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LEAD PASTRY COOK in Chicago, IL at Everest Restaurant - Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants

Date Posted: 4/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

EVEREST is hiring a LEAD PASTRY COOK for our KITCHEN team!
2-3 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Personalized French Cuisine

Guests may order the acclaimed tasting menu or select from the three and four course prix fixe menus. Acclaimed Chef Joho offers a caliber of personal service and culinary excellence that define “world class”.

Caring. Creative. Careers.

 Join the Lettuce Entertain You family! Our 100+ restaurants are nationally recognized for great food and service and as great places to work. We hire and care deeply for people with creativity, passion and the drive to be the best. And we reward our teams with top notch benefits, career-long training and development and opportunities for growth.

Is this you?

  • You take care of yourself. (Energy and stamina. You’ll need both.)
  • You care for others. (Teamwork and success. They are one and the same.)
  • You care about guests. (Quality. The bar is high.)

If you want a career at a progressive company with a long-standing commitment to people, join our caring and creative team.

EOE. We participate in E-Verify / Participamos en E-Verify

Availability Needed: Dinner, Weekends, Late Night, Evening (4-10p), Evening, Flexible schedule which may include nights, weekends and holidays

Job Requirements

Responsible for the preparation, production and presentation of baked goods, pastries and desserts for the restaurant.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist Chef with managing the pastry workload on the line
  • Assist Chef in overseeing the pastry inventory and communicating needs to ordering manager
  • Available to work a variety of hours, days and shifts, including weekends
  • Safely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools and equipment, including knives
  • Ability to effectively communicate in order to perform and follow job requirements in written and spoken direction
  • Ability to multi-task calmly and effectively in a busy, stressful environment
  • Work in a confined, crowded space of variable light, noise and temperature levels
  • Able to move and lift up to 10 pounds, frequently move and/or lift up to 25 pounds, and occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand and walk for an entire shift and move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven or slick surfaces

DUTIES

  • Produce pastry items according to prescribed recipes
  • Prepare ingredients needed for pastry recipes
  • Maintain food quality standards including consistency and presentation
  • Coordinate proper food storage according to standard operating procedure
  • Meet with Executive Pastry Chef to coordinate and ensure production standards
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of pastry recipe books prescribing ingredients, product specifications and portion sizes, which become property of LEYE
  • Perform a daily “walk through” of inventory to prioritize product utilization
  • Identify and communicate inventory and equipment needs to ordering manager
  • Perform varied duties to ensure proper BOH operation according to standard operating procedures
  • Adhere to standard “zoning” procedures
  • Understand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictions
  • Comply with all safety and sanitation guidelines and procedures
  • Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Get along well with others and be a team player
  • Other duties will be assigned as needed