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Pastry Cook- The Hotel Hershey

Hershey Lodge

Hershey Lodge

Hershey, PA, USA
Posted on Monday, November 6, 2023

Pastry Cook- The Hotel Hershey

Job Category: Culinary and Restaurant
Requisition Number: PASTR001142

Posting Details

    • Posted: October 26, 2023
  • Full-Time
  • Rate: per hour

Job Details


About The Job:

Join the team at The Hotel Hershey, an award-winning resort best known for its refined elegance, signature services, and abundant amenities. The Hotel Hershey is situated high atop the town of Hershey and has 276 guest rooms, including 48 cottages, as well as 25,000 square feet of meeting and function space. The 1930's hotel is a recipient of both the Forbes Four-Star Award and the AAA Four-Diamond Award.

As a Full-Time Team Member on the The Hotel Hershey Pastry Team, you’ll prepare pastry, baked goods, and desserts for one of our 6 restaurants or Event spaces. This culinarian should have general knowledge of production and finishing techniques of all baking and pastry products. This individual also displays leadership in the realm of kitchen production, plated desserts, baked goods and finishing techniques. The Cook needs to possess a positive attitude with a professional appearance and demeanor. Apply and interview today.

About Hershey Entertainment & Resorts:

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R) is an award-winning entertainment & hospitality organization with properties including: Hersheypark, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Bears American Hockey League team, Hershey Lodge, Restaurants, and more. HE&R is a sought-after employer where our team members have fun, are welcomed for their differences and get to work in historic settings with the smell of chocolate in the air. Our nearly 1,500 full-time and more than 5,000 seasonal/part-time team members share a common goal of upholding the legacy of our founder, Milton S. Hershey, while striving to live by our company's Core Values: Devoted to the Legacy, Selfless Spirit of Service, Team Focused, and Respectful of Others. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is committed to cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce, marketplace, and community, and is proud to help fulfill the dream of our founder by providing value to Milton Hershey School.

Sweet Parks & Benefits:

As a Full-Time Team Member at The Hotel Hershey, enjoy sweet perks like FREE meal during your schedule shift, FREE admission to Hersheypark, discounts, and more as soon as you receive your Employee ID! Your total compensation consists not only of the wage that you are paid, but also all includes Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage beginning the first day of the next month, 401K Contribution, paid time off, and so much more!

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The following are minimum qualifications in order to be considered for an entry level position, additional qualifications may be required. Please review job descriptions for further details.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Minimum of 1 year high product scratch bakery experience with a main focus in yeast dough

  • Degree or Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts; 2 years related work experience may be substituted for education.

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must obtain ServSafe certification.

  • Complete a baking and pastry practical exam to test actual abilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Additional qualifications may be required depending on position. Please review job descriptions for further details.

  • Superior baking and pastry skills and knowledge

  • Proficient pastry skills including: icing, glazing and piping, torting/building of cakes and frames, individual dessert production & basic and advanced baking techniques

  • Knowledge of bread structure, dough hydration and lamination process for bakery station

  • Knowledge of European classic pastry styles and techniques

  • Able to follow recipes or chef’s directions without supervision

  • Demonstrate advanced ability in all food cookery techniques

  • Demonstrate ability to lead, direct & train other employees and externs

  • Working knowledge of kitchen equipment, good knife skills, and possess a full tool kit

  • Working knowledge of weights and measures, as well as basic math applications

  • Professional appearance and demeanor

  • Utilize interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts

  • Ability to work organized alone or within a team environment

  • Ability to speak, read and write in English

  • Ability to handle a fast paced, and at times, an extremely stressful environment

  • Capable of following directions from Chefs, Directors, and department leaders

  • Pass a written culinary/pastry test covering modern, fundamentals’, and classic baking and pastry techniques with a score of at least 75%

  • Complete a baking and pastry practical exam to test actual abilities

  • Must obtain ServSafe certification.

Job Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Reaching Forward Constant (>67%)

  • Lifting Frequent (34-66%) (50lbs maximum weight)

  • Reaching Overhead Occasional (<33%)

  • Finger Dexterity Constant (>67%)

  • Hand/Eye Coordination Constant (>67%)

  • Stooping Occasional (<33%)

  • Bending Occasional (<33%)

  • Standing Constant (>67%)

  • Walking Frequent (34-66%)

  • Pushing/Pulling (<33%) (150lbs maximum weight)

  • Must have ability of taste buds to distinguish between and among flavors, spices, temperature, and mouth feel (smoothness, pungency, etc.) of food, and beverage.

  • Must be able to perform repetitive motions. Must have the ability to use body parts on a regular and continuing basis repeating the same motions for a reasonable period of time without resting.

  • Must be able to work in extreme temperatures.

  • This is a union position and the work schedule will be based on union seniority. Candidates must be able to meet scheduled requirements, which will most likely require evening and weekend hours.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Hershey Entertainment and Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer









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