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Pastry Cook

The Westin Sarasota Hotel
Sarasota, FL
$16.00 an hour
January 13, 2022


We are looking for an experienced Pastry Chef to prepare a variety of desserts, pastries, or other sweet goods and occasionally help out on the savory line. Your skill in baking high quality treats should be matched by your creativity to develop new amazing tastes and recipes. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in culinary arts with a passion for sweet and delicious creations. They must adhere to health and safety standards to provide clients with the best possible service. The goal is to enhance customer satisfaction so that we can maintain and expand our clientele.


Prepare a wide variety of goods such as cakes, cookies, pies, bread, etc. following traditional and modern recipes

Create new and exciting desserts to renew our menus and engage the interest of customers

Decorate pastries using different icings, toppings, etc. to ensure the presentation will be beautiful and exciting

Monitor stocks for baking ingredients such as flour, sugar, etc. and make appropriate orders within budget

Check the quality of material and condition of equipment and devices used for cooking

Guide and motivate pastry assistants and bakers to work more efficiently

Identify staffing needs and help recruit and train personnel

Maintain a lean and orderly cooking station and adhere to health and safety standards

The candidate will have to pivot to the savory line from time to time


Proven experience as Pastry Chef, baker, or relevant role

Great attention to detail and creativity

Organizing and leadership skills

Willingness to replenish professional knowledge

In-depth knowledge of sanitation principles, food preparation, and baking techniques, and nutrition

Working knowledge of baking with ingredient limitations (pastries that are gluten-free, sugarless, etc.)

Certificate in culinary arts, pastry-making, baking, or relevant field