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Pastry Chef SingleThread Farms Restaurant & Inn

  • Date Posted July 03, 2024
  • Location Healdsburg, CA
  • Category Agriculture / Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description SingleThread is a source-focused, farm-driven restaurant and inn concept that offers its diners and guests time-honored preparations of seasonally inspired cuisine and a uniquely curated taste of Sonoma Wine Country. The concept was born out of Kyle and Katina Connaughton's Southern California upbringing as well as their extensive international travels and experiences living and cooking abroad in both the UK and Japan. Our foundation is rooted in the Japanese concept of 'omotenashi', a heightened sense of hospitality and anticipation of a guest’s every need. For us, the relationship between farmer and chef is more than a side story; it is the heart of the experience. Job description
Development, Preparation, and Execution of Dishes:
  • Assist in developing and implementing the pastry menus for the restaurant and inn, including daily specials utilizing surplus product and efficient use of trim.
  • Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the recipes, portioning, cooking and serving standards of the property.
  • Be prepared to expedite service efficiently and effectively, maintaining the proper pace and food quality.  Work closely with the expeditor and service team to ensure the integrity of the guest’s experience.
  • Help place orders with farms, purveyors, and other entities for the menu and daily operations.
  • Ensure the overall product for the cafe is in good quality on a daily basis.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure continuous improvement in quality of guest experience, service, operational effectiveness and efficiency, employee training and retention.
Training, Development, and Employee Management:
  • Manage the pastry team, ensuring that direction and guidance is provided and quality standards are achieved.
  • Continually mentor and provide opportunities for growth and advance the education and development of staff as it relates to food, wine, service, technique and agriculture.
  • Understand and effectively communicate all policies, procedures, standards, specifications, guidelines, and training programs to staff.  
  • Administer prompt, fair and consistent corrective action for any and all violations of company policies, rules, standards and procedures.
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and termination of employees, in conjunction with HR & CDC
  • Provide extensive training and mentorship for new hires to help them assimilate into the company’s culture and understand expectations.
  • Responsible for pastry / culinary payroll management of all culinary team
  • Schedule labor as required by anticipating business activity while ensuring all positions are staffed when and as needed while controlling labor costs and efficiency.  Modify staffing as needed based on volume and demand.
  • Work with Director of HR to maintain training manuals, safety program, and to schedule and conduct periodic employee evaluations
In an ideal world, you have:
  • Minimum 4+ years of culinary pastry management experience in a fine dining atmosphere
  • Commitment to quality, excellence, and genuine hospitality
  • Highly organized and self-motivated, with the ability to manage multiple priorities under time constraints
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present information
  • Excellent team management and leadership skills
  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize time and meet deadlines under time constraints.
  • Creative problem solving and critical decision-making skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the organization
  • Excellent computer competency
  • Good math skills, and computer proficiency
  • Ability to work a varying schedule to include evenings, holidays and extended hours as business dictates.
  • Ability to perform the essential job functions consistently, safely and successfully with federal, state, and local standards
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time 
  • Ability to physically maneuver through work areas; bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms, and hands above shoulder height frequently, climb stairs and steps, or otherwise move in a constantly changing environment
  • To have a positive impact, taking responsibility and initiative to resolve issues, always clearly
  • Analytically minded: always thinking about how to use data to support decision-making. Brings an analytical perspective to conversations and can explain their quantitative viewpoint to others
  • Independent, self-starter: can push projects forward completely independently, proactively offers next steps and prioritizes their work on their own, does not require significant oversight
  • Collaborative: enjoys working with others towards a common goal and values cooperation
  • Oriented towards positive impact: taking responsibility and initiative to resolve issues, always clearly communicating with leadership team and team members
  • Decisive: accepting responsibility for making things happen, thinking ahead, and developing contingency plans
  • Motivated and committed: approaching all tasks with enthusiasm and seizing opportunities to learn new skills or knowledge in order to improve your performance
  • Flexible: responding quickly and positively to changing environments
  • Be a positive role model: demonstrate the ethos of Kyle, Katina, Tony and the management team

Each of the items listed is considered to be an essential function of the role. However, this list should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities of the position. Vertice Hospitality reserves the right to alter the duties of this role.

Vertice Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Vertice Hospitality is committed to hiring a diverse workforce, sustaining an inclusive culture, fostering an environment of continual improvement, and offering opportunities for growth and career development. 
Compensation this position is : salaried, varies DOE, $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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