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Executive Pastry Chef

Nugget Casino Resort Sparks, NV

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $60,000 to $70,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description
For more than 60 years the Nugget Casino Resort has been an iconic destination in the Reno-Sparks, Nevada area. The Nugget features a full-service casino, 1,380 guest rooms and suites situated in two 28-story guest towers, five restaurants, 110,000 square feet of meeting and special event space, a year-round atrium pool, a fitness center and three live entertainment venues. FUNCTION: The Execuive Pastry Chef is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Bakery Department. RESPONSIBILITIES: Demonstrate strong leadership qualities with attention to detail in elevating and sustaining a competitive edge. Accountable for the quality and consistency of all bakery products produced and served. Works directly with the Executive Chef on creation, development and implementation of new deserts and creative menu developments in all Nugget outlets. Coordinate all daily orders of supplies to the bakery. Responsible for shipping, storage and rotation of bakery products. Manage waste control, quality control, plate presentations, production methods and sanitary conditions. Prepare, form and/or cook dough’s, batters, breads, rolls, sponges, cakes, pies, doughnuts, sweet yeast goods, pastries, laminated dough, candies and cookies, Prepare syrups, sauces, jellies glazes and marzipan. Make and apply fruit fillings, butter creams icings, pastry creams, and Bavarians. Prepare parfaits, bombes, coupes, ice creams and sorbets. Decorate and serve pastries, desserts, cakes (including wedding cakes), temper chocolates and create show pieces. Demonstrate hands on approach to all bakery products produced in the Bakery department ensuring quality, presentation and consistency standards meet the Nugget expectation. Assist with the development of standardized recipes for all menu items, ensuring recipes are accurate and updated as needed. Ensure all food products prepared and meet the established specifications and standards. Ensure proper levels of bakery and pastry products are prepared based on projected needs. Assign tasks for the efficient use of allotted labor ensuring, maximum results are achieved and daily production needs have been met in a timely, organized and efficient manner. Responsible for the set up, cleanliness and origination of the Bakery department. Maintain industry knowledge and trends in the world of pastry and baking. Prepare pastries, desserts and breads for all Nugget outlets. Recommend measures to improve production and service methods, equipment performance, scheduling, and quality control Make suggestions regarding ways to improve in the working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency. Communicate variance of standards to the Executive Chef. Assist the executive Chef with the annual budget process and makes recommendations for improvement or cost savings. Attend meetings and trainings as required. Ability to multitask and work within specific time constraints. Make responsible decisions with ownership and accountability. Set goals for Bakery staff and measures performance. Hire coach and train bakery staff. Complete or approve bi-monthly observations and annual reviews as necessary. Address guest concerns and or complaints in a timely and professional manner Regular predictable attendance is required. Knowledgeable of and consistently follow Nugget policies and procedures as well as appropriate local, state and federal regulations. Communicate effectively with all levels of the Nugget team and guests. Perform work in a safe manner and maintain a safe environment for team member and guests. Immediately report unsafe conditions and team member or guest incidents to a member of the management team or Security. Maintain a positive and professional image when performing duties or representing the Nugget and encourage others to do the same. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Executive Chef MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION LEVEL: High School diploma or equivalent is required. Associates degree or equivalent from a 2-year college or technical school or a combination of education and experience required. LANGUAGE: Effectively communicate with others both verbally and in written form using the English language. Ability to communicate in Spanish a plus. EXPERIENCE: Ten (10) years’ experience in a full-service Bakery to include; minimum of three (3) years progressive experience in the Bakery department within a Hotel, Resort, or Casino. Two (2) years as a Pastry Chef in a high volume, multi outlet hotel, restaurant, or casino with a centralized pastry production kitchen. Two years’ experience in all decorative medias. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Servsafe Certification Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 5 - 10 years Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 Annual Bonus/Commission: No

Nugget Casino Resort


Sparks, NV
89431 USA



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