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Executive Pastry Chef

Reference: MAR20242753
Expiry date: 2024-04-11 17:30:00.000
Location: New York, USA
Salary: $110,000.00 - $115,000.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Excellent Benefits

Position : Executive Pastry Chef for Peak Restaurant in New York City

Required Years of Experience

5 years

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Job Details


Whether in New York, London or Berlin, you can expect unique surrounds, a vibrant atmosphere and exceptional dining at any of RHC’s restaurants.

From Sky Garden’s breathtaking rooftop restaurants and bars, to the bustling dining scene at the Royal Albert Hall, RHC offers a little something for everyone. We continuously strive towards excellence and rely on the support of our culinary and hospitality team members to contribute to our worldwide operations.


Peak restaurant, the highest restaurant in the western hemisphere, is looking for an Executive Pastry Chef to manage and support the production of a variety of desserts at this busy venue.  We are looking for a passionate and creative talent, who has great attention to detail and a wide range of pastry skills. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in culinary arts with a passion for pastry and with a good knowledge of the main pastry disciplines. The successful candidate with have a good experience in different pastry fields as well as different genres of food.


  • Responsible for method of service, production, and baking to ensure all items are prepared to meet deadlines and standards.
  • Manage and support the Pastry Sous Chef and line level pastry team
  • Properly execute plated desserts with varying components to standards set.
  • Taste and review pastry products on a daily basis to ensure quality and consistency with preparation and presentation.
  • Assist with developing, implementing, and maintaining new recipes, presentations, and products.
  • Identify and communicate suggestions to the Executive Chef for policies and procedures to improve the operation.
  • Oversee menu creation and pastry items which include cakes, petit fours, ice creams and sorbets, plated desserts, and vegan baking.
  • Have strong communication skills to ensure the team is constantly being challenged and improving.
  • Ensure recipes are executed properly and the company standards are exceeded through getting the best ingredients and treating them as well as possible.
  • Perform master inventory; check all quantities and quality and determine a master prep list for the location.
  • Supervise other kitchen staff, as well as keeping an eye out for problems that arise in the kitchen and seizing control of a situation at a moment's notice.
  • Be able to effectively inspire staff members to go above and beyond the expectations of their particular roles as well as discipline under-performing staff members.
  • Planning and directing pastry preparation in the kitchen and on the line for service.
  • Manage staff scheduling.
  • Complete other tasks and all closing requirements as directed.
  • Have working knowledge of inventory ordering systems.


  • 5+ yrs. prior supervisory experience within a pastry department
  • NYC Food Handler/Sanitation Certified
  • Associate Degree or Culinary Degree with emphasis in pastry highly preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of proper pastry methods, techniques, and standards
  • Ability to lead various pastry teams, build team morale, and inspire
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to produce and cook alongside a team
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work well in an environment with time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and handle last-minute changes


  • Ability to perform essential job functions consistently, safely, and successfully with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative
  • productivity standards. 
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the work area and property.  Bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms, and hands above shoulder height frequently, or otherwise move in a constantly changing environment. 
  • Climbing steps regularly 


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Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($110,000.00 - $115,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Commuter Benefits, Dining Discounts, Wellness Program

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Required Skills

Team Development and Training

Pastry Making

Safety and Sanitation

Menu Development

Ordering / Purchasing

Team Management


Kitchen Management



RHC is for everyone. Diversity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence.

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