Executive Pastry Chef

Ridgewells Catering
Arlington, VA
Oct 20, 2019
Oct 23, 2019
Full Time
Executive Pastry Chef Ridgewells Catering is seeking a seasoned, hands-on Executive Pastry Chef to manage a high-quality, high-volume bakery division with innovation, creativity, teamwork and leadership. Responsibilities: Lead and manage a team to produce consistent, high-quality products; maintain quality standards for the bakery team with special attention to look, color, texture and taste Develop new, innovative bakery concepts and participate in menu planning, working closely with the Executive Chef, Director of Sales and sales team Prepare and manage department budget; ensure established food production schedules are met by effectively managing employees to maximize productivity and meet labor budgets Conduct monthly inventory and institute inventory control procedures, working with the purchasing team regularly, to control food costs and ensure food product needed for daily production is readily available Maintain recipe standards; responsible for database management related to recipes to ensure accurate costs and efficient production Assist with/or personally execute client menu tastings Participate in the training of bakery employees and entire staff practices safe and sanitary food handling procedures per HAACP and ServSafe guidelines Assist Ridgewells Executive Chef as needed Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Culinary arts , or related field At least 5 years of management experience Work experience in high-end off premise/banquet catering or in a high-quality, high-volume, multi-unit operation Ability to create specialty cakes and showpiece construction Strong pastry and culinary background/knowledge Ability to lead and manage a team effectively Strong verbal and written communication, and employee-relation skills - Spanish speaking is a plus Working knowledge of computer applications; experience using CaterXpert is a plus How to Apply: Please put "Executive Pastry Chef" in the subject field of email. E-mail: HR@ridgewells.com