The pastry cook is responsible for the daily preparation, production and finishing of all pastry and desserts that are served at Union Square Cafe. The pastry cook, may be asked to work in a variety of techniques and stations, but not limited to production and service. Pastry cooks typically have several duties that revolve around helping the kitchen stay clean and maintaining the high standards of the operation.
Follow all recipes, and presentation specifics as set forth by Pastry Chef, Pastry Sous Chef or Pastry Supervisor
Prep and Kitchen Organization:
Safety and Maintenance:
Prepare all food according to Food Handlers Guidelines
Skills & Requirements
Understanding of professional cooking and knife handling skills
Knowledge and understanding of safety, sanitation and food handling procedures.
Understand & follow written and verbal instruction & direction
Attention to detail and ability to smell & taste
Manages self calmly and effectively under pressure
The ability to regularly reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel or crawl.
Repetitive hand or arm motions.
Lifting and/or moving up to 50 lbs regularly
Standing or walking for up to 10 hours at a time.
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