Pastry Chef - Conrad
Stay inspired by joining the stunning Conrad hotel located in the heart of urban DC as the Pastry Chef! This stylish and sophisticated property has brought a new standard of luxury to DC with 360 rooms, 32,000 square feet of banquet space, and 5 food and beverage outlets including a restaurant by celebrity Chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio - James Beard award winners and 'Top Chef' finalists bringing the seafood of the Chesapeake to the heart of the District through a farm-to-table experience. In this role, you will oversee the hotel's pastry team managing a team of 4+ and reporting directly to the Executive Chef. The ideal candidate will be a creative chef and inspirational leader with a passion for creating world-class experiences, keen eye for detail, and talent for developing others. Prior Pastry Chef experience in a luxury environment is required. Hotel and union experience is a plus. Want to learn more? Hotel Website, Facebook, Hotel Instagram, Estuary InstagramWhat will I be doing?As that Pastry Chef, you will assist the Executive Chef to hire, train, supervise, schedule and participate in activities of chefs, cooks, and other personnel involved in preparing, cooking and presenting food in accordance with productivity standards, cost controls, and forecasts needs. Assist the Executive Chef to listen actively and communicates clearly while interacting with customers to promote food products and directing staff activities. Analyze feedback from clients and team members to make judgments in accordance with the direction of the Executive Chef. Take action to implement approved suggestions for improvement. Maintain working rapport with all hotel staff for efficient operation and service to the customer. Organize and conduct meetings with the culinary team. Assist the Executive Chef to create and implement new menus and individual menu items for all outlets based on current food trends and regional tastes. Invent menu selections for special banquet themes and parties in accordance with client budgetary guides and expectations. Assist the Executive Chef to review staff performance and development, as well as accountability. Create developmental programs for line staff in order to promote a culture of innovation and growth. Uphold safety procedures and cleanliness standards throughout kitchen(s) including walk-in and reach-in boxes. Work alongside staff to ensure proper execution and timeliness of food production, providing hands-on support, as needed. What are we looking for? Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values: Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences. Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time. Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities. Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do. Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions. Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes: Quality Productivity Dependability Customer Focus Adaptability What will it be like to work for Hilton? Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands . Our vision "to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality" unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!