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Pastry Sous Chef – Fine Dining


Goodwin Recruiting

Pastry Sous Chef – Fine Dining
Warrenton, Virginia
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We are seeking a professional Pastry Sous Chef who is a passionate leader and role model who is engaged, self-motivated and able to excel under pressure in a constantly evolving environment and challenging Michelin-starred kitchen.

Pastry Sous Chef Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the daily management of the entire pastry staff, ensuring quality control measures are being adhered to
  • Follow through with Pastry Chef, Executive Sous Chef, and Executive Chef’s orders
  • Strong kitchen and leadership skills with a proven ability to coach and develop staff
  • Address and resolve internal staff conflict and nurture a no-blame culture and cultivate mutual respect
  • Encourage employees to come up with operational innovations
  • Supervising workers to ensure compliance with occupational, health, and safety standards
  • Develop workable solutions to solve routine department and guest-related problems
  • Apply good judgment, able to bend a rule for a guest to create an excellent experience
  • React quickly and effectively to unplanned operational needs, while remaining calm under pressure
  • Accept the need for flexibility and respond to evolving circumstances
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize workload in a deadline-driven, demanding environment

Qualifications for Pastry Sous Chef

  • Proven experience working as a pastry chef in a fast-paced kitchen environment, preferably pedigree from Michelin Star-level execution
  • Expert skill set in international cuisine and technique
  • Ability to follow recipes and instructions accurately
  • Very good knowledge of pastry arts and ingredients
  • Confident culinary techniques and skills with the drive for excellence under pressure
  • Good sense of planning and preparation for the day ahead
  • Diligent and meticulous in making and receiving orders
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to problem solve and react quickly to any issues which arise during a shift
  • Physically able to stand, kneel, bend, and stand for extended periods every day in a hot kitchen

Skills for Pastry Sous Chef

  • Plan, prepare and provide consistent and timely quality service in all areas of food production in accordance with standards
  • Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, systematize, and accomplish your work
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  • Strictly adhere to recipes and standards for product preparation and plating
  • Demonstrate excellent knife and cooking skills and safe operation of all kitchen equipment
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, proactive, with strong attention to detail

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person’s age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.


JOB ID: 137135


Sean Spalding

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