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Pastry Chef - Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Posted June 11, 2021

Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Chicago, IL

About This Job


Waldorf Astoria is looking for a talented Pastry Chef to oversee the pastry team at this gorgeous Chicago property!

Located one block from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile in the stylish Gold Coast neighborhood, this 60 story award winning hotel has 215 rooms, over 8,000 square feet of meeting space, and two dining establishments. This position reports directly into the Executive Chef and manages a team of 4 Pastry Cooks. 

The ideal candidate will be a hands on and innovative leader with strong attention to detail, organization, and a talent for developing others. At least 3-5 years of pastry chef experience with a diverse background in fine dining is required. Union management and luxury hotel experience is a huge plus!

What will I be doing?

As a Pastry Chef, you would be responsible for assistant with the direction and oversight of all pastry production and menu creating in the resort's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, a Pastry Chef would be respnsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Leads and participates in pastry production

  • Create/prepare/produce/bake breads, rolls, breakfast pastries and desserts according to standard recipes for restaurants and banquets

  • Decorates pastries/cakes/plated desserts with the upmost creativity and skill

  • Maintains adequate supply of all prepared products on hand and ensures the proper storage

  • Ensures compliance with health, safety, sanitiation and alcohol awareness standards

  • Trains, supervises, schedules and assists in evaluating staff

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What are we looking for?

Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:



  • Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.

  • Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.

  • Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.

  • Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.

  • Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.

  • Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Quality

  • Productivity

  • Dependability

  • Customer Focus

  • Adaptability

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.  And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!





About this Employer

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

11 E. Walton
Chicago, IL 60611

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Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago creates a new experience in luxury - energetic and fashion-forward, warm and welcoming, fresh and engaging – through innovations in service and technology. Each of the hotel’s 188 spacious guestrooms and suites boast elegantly modern furnishings, cozy fireplaces, marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, vanities with inset LCD televisions and Rivolta Carmignani Italian bed linens. The Waldorf Astoria Chicago features a distinct culinary experience - Balsan, a sophisticated European bistro. Expanding over 14,000 square feet, the spa and health club offers a wide-ranging menu of personalized services as well as a nail spa, barber suite, relaxation areas and a fitness facility complete with Pilates and Gyrotonics studio.

Designed by renowned architect Lucien Lagrange, The richly detailed exterior and European courtyard are reminiscent of the grand hotels of the 1920's, while the interiors embrace a sophisticated, urban sensibility.