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Preparation and production of baked goods, pastries, breakfast pastries, and all associated pastry items for a resort serving up to 2500 meals per day, in accordance with company standards and local health regulations.


·      Support Bakery and Pastry Operation, and adhere to kitchen standards regarding proper uniform, service standards, food production, safety and sanitation, and morale.

·      Maintain work spaces including stainless steel tables, equipment, dry storage shelves, walk-in refrigerators, freezer, and general sanitary condition of bake shop production and storage areas in a neat and orderly fashion.

·      Monitor the quality and quantity of food that is prepared. Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards including all assigned production.

·      Check inventory and maintain par stocks, requisition items as needed and maintain an awareness of costs/expenses.

·      Monitor the quality and quantity of food that is prepared prior to distributing to “front of house” staff for delivery to guest.

·      Prepare and cook food according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards, and food preparation checklist.

·      Prepare special dietary meals or substitute items.

·      Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients.

·      Organize and detail the work area for AM and PM dessert service

·      Test and inspect foods to determine if they have been cooked sufficiently.

·      Demonstrate basic knife handling skills and familiarity with basic kitchen equipment and machines.

·      Operate equipment such as ovens, stoves, grills, mixers, proofers, microwaves, steamers, kettles, and fryers.

·      Research industry trends regularly and maintain a current knowledge of common or trending practices in the industry.

·      Work productively and efficiently with or without supervision when performing routine tasks.

·      Learn, retain, and demonstrate a full knowledge and understanding of all dessert menu offerings.

·      Assist in production planning, record keeping and reporting as required.

·      Assist in the requisitioning and receiving of all food and supplies as required.

·      Perform job safely while maintaining a clean, safe, and organized work environment.

·      Follow all Mohonk Mountain House safety and security policies and procedures.

·      Maintain proper rotation of product in all refrigerators (FIFO) to minimize wastage/spoilage.

·      Maintain food storage and cooler logs in adherence to food safety standards.

·      Sanitize and ensure cleanliness and maintenance of all work areas, utensils, and equipment.

·      Reach with hands and arms, bend, kneel, stoop, twist and flex arms, walk up and down stairs/inclines, sit, climb up/down ladders or stand for up to 5 hours at a time.

·      Maneuver carts or dollies safely with loads up to 200 pounds up and down stairs, elevators, through passageways or outdoors up to 75 feet.

·      Lift up to 50 pounds from ground level to waist level and carries a distance of up to 100 feet with/ without assistance.  Walk up to 5 miles per day.

·      Handle hot items with care.

·      Check the working condition of equipment and machinery in accordance with specifications.

·      Identify safety hazards, report, and follow up to see that corrective action is taken and inform supervisor of hazardous situations.

·      Complete safety training and certifications when offered.

·      Speak, read and write the English language and communicate in a clear and congenial manner, with our guests, visitors and employees.  Hear verbal instructions, directions and warnings.

·      Perform basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

·      Listen well, communicate effectively and establish effective working relationships with other staff, management, vendors and guests that have a variety of educational backgrounds and values.

·      Communicate assistance needed during busy periods.

·      Inspect the work of others by touch, sight, sound and smell for conformance to prescribed standards.

·      See close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

·      Analyze problems and develop and implement action plans to address problems.

·      Work under time constraints, extreme temperatures, and high business levels.

·      Offer consistently professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow colleagues.

·      Assist all service staff and company workers in a professional manner insuring our guest service is in accordance with company standards.

·      Attend shift briefings and actively participate daily.

·      Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets.

·      Adhere to Mohonk Mountain House’s Dress and Grooming Standards; presenting a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance and maintaining a positive, professional image to our customers.

·      Learn and successfully demonstrate the Mohonk Mountain House Service Steps with Service Strategies with guests and staff.

·      Maintain a flexible work schedule including days/nights, weekdays/weekends, holidays, and during peak periods of business.

·      Taste sweet, sour, bitter, and salty and demonstrate a sense of smell.


·      3 years culinary experience in similar operation.

·      Valid Driver’s License and at least 21 years of age, or 20 years of age with at least two years of licensed driving experience.

·      Certification in food service sanitation practices and prevention of food borne illnesses preferred.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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