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 - 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.