Pastry Cook

Benchmark La Cantera Resort & Spa
Published
September 2, 2021
Location
San Antonio, TX
Category
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:

La Cantera Resort & Spa is inspired by the architecture of one of the largest and most famous ranches in the world, the King Ranch, located in South Texas. When you enter the lobby of La Cantera Resort & Spa, you’ll find that our lobby space was built to resemble the “Big House” at King Ranch. The wood beams in the ceiling, the roaring stone fireplace in the lobby and the look of Sire Bar’s rustic colors and furnishings, all tie back to the “Big House” at the King Ranch.

This position will plan, prep, set up and prepare quality products in all areas of the Pastry/Bake Shop to include, but not limited to, pastries, desserts, breads, ice creams, sorbets, creams, simple syrups, jams, displays/centerpieces, in accordance with departmental quality standards and specifications.

Job Description:

Essential 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 cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas.

  • Maintain and strictly abide by State sanitation/Health regulations and Hotel requirements.

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

  • Start prep work on items needed for the particular menu of the day.

  • Organize all of the various prep items needed from different areas to ensure that all items are in place and ready for service.

  • Continue prep work after the meal period for the next meal service.

  • Prepare all menu items following recipes and yield guide.

  • Inform the Sous Chef of any shortages before the item runs out.

  • Communicate any assistance needed during busy periods to the Sous Chef to ensure optimum service to guests.

  • Inform Head Cook of any excess items that can be used in daily specials or elsewhere.

  • Maintain proper storage procedures as specified by Health Department and Hotel requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education:

  • High school education or equivalent required

  • At least one year pastry cook experience or one year of culinary school required

  • Customer Service experience preferred

  • Food Handler certification required

Job Requirements:

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

  • Must have strong financial competence

  • Must be able to perform in a highly confidential environment

  • Must have strong computer skills

  • Must be able to work well under pressure

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

  • Must be highly detailed orientated

  • Must have strong organizational skills

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment

  • Must have excellent listening skills

  • Must possesses excellent communication skills

  • Must be professional in appearance and demeanor

  • Must always ensure a teamwork 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

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time

  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, and repetitive hand & arm movements frequently.

  • Must be able to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, push, pull, walk on uneven surfaces on an occasional basis.

  • While primarily an indoor job, must be able to walk outside in a variety of weather conditions (rain, wind, heat).

  • Must be able to climb stairs occasionally, both indoors and outside in a variety of weather conditions (rain, wind, heat).

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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