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Patina Restaurant Group is Seeking an Executive Pastry Chef for EPCOT’s New Space 220

Ok, Pastry Chefs… your talents are needed! If you’re looking to spend your career working at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT, this just might be the opportunity for you. As EPCOT gears up to open the new Space 220 Restaurant which will be run by the Patina Restaurant Group, they have announced they are seeking an experienced and talented Executive Pastry Chef to join the team.

 

Check out the job description below:

In this role, you will contribute to the launch and continued success of Space 220 Restaurant. Our ideal Executive Pastry Chef has an exceptional knowledge of food and is dedicated to creating extraordinary dining experiences for guests. 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the daily production of the pastry and dessert program.
  • Maintain the pastry and dessert menu, utilizing all products and food ingredients with a sense of artistic talent. 
  • Assist in recipe development, portion specifications, and establish standard preparation procedures for all assigned dishes. 
  • Hire, train, and monitor the pastry team; continuously motivate and support employees; conduct performance reviews; reward and discipline individuals as necessary.  
  • Lead, cook, bake, and create by example while working cohesively as a part of a team with minimal supervision to complete all necessary kitchen and administrative tasks. 
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and participate in the correct maintenance and use of equipment. Use equipment only as intended and ensure associates follow suit. 
  • Regularly inspect units to observe quality of food preparation and service, food appearance, cleanliness and sanitation of production and service areas, equipment, and employee appearance. Ensure that all protocols are in line with health department standards.
  • Be willing to gain knowledge of and maintain company invoice tracking, labor tracking, schedule preparation, food cost management, labor cost management, inventory control, and hiring, counseling, termination policies. 
  • Acknowledge and comply with all company policies, service procedures, and standards. 

 

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Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years’ experience as a Pastry Chef with supervisory responsibilities in a restaurant, hotel, or catering company with a similar style of dining, capacity, and volume. 
  • Has passion for pastry and culinary excellence and is eager to improve their skills and share their craft with team and guests. 
  • Knowledgable of best practices for monitoring of food and labor cost, menu development, costing, ordering, and inventory procedures.
  • Ability to multitask and remain in control in a high volume, fast-paced, demanding environment, while maintaining your sense of humor. 
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet, taking things in stride and executing with poise. 
  • Professional, polished appearance with the ability to interact with all types of team members. 
  • Knowledge of basic accounting procedures.
  • Ability to lead, coach, develop, and train others.
  • Ability to follow and write bulk recipes for production and service.
  • Certificate or degree in Culinary Arts preferred. 
  • Basic computer knowledge including Word and Excel. 

For more of the job description and/or to apply for this position, visit Careers.delawarenorth.com.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.