**Pastry Chef/Baker for top restaurant group in Palo Alto**

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Successful and growing San Francisco-based restaurant group seeks an experienced Chef/Baker to join their team. The incumbent will be responsible for managing our bakery which includes a retail shop and large wholesale program. They will be comfortable managing a large team of pastry cooks and bread bakers, and have at least 3 years of similar experience. They will be responsible for staffing, managing food and labor costs, and maintaining high quality standards with all bakery products. They will be creative and passionate about the art of baking and have advanced skills in the craft of patisserie and bread baking.

Our company promotes from within and has many opportunities for growth. We offer a handsome benefits package including medical coverage, company-wide dining discounts, and culinary trips abroad. If interested in this position please send your resume and cover letter. 
Menu Execution
  • Oversee all pastry menus in bakery and cafe; ensuring quality and consistency in their execution.
  • Create all new menu items
  • All menu items are to be reflective of the season.
Food Quality
  • Maintain quality standards of baked goods produced by the bakery, especially attentive to look, color, texture, and taste, generating a consistent product every time.
  • Maintain recipe standards to ensure that food is produced to specifications.
  • Use and source out only the best product at the best price within the context of our business model.
  • Ensure all pastry mise en place is fresh, properly stored and prepared.
Fiscal Responsibilities
  • Manage food cost for bread and pastry.
  • Oversee and manage monthly inventories for any and all pastry products.
  • Manage pastry labor cost at budgeted percentage.
  • Actively shop products and secure the best possible price.
Employee Hiring and Training
  • Complete new hire paperwork
  • Oversee that pastry cook methods and habits are consistent with quality standards.
  • Foster wellness, morale and positive attitude for kitchen employees.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews for pastry employees.
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