Pastry Chef

Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Posted September 13, 2017

Job Overview

As the Pastry Chef, you will lead, supervise and direct the Pastry department. Ensure that all pastry personnel are fulfilling their job functions appropriately. Create dessert menu and presentation. Address and resolve all customer problems in an efficient and effective manner. Perform spot checks for menu accuracy and taste. In conjunction with The Executive Chef is responsible for supervising and assisting in the preparation of food items, based on standardized recipes while maintaining the highest standards to produce an appealing and appetizing product. He/she is also responsible for ensuring the cleanliness, sanitation and safety in the kitchen, work and storage areas while minimizing waste and maximizing cost/production ratio.

What you will be doing

  • Be incredibly friendly, customer centric, love to smile and have FUN in a team environment.
  • Have 3 or more years’ progressive experience in Hotel Food & Beverage experience or other successful F&B service industry; or a Culinary Degree with 2 or more years’ progressive experience in Hotel Food & Beverage experience or other successful F&B service industry.  Creates and plans all meals and menus for the restaurant/s, outlet/s and catered events.
  • Expedite peak meal periods by maintaining a "hands on" approach.
  • Monitors food outlets, buffets, stations and food displays for creativity, quality, cleanliness and food safety.
  • Assures timely set up, schedules well trained cooks in all areas in proper uniform.
  • Assists the Outlet-Restaurant Manager and the Banquet Manager in their daily and weekly duties as needed. 
  • Assists the food and beverage services for conventions and group activities at the hotel and coordinates with other hotel-level departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients.
  • Works frequently with subordinates in the Food and Beverage Department to ensure all aspects of business are running smoothly and on schedules to improve existing practices and services both in the front of the house and the back of the house.
  • Assist in the achievement of departmental objectives and goals.
  • Works within monthly set food cost budget, adjust food requisitions and controls waste.
  • Provides a professional image at all times through appearance and dress.

Note: Other duties as assigned by supervisor or management

Benefits for Full Time Employees

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • 401K retirement plan 
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Income*
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Vacation PTO & Holiday/Sick PTO
  • Employee Assistance Program

*Specific plans for specific positions

Windsor Court Hotel

300 Gravier Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

Telephone (504) 523-6000

Aimbridge Hospitality

Aimbridge Hospitality is one of the largest and most dynamic independent management companies in North America and the Caribbean. With an award winning portfolio of over 500 hotels and resorts with more than 70,000 guestrooms, our company operates across a full spectrum of property types in addition to independent luxury, boutique, and lifestyle hotels. Our highly resourced company offers an unrivaled track record of creating and maximizing asset value and holds an enviable position as an exclusive management company approved to operate all brands within the Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, Wyndham, and InterContinental systems as well as their respective newly launched soft brands.

Aimbridge Hospitality Culture

Aimbridge Hospitality is and will forever be a “high touch” organization. From the principals to the front line associates, the Aimbridge team is engaged in guest, partner (both investment and brand), and associate satisfaction. At Aimbridge Hospitality, we value passionate people who love to be challenged and desire the freedom to contribute to the overall success of the organization.

Having fun helps us keep perspective! If we’re happy, our guests will be happy. Our work place culture values family, work life balance and community.

Career Advancement at Aimbridge Hospitality

Aimbridge Hospitality values innovative ideas that ensure high productivity and rewards those willing to step forward and help us develop passionate team members that deliver outstanding guest service and top financial results. We want you to succeed and explore new positions in which allow you to progress your career. Our culture and programs prepare you to meet and exceed your personal goals through:

  • Every leader knowing the key to success is to always be training your team members, and to proactively encourage and provide them with opportunities for advancement.
  • Manager In Training (MIT) programs to develop performing hourly staff into management opportunities.
  • General Manager In Training (GMIT) programs to prepare performing management staff to take the keys to their first hotel.