inventory and production management system
  • work closely with Executive Chef and Sous Chefs to conceptualize and develop new products for seasonal and holiday collections
  • promote a disciplined, professional and inclusive work environment


// Performance Expectations

 maximize productivity of the team

  • create and maintain an organized structure within the department (updated and accurate recipe books / daily + weekly production plans)
  • ensure that all team members have the resources they need to perform their required tasks effectively (effective inventory / ordering control)
  • provide direct support within the pastry kitchen to ensure smooth and efficient production

 maintain consistency and standards in the production process

  • ensure products are made consistently and to standard
  • maintain a clean, safe and organized work environment
  • nurture the mentality of perfecting the craft through repeated, consistent performance

 motivate team for peak performance

  • foster an environment where employees are challenged
  • recognize / reward good performance
  • take a coaching approach to performance conversations

 empower the team

  • delegate responsibilities appropriately
  • encourage cooks to take risks, and encourage learning from setbacks or failures
  • hold each team member responsible for the successful completion of their assigned tasks

 promote a problem solving approach to work that rewards active engagement in the process

  • foster curiosity with an emphasis on developing a deeper understanding of factors that play a crucial role in achieving consistent results

 

// Start Date

January 10, 2019

// Compensation

$40,000 / year, or based on experience

 

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@beta5chocolates.com - all applications will be handled in confidence.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.