Chautauqua Institution

  • Athenaeum Hotel Pastry Chef

    Job Locations US-NY-Chautauqua
    Posted Date 7 months ago(7 months ago)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Hiring a Pastry Chef for the Anthenauem Hotel and Heirloom Restaurant. A quailified candidate will posses past Pastry Experience and is able to lead a team of up to 5 people in order to accomplish day to day culinary task. They will report directly to the Executive Chef. 


    The pastry chef is primarily responsible for creating desserts with approval and coordination with the executive chef, but he or she will also be assigned to other tasks in the kitchen.  The following is a list of the tasks that will be asked of the the pastry chef to perform:

    • Create and prepare dessert menu items.  Often, the pastry chef will consult with the executive chef to create desserts that go well with menu items.  The pastry chef often prepares dessert items well before seating for a meal begins, and then plates items as they are requested during the meal.  Pastry chefs can also be responsible for dessert wines, cocktails, and other dessert beverages.
    • Ordering food and supplies for dessert menu items.  The pastry chef will be responsible for submitting orders for any food or supply items necessary for running the kitchen.
    • Preparing and submitting a budget.  The pastry chef is responsible for determining what items need to be purchased for the kitchen and submitting a budget for those items.
    • Supervising and training other chefs in the pastry kitchen.  The pastry chef is often responsible for supervising other kitchen workers as they assist in the preparation of dessert items.  He or she may also be required to train other chefs in pastry techniques.
    • Preparation of baked goods.  Often, pastry chefs are also responsible for providing baked goods such as fresh loaves of bread in addition to desserts and pastries.
    • Researching and developing recipes.  The pastry chef must continue to learn new recipes and test them in the kitchen to keep the menu up to date and interesting to draw in customers.  Dessert menu items in particular must be visually appealing and tempting in order to encourage patrons to order them.


    Must have at least 2 years pastry experience

    Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more

    Must be willing to stand for long hours

    Must have effective communication skills



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