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IHG Pastry Supervisor in Chicago, Illinois

About us

THE JEWEL OF CHICAGO'S MAGNIFICENT MILE

InterContinental Chicago is a lot like the city itself; historic but hip, refined but relaxed, cultured but comfortable. A member of Michigan Avenue's architectural elite since 1929, our hotel is within easy reach of Chicago's incomparable museums, stores, theatres and restaurants. Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and Oak Street Beach are minutes away.

The InterContinental Hotel Group owns, operates and franchise more than 9,000 hotels, 120 million stays per year in nearly 100 countries. Our people lie at the heart of our business - and by bringing your expertise and passion to IHG; you will help us to achieve our goal of creating Great Hotels Guest Love.

Michael Jordan's Steakhouse is a dynamic restaurant founded on excellence befitting the caliber of Michael Jordan himself. Excellence in food and service among the team members is the game plan for our guests. Cornerstone Restaurant Group is our business partner for Michael Jordan's Steakhouse and Michael Jordan's Bar to help execute our flawless, personalized service.

Day to day

JOB OVERVIEW:

Under the general guidance of the Executive Chef, and within the limits of established policies and procedures, prepares pastries that result in a high quality of taste and appearance to satisfy guests and maximize food revenues.

RELATIONSHIPS:

  1. Reports directly to the Executive Chef.

  2. Interacts and liaises closely with the Executive Chef, Executive Sous Chef and Sous Chefs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Partners with the Executive Chef, Executive Sous Chef, Michael Jordan’s culinary team (including pastry cooks on their team) Sous Chefs and other Pastry team to provide pastries and dessert dishes for the hotel operation. Supervises the pastry cooks and other cooks that assist in pastry production, and leads the banquet staff in presentation for banquet events and restaurant displays.

  2. Prepares pastries for guests in established service style and standard.

  3. Promote a positive image by displaying impeccable manners, diplomacy and tact towards employees.

  4. Prepares cakes, cookies, desserts, ice creams and other pastry items as required.

  5. Checks the dessert mis-en-place (Ice cream, du jour dessert, etc.) in the pantry and kitchen sub-sections.

  6. Ensure the quality and quantity of Danish, pastry, croissants and breads for the breakfast buffet and for all outside orders are within Standard.

  7. Checks all work related equipment for safety and cleanliness.

  8. Checks the daily function sheets and prepares items accordingly.

  9. Ensures the proper handling, cleanliness and maintenance of the working area, marble, ice cream machine and cold room, according to sanitation and safety procedures.

  10. At IHG we are committed to providing our employees with a safe, secure and healthy workplace. It is your responsibility to comply with all workplace health and safety requirements, including any department specific training regarding equipment and procedures.

  11. Perform other duties, tasks and special projects as assigned.

  12. Maintain constant flow of communication with and to the team.

  13. Communicates to his/her manager any difficulties, guest comment and other relevant information

  14. Performs duties noted on the daily tasks & cleaning schedule

  15. Establishes and maintains effective employee working relationships

  16. Attends and participates in daily briefings and other meetings as scheduled.

  17. Attends and participates in training sessions as scheduled.

  18. Implements the hotel and department regulations, policies and procedures including but not limited to:

  19. House Rules and Regulation

  20. Health and Safety

  21. Grooming

  22. Quality

  23. Service

  24. Hygiene and Cleanliness

Perform other duties, tasks and special projects as assigned.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Essential:

  • Prior experience as a Pastry Cook is required

  • Must be able to speak, read and understand English

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Food Hygiene awareness and at least basic training.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.

  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations.

  • Ability to provide legible written communication.

Desirable:

  • Food Hygiene certificate.

  • First aid awareness.

  • Possess a friendly, upbeat & outgoing personality.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy.

  • Ability to prioritize, organize and follow through.

  • Ability to be a clear thinker remains calm and resolves problems using Sound judgment.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Ability to work an 8-hr shift in all types of conditions pertinent to the job.

  • Ability to comprehend instructions

  • Ability to work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team.

  • Ability & willingness to perform job tasks according to established standards.

  • Must be flexible and able to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays as required.

The statements in this job description are intended to describe the essential nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be ALL responsibilities or qualifications of the job.

Benefits

At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do.

And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team. In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan.

Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Do you see yourself as a Pastry Supervisor ? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans.

Not applicable for Colorado applicants.

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