Pastry Cook


: $48,520.00 - $81,710.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Hospitality - Food Services

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Job Details

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.

Food Service:

Follow all recipes, and presentation specifics as set forth by Pastry Chef, Pastry Sous Chef or Pastry Supervisor

  • Effectively prepare all recipes in a timely manner for specific service period.
  • Ensure consistency with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules.
  • Effectively communicate errors/ inconsistencies etc. to teammates and expeditors and correct the problem immediately

Prep and Kitchen Organization:

  • Follow all opening/closing kitchen procedures
  • Set up station according to Chef/Kitchen guidelines
  • Assist in food prep assignments during off-peak periods as needed

Safety and Maintenance:

Prepare all food according to Food Handlers Guidelines

  • Handle, store, and rotate all products according to proper FIFO procedures
  • Understand and adhere DOL and DOH safety and sanitation standards when cleaning and maintaining the kitchen
  • Properly use and maintain all kitchen equipment
  • Maintain a clean and stocked workplace, kitchen area, storage area and walk-in
  • Track and report any food waste

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.

More detail about Union Square Cafe part of Union Square Hospitality Group, please visit
Associated topics: catering, corporate, culinary, dining chef, executive kitchen, lead, pastry chef, sous chef, sushi, sushi chef * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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