Assistant Pastry Chef

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Job Description

Description of the Position:

Assist in supervising the overall bakery operation in assigned kitchen, including directing team members in their daily job functions and in their appropriate assigned areas. Assist in the supervision and work of the pastry operation to include: the preparation and production of all pastry, bread and dessert items ensuring the efficiency of the kitchen operation on a scheduled shift is completed in accordance with Company specifications and standards. Carries out responsibilities with minimal direction and exercises good judgment to achieve desired results.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

* All team members are obligated to support and uphold the Valley View Casino’s Standards of Excellence as outlined in the Team Member Guide to Success.

* Maintain positive guest relations at all times, resolving guest complaints and ensuring guest satisfaction. Greet guests in a courteous and caring manner using personalized service.

* Assist in the training of Team Members on preparation of croissants, danish, muffins, bear claws, biscuits, cornbread, fruit breads, dinner rolls, hamburger buns, bioche, turnovers, boules, specialty breads and pastries as determined by the Executive Pastry Chef.

* Oversee and implement new items that will be made for the Buffet, BLD’s, Black and Blue Steakhouse, Banquet Events and Poolside Buffet.

* Perform daily inventory and ordering to par and business levels. Specific monitoring and proper ordering, rotation and utilization of all high cost perishable items and fresh berries.

* Respond and assist with all internal and external guest requests through email, phone calls and accommodating any last minute requests for amenities and cake orders.

* Ensure that all recipes are current and updated to reflect menus in the various outlets. Ensure that all recipes are organized and efficiently arranged in the

* Help direct and actively participate with staff to assemble all cakes, pastries, cookies, pies, hot and cold desserts and ensure that all a la carte dessert orders and amenity orders are received and directed to correct pastry staff. Monitor all finished products for quality and quantity by checking all finished set functions at the end of the day. Properly label items and ensure all items are present. Ensure all products are attractively garnished, fresh and appealing to the eye.

* Ensure that all items are correctly marked and delivered to the correct area or restaurants in a timely manner.

* Ensure that all food items are prepared and served according to the Pastry Chef’s standards, specifications, and recipes. Assist in preparation and maintenance by checking production lists for correctness by cross referencing with Eos.

* Coordinate daily with the Stewarding department to ensure that the area is being properly cleaned. Communicate with the Stewards as to cleaning specific areas of the bakery that need to be done each day such as exhaust hoods, ovens, proofers, fan guards, walk-in refrigerators, interior and exterior of ovens, freezer floors, refrigerator curtains, door seals and oven racks and upright racks.

* Ensure proper storage of all food, and rotation, labeling and dating of all products. Ensure that all items are gone through daily. Complete a daily log book to indicate current quantities of product on hand each day from outside vendors (Westgin Bakery, Dolce Italia, etc). Ensure that any spoilage and/or shortages of product are reported and correct credits are received.

* Adhere to control procedures for food costs, labor cost and food quality. Assist in inventory and month end procedures. Ensure that all dead stock items are correctly utilized and coordinate with Team Members to reduce all dead stock items.

* Ensure pastry operation meets all Health Department requirements for sanitation including proper rotation of food and daily cleaning of icebox, walk- ins and refrigerators. Ensure that proper temperatures of walk-ins and freezers are maintained. Ensure that all Steritec inspections are followed up on and that correct sanitation guidelines are adhered to.

* Assist with the development of team member schedules. Input weekly schedules into E-Time in a timely manner. Ensure that PTO forms are correctly filled out and processed. Monitor and sign off on all overtime.

* Ensure that The Buffet has correct coverage and that breaks are taken as assigned. Assist with schedule changes and coverage of PTO requests.

* Maintain and advance camaraderie throughout the outlet, improve team morale, create an open avenue for communication, and assist with scheduling.

* Responsible for conducting all responsibilities in a professional and ethical manner.

* Responsible for maintaining a consistent, regular attendance record.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

* Supervises any Team Member(s) under span of control.

* Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training Team Members; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and coaching and/or correcting Team Members; addressing complaints and resolving problems toward a non biased outcome.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

* High school diploma or GED equivalent.

* Four years of experience in pastry/baking in a large, full service hotel or restaurant.

* One year of previous supervisory/management experience.

* Technical school certification in pastry or baking or two years of technical school training in pastry or baking.

* Working knowledge of the fundamentals of baking and pastry preparation, accepted standards of sanitation, and the operation of all kitchen equipment.

* Leadership skills including having the confidence and ability to articulate clear and precise direction.

* Ability to build and further create a positive work environment with open communication and consistency.

* Ability to maintain and advance camaraderie throughout the outlet.

* Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide audience.

* Strong organizational skills.

* Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

* Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as addition subtraction and multiplication tables.

* Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

* Must apply for, receive, and maintain a Gaming License from the Tribal Gaming Agency.

* Must successfully pass a drug screening test.

* Must be able to successfully pass applicable auditions or skill testing.

* Will be required to carry a company provided cell-phone at all times to receive and respond to work related calls.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience in a gaming environment.

* Demonstrated experience in the art of coaching for success.

Physical Requirements of the Position:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

* Clear vision (close, distant, color, peripheral, and depth perception) is needed for navigating office and casino environments, reading and reviewing reports and policies, operating data processing equipment and other essential job functions.

* While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member is regularly required to talk and hear.

* The Team Member is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, manipulate, handle, or feel.

* The Team Member is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.

* The Team Member must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions:

* The Casino is open 24 hours per day, seven (7) days per week; therefore, you must be flexible to work any and all shifts.

* While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member is exposed to second hand tobacco smoke, moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.

* The Team Member is usually subject to inside environmental conditions, which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes.

* The Team Member is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions and to wet and/or humid conditions.

* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. When on the casino floor, the noise level increases to loud.

Other Information:

* Native American hiring preference applies.

* This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be instructed by management to perform other tasks or functions.

* You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description and your ability to commit to the Standards of Excellence.

* Management has the right to revise this job description at any time.

* The job description is not a contract for employment.

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