Executive Chef-Pastry – The Ritz-Carlton – USA

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Job Number 19001BWK
Job Category Food and Beverage & Culinary
Location The Ritz-Carlton| Washington| DC| 1150 22nd Street NW|
Washington| District of Columbia| United States
Brand The Ritz-Carlton
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? Yes
Position Type Management

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At more than 80 award-winning properties worldwide| The Ritz-Carlton Ladies
and Gentlemen create experiences so exceptional that long after a guest stays
with us| the experience stays with them. As the premier worldwide provider of
luxury experiences| we set the standard for rare and special luxury service
the world over. We invite you to explore The Ritz-Carlton.

JOB SUMMARY

Accountable for overall success of the daily pastry operations. Exhibits
creative baking and decorating talents by personally performing tasks while
leading the staff in preparing quality and consistent pastries for all areas.
Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maintaining
the operating budget. Supervises all pastry areas to ensure a consistent| high
quality product is produced. Responsible for guiding and developing staff
including direct reports. Must ensure sanitation and food standards are
achieved. Areas of responsibility comprise overseeing all pastry food
preparation areas.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in culinary| food and
beverage| or related professional area.

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts| Hotel and
Restaurant Management| or related major; 2 years experience in culinary| food
and beverage| or related professional area.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Leading the Discipline Teams

• Supervises and manages employees; understands employee positions well enough
to perform duties in employees| absence.

• Supervises and coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in pastry
preparation.

• Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead| influence| and
encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making;
demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.

• Encourages and builds mutual trust| respect| and cooperation among team
members.

• Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.

• Ensures and maintains the productivity level of employees.

• Supervises pastry preparation shift operations.

• Communicates performance expectations in accordance with job descriptions
for each position.

• Establishes and maintains open| collaborative relationships with employees
and ensures employees do the same within the team.

• Ensures that regular on-going communication occurs with employees to create
awareness of business objectives and communicate expectations| recognize
performance and produce desired results.

• Leads shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests
based on required specifications.

• Represents the property in media events as needed.

• Facilitates pastry classes for customers and the community.

Ensuring Culinary Standards and Responsibilities are Met

• Develops| designs| or creates new ideas and items for pastry kitchen.

• Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.

• Maintains food preparation handling and correct storage standards.

• Recognizes superior quality products| presentations and flavor.

• Ensures employees maintain required food handling and sanitation
certifications.

• Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations regulations.

• Assists the Executive Chef with menu development associated with pastry.

• Operates and maintains all department equipment and reports malfunctions.

• Prepares and cooks foods of all types| either on a regular basis or for
special guests or functions.

• Assists in determining how food should be presented and creates decorative
food displays.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

• Monitors and provides service behaviors that are above and beyond for
customer satisfaction.

• Manages day-to-day operations| ensuring the quality| standards and meeting
the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.

• Supports service by communicating and assisting employees to understand
guest needs| providing guidance| feedback| and individual coaching when
needed.

• Sets a positive example for guest relations.

• Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

• Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.

• Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service
levels.

• Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses
on continuous improvement.

Maintaining Culinary Goals

• Sets and supports achievement of culinary goals associated with pastry
products including performance goals| budget goals| team goals| etc.

• Provides specific guidance to prioritize| organize| and accomplish daily
pastry operations work.

• Supports procedures for food and beverage portion and waste controls.

• Purchases appropriate supplies and manage inventories according to budget.

• Trains employees in safety procedures.

Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

• Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaching| mentoring| or
otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

• Participates in training staff on menu items including ingredients|
preparation methods and unique tastes.

• Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.

• Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to
Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer
Review Process.

• Reviews staffing levels to ensure that guest service| operational needs and
financial objectives are met.

• Uses all available on the job training tools for employees.

• Solicits employee feedback| utilizes an |open door| policy and reviews
employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or
concerns.

Additional Responsibilities

• Provides information to supervisors| co-workers| and subordinates by
telephone| in written form| e-mail| or in person.

• Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and
solve problems.

• Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings.

_The Ritz-Carlton is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a
diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. The Ritz-Carlton does
not discriminate on the basis of disability| veteran status or any other basis
protected under federal| state or local laws._

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Marriott offers relocation assistance for this job opening which is US and
Canada: Plan 3 (w/out real estate program). Please visit MGS for details on
the relocation policies.

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