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We are a rapidly growing entrepreneurial hotel management company dedicated to creating value for our team members, our guests, our owners, and our communities.
If you are committed to delighting guests, playing well with others, and thriving under pressure, we offer exciting opportunities for you to perform a key role in our hotels' growth.
Yes, Portfolio specializes in managing unique, boutique-style destination resorts
and significant urban hotels in domestic and international markets.
Yes, Portfolio provides entrepreneurial, creative, and financially aware management
for hotels that share a defined style and position in their respective marketplace.
Yet perhaps the best indication of how we work is our twelfth Compass Point standard
by which we operate:
"We find ways to live, laugh, and learn as we do our best to provide stellar service to our guests. We realize we need to enjoy the time we spend together, because life is too short not to have a good time along the way."
Come join us!
We are looking for Team Members who exemplify the Core Values of Portfolio Hotels & Resorts:
Be incredibly friendly & positive
Serve & respect others
Be smart about your business
Enthusiastically reimagine and innovate.
SUMMARY:The Pastry Chef is primarily responsible for preparing and overseeing the preparation of pastries, desserts, and baked goods for the Hotel's restaurant, wedding parties, conference and meeting events, and employee events. S/He will contribute to the Hotel's success as a team player and Department Head.
The Pastry Chef shall strive to provide exceptional service to both internal and external guests at all times. S/he will be responsible for exemplifying the Hotel's Culture.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Communicate with staff and guests with dignity and respect.
Maintain a teamwork orientation towards co-workers.
Sustain clear and effective communications.
Operate with integrity and commitment for continued growth.
Prepare and serve desserts, pastries, and other baked goods in the restaurant outlets and hotel.
Assist the Executive/Sous Chef in the supervision of other culinary team members.
Assist the Executive/Sous Chef in preparing and serving other cuisine.
Assist the banquet manager in the management of banquet services both within and outside the hotel/restaurant.
Upsell pastry/baked items for guest events to maximize profitability.
Assist with menu planning.
Order and/or approve supplies for the smooth operation of pastry preparation.
Maintain a commitment to customer service and guest satisfaction.
Accept responsibility for the health, safety, and welfare of the guests and employees.
Emphasize safety awareness.
Represent the interest of the Hotel and its employees in a fair, impartial, and equitable manner.
Reinforce the highest standards of quality, service, and overall integrity of guest experience.
Work to develop and maintain the highest culinary standards.
Develop strategies and programs to achieve and exceed departmental goals.
Maintain a focus on defining results.
Manage time effectively and efficiently.
Provide creative influence in establishing menu recipes and specials.
Complete necessary paperwork in a timely manner.
Anticipate market trends and position restaurant accordingly.
Build positive relations with team members and supervisors.
Additional duties not listed and requested by management.
Associate is held accountable for all duties of this job and other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
High school diploma or equivalent
College degree and/or equivalent degree from recognized culinary institute
Three to five years of pastry experience, at least two in a supervisory role
Experience in working efficiently in a high volume, production-oriented environment
Ability to motivate and lead employees
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to upsell pastry products to potential clients and guests
Ability to carry oneself in a mature, professional and responsible manner at all times
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Demonstrated ability to interact with customers, employees, and third parties that reflect highly on the hotel, the brand, and the Company
Service-minded and team-oriented
Strong attention to detail and hospitality knowledge
Ability to proactively prioritize needs and effectively manage time and resources
Willingness and ability to promote a positive team member culture and core values
Fluency in other languages beneficial
Must be a United States citizen or possess a valid work permit
Must be able to read, write, and speak English
Must have exceptional communication skills
Must be detailed orientated and work well under pressure
Must be professional in appearance and demeanor
Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays
Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with employees
Ability to effectively express oneself and speak extemporaneously on a variety of subjects with poise and confidence
Strong creative capabilities, necessary for design of skill-based and awareness-based training programs and instructional materials
Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner
Ability to multi-task, manage interruptions, establish work priorities, handle stress, and effectively function in a fast-paced environment
Possess strong motivational, organizational and verbal communication skills
Physical capabilities for lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, and repetitive hand & arm movements consistent with kitchen work
Must be able to regularly sit, talk or hear, taste, and smell
Must be able to work in an environment with loud noises and variable temperatures
Must be able to work with food preparation and kitchen equipment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow other instructions and perform other work-related duties requested by his or her supervisor.
Benefits : Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and more ...
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.