Pastry Chef – Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman

Benchmark La Cantera Resort & Spa
Published
September 6, 2021
Location
San Antonio, TX
Job Type

Description

Benchmark’s company culture is central to our management philosophy. The company’s stated purpose is “to provide an entrepreneurial environment where determined people dare to create, share, and build futures.

To be the “benchmark” by which all others are judged takes passion, courage, and dedication. We invite you to explore our extraordinary offering of unique opportunities, all with a common goal of providing an unforgettable journey.

Job Description Summary:

Signature:
​The menu is straightforward and beguiling, featuring Andrew’s contemporary interpretations of classic dishes — fresher, brighter versions of traditional cuisine enlivened with unconventional Texas spirit.  We seek out the world’s finest ingredients and sometimes look no farther than our own backyard, where the herb garden brings just-picked flavors to your table. Local and organic ingredients change the menu as the seasons peak and wane, but the constants are quality, flavor, artistry in the kitchen and a warm welcome when you walk in the door.

The Pastry Chef will assist the Executive Chef in heavy production and fabrication of food products for kitchen preparation, cafeteria, banquet cooking, dining room, and fine dining. The Pastry Chef should maintain a passive leadership role in maintaining adequate production levels from the Kitchen staff.

Job Description:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards.

  • Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment. Use equipment only as intended.

  • Anticipate guests’ needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all guests, however busy and whatever time of day.

  • Maintain positive guest relations at all times.

  • Maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas.

  • Maintain and strictly abide by State sanitation/health regulations and hotel requirements.

  • Meet with the Pastry/Executive Chef to review assignments, anticipated business levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance.

  • Inspect the cleanliness and working conditions of all tools, equipment and supplies

  • Check production schedule and par

  • Establish priority items for the day

  • Prepare all menu items following recipes and yield guides, according to departmental standards.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • At least one year of pastry experience preferred

  • College degree in culinary is preferred

  • At least one year kitchen/prep experience or one year of culinary school required

  • Customer Service experience preferred

  • Knowledge of baking and pastry production

  • Knowledge of menu preparation, ordering and production organization

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a United States citizen or possess a valid work permit

  • Must be able to speak, write and understand English

  • Must have complete understanding of the fundamentals of the culinary operation

  • Must have a Food Handler certification

  • Must be able to accurately follow instructions, both verbally and written

  • Must be able to work with kitchen equipment

  • Must provide own culinary knives

  • Must be able to work with and around a diverse group of food, seasonings, etc.

  • Must possesses excellent communication skills

  • Must be professional in appearance and demeanor

  • Must be able to work under pressure and in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the guests and associates

  • Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner

  • Must have a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests

Working Conditions:

  • While primarily an indoor job, must be able to work at outdoor locations on occasion, walking on uneven surfaces;

  • Must be able to work in either hot or cold conditions

  • Must be able to stand on feet and walk throughout the day

  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 50+ lbs. & occasionally lift, carry, push & pull up to 75 lbs;

  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, reaching and repetitive hand & arm movements constantly; squeezing and overhead reaching occasionally

  • Must be able to twist and bend frequently, and squat occasionally

Benefits and Perks:

  • Free Meals

  • Gym Membership Discounts

  • Six Flags Discounts

  • Shoes for Crews Program

  • Benchmark Associate Room Rates (for family and friends as well!)

  • Golf Course Discounts

  • F&B Discounts

  • Free Parking

  • Spa Discount

  • Benchmark Perks

  • 401K

  • Paid Time Off (Full-Time Associates)

  • Medical Benefits (Full-Time Associates)

  • Sick Pay (Full-Time Associates)

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