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Meydenbauer Center Lead Pastry Cook in Bellevue, Washington

DEPARTMENT: Food & BeverageCLASSIFICATION: Full-time, Non-exemptBASE PAY: $18.75 plus an average $8 per hour tip point.Job Overview:The Pastry Cook is responsible for the pastry production for catering and banquet services. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and works well under pressure. This cook has a diverse skill set in baking and can accommodate an array of seasonally focused menus. This person has a willingness to learn and demonstrates a sense of urgency.ResponsibilitiesComplete a production schedule for items that are made entirely in-house including quick breads, cookies, pastries, plated desserts, pies, cakes, tarts, tempered chocolate, jams, and sauces.Assist with banquet productionResearch new ideas, techniques, trends, and presentations to evolve the pastry programHelp control product costs through rotation, cross-utilization, proper cooking, storage, handling, and labelingExecute production schedule with fellow team membersMaintain high standards of quality and appearance for all food prepared and servedDesired Skills * Strong baking skillsBanquet and catering experience are a plusStrong time management and organization skillsCritical thinker and problem solverWorks well in both team and individual settingsAbility to manage and meet multiple deadlines.Skills/Experience: * We re looking for cooks with a basic knowledge of the building blocks of pastry.Applicants should have at least 1-3 years of experience, preferably in a high-volume restaurant/catering setting.Graduate of an ACF accredited school, or apprenticeship preferredMinimum of two years in either private club, hotel, convention, and/or resort propertyEEO STATEMENTMeydenbauer Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This statement applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.