JOB OVERVIEW: The ideal candidate will share in our passion for high quality, creative, from-scratch pastries, and is committed to furthering a service culture of exceeding our guests' expectations in an inspired and detail-oriented environment. Commercial high-volume baking experience and pastry school credentials are strongly preferred.
ABOUT THE BAKE SHOP: The bake shop creates bespoke pastries, breads, desserts, and more for Banquet and Catering functions in the HOTEL DU PONT, from 5 to 500 people and beyond. You'll also find our pastries at the brand-new restaurant, Le Cavalier at the Green Room. And brought to you by the creative minds in the HOTEL DU PONT bake shop, Spark'd Creative Pastry + Coffee opened in 2019 as Wilmington's most delightful destination to grab your morning coffee and pastry. Located in the heart of the city within the DECO Food Market, it is the goal of the team members at Spark'd to create a truly unique and memorable experience. The offerings at Spark'd include pastries baked fresh daily, cakes and tarts for special events, and a variety of coffee drinks to give you the caffeine rush of your dreams. Our Baking & Pastry Artists work as a team to create custom sweets and treats for guests of all outlets throughout the hotel. Have we Spark'd Your Sweet tooth yet?
REPORTS TO: Pastry Chef
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Excited to learn, ready to work with a productive and passionate team, willing to share your creativity!
Daily bake-offs for retail, banquet, and restaurant desserts, breads, and other pastries, ensuring product quality and consistency.
Scaling, mixing, shaping, baking of cakes, cookies, laminated doughs, quickbreads, Viennoiserie, fillings, breads, etc from scratch by correctly following recipes provided.
Filling, decorating, and finishing of cakes and specialty pastries.
Production of sauces, custards, ice creams and garnishes by correctly following recipes provided.
Maintenance of pars of pastries, desserts, and breads per requisitions sent by restaurant or coffee shop.
Plan production schedule on a daily and weekly basis in order to maintain stock of the freezer.
Ability to read and follow a Banquet Event Order and fulfill the menu needs detailed within.
Contribute creatively to recipe development, following a consistent high standard of flavor and aesthetic set by the Pastry Chef.
Keep work area clean and orderly; help clean and maintain kitchen in accordance with food safety and sanitation guidelines.
Ensure refrigerated foods and inventory are properly stored, rotated, and labeled according to food safety guidelines.
Communicate with the Pastry Chef when equipment needs servicing, or when ingredients, supplies, or smallware products need to be restocked.
Operate, maintain, and properly clean stove, food processor, mixers, dough sheeter, ovens, tilt kettle, bread slicer, tempering machines, and other specialty bakery equipment.
Ability to adhere to deadlines, self-manage, and adapt to change.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must have the ability to communicate in English. Self-starting personality with an even disposition. Maintain a professional appearance and manner at all times. Can communicate well with guests and co-workers. Must be willing to "pitch-in" and help co-workers with their job duties and be a team player. Ability to lift/carry weight up to 50 pounds. Ability to push/and pull carts of products weighing up to 150 pounds.
ABOUT THE FOOD + DRINK GROUP
The F+D Innovation Group Vision:
Curating extraordinary, yet approachable, food + drink experiences that inspire memorable moments
The F+D Innovation Group Mission:
To develop, design and deliver innovative, authentic and differentiated F+D experiences for the local community and travelers alike
To foster passionate, knowledgeable team members who deliver consistent, thoughtful and engaging service by providing mentorship and growth opportunities
To inspire loyalty in customers by consistently delivering on promises and exceeding expectations
To ensure strong profitability through a commitment to excellence and a suite of solutions and best practices.
Our customers are what we are about. One of the keys to a positive guest experience is positive interaction with PM Hotel Group associates. It is essential that you remain professional at all times, and that you treat all guests and associates with courtesy and respect, under all circumstances. Every PM Hotel Group associate is a guest relations ambassador, every working minute of every day.
In order to maintain a positive guest and associate experience, your work habits should always meet and strive to exceed hotel standards for work procedures, dress, grooming, punctuality and attendance. You should be adaptable to change in your work area and in hotel procedures with a willingness to learn new skills and/or improve existing ones, have the ability to solve routine problems that occur on the job and ask for help whenever you are not sure how to do something.
Safety & Security:
The safety and security of our guests and associates is of utmost importance to PM Hotel Group. Every PM Hotel Group associate should adhere to the hotel security policies and procedures, particularly regarding key controls, lifting heavy objects, using chemicals, and effectively reporting safety hazards and safety concerns.
This description excludes non-essential and marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of the fundamental job duties. Furthermore, the specific examples in each section are not intended to be all-inclusive. Rather, they represent the typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully. Other job-related duties may be assigned by the associate's supervisor. Furthermore, this description is subject to change, in the sole discretion of the Company, and in no way creates an employment contract, implied or otherwise; each associate remains, at all times, an "at will" associate.
PM Hotel Group