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Director of Pastry

Posted June 19, 2022

Park Hyatt New York
New York, NY
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At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful experiences to each every guest.  Hyatt is a place where high expectations aren't just met-they're exceeded. It's a place of outstanding rewards, where talent opens doors to exciting challenges in the hospitality industry.  It's a place where career opportunities are as unlimited as your imagination. Discover your place to shine in our warm, respectful, and inclusive culture.  
Our Hyatt Culture is represented by our mission, values, and goals through: Innovative, Respect, Service-Oriented and Inclusion.  Innovative, Hyatt is forward thinking and passionate as we seek new ways to advance in the hospitality industry. Respect, Hyatt associates are inspired by the team's spirit and camaraderie given to one another.  Service-Oriented, Hyatt is customer focused by providing authentic hospitality in every way every time.  Diversity and Inclusion, Diversity is an integral part of who we are and what we represent. 
The goal of the Director of Pastry is to manage a specific department and work with the Executive Chef and/or Executive Sous Chef to create, implement and maintain quality standards. In some instances the Director of Pastry will be expected to be responsible for the entire operation in the absence of the Executive Sous Chef and/or Executive Chef. The ideal Culinary Manager - Pastry will accomplish their tasks by monitoring the daily functions of the culinary department, including providing support and guidance to the culinary team, ending in a positive guest experience. 
Responsibilities include: 
  • Support senior leadership by developing and assuming basic management responsibilities
  • Assume the role of liaison between all departments within the culinary division and all other hotel departments
  • Supervise the preparation and cooking of various food items
  • Develop and implement creative menu items that adhere to Hyatt brand standards
  • Plan, coordinate & implement special events and holiday functions
  • Manage hourly kitchen employees through scheduling, payroll, training, coaching, evaluating and hiring
  • May manage other key culinary leadership rolls including supervisor and other less senior Sous Chefs
  • Lead and coach the team towards achieving exceptional guest service and employee satisfaction results
  • Monitor food production, ordering, cost, and quality and consistency on a daily basis
  • Ensure proper safety and sanitation of all kitchen facilities and equipment

Requirements

  • In-depth skills and knowledge of all kitchen operations
  • Possess strong leadership, communication, organization and relationship skills
  • Experience with training, basic financial management and customer service
  • Proficient in general computer knowledge
  • A true desire to exceed guest expectations in a fast paced customer service environment
  • Capable of producing a consistent product in a timely manner
  • Strong training and communication skills
  • Culinary education and/or on the job training, hotel experience preferred
  • Geographic and schedule flexibility preferred
Hyatt develops Culinary Managers to progress into the role of Executive Sous Chef through the training of Banquets, Restaurants and Garde Manager. Sous Chefs report directly to the Executive Sous Chef and/or Executive Chef.
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts believes in strong commitment to promotion from within.  Begin your career today as the Culinary Manager and find yourself as a Executive Sous Chef within a few years.  70% of management hired is from within Hyatt, 89% of Managing Committee is promoted from within.  The statistics are there; make it your next step!
Hyatt associates work in an environment that demands exceptional performance yet reaps great rewards.  Hyatt has the best to offer in the culinary field. Whether its career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.
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Park Hyatt New York

153 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

(646) 774-1234

210 Room Hotel

newyork.park.hyatt.com

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Hotel Overview

Treat yourself to a unique, enriched experience at our luxury Midtown Manhattan hotel.

Slated for completion in summer-2014, Park Hyatt New York will be located in the heart of midtown at 153 West 57th street between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue, across from Carnegie Hall and a short stroll from Central Park. The hotel, designed by world-renowned, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc, will feature 210 generously sized guest rooms including 92 suites, designed by Yabu Pushelberg. The state-of-the-art guest rooms are among the largest in the city, starting from 475 square feet or 44 square meters.  The hotel is part of a 90-story mixed-use tower that features 94 Thomas Juul-Hansen-designed luxury spaces with breathtaking views of Central Park and the New York skyline.

Throughout our hotel, guests will experience an uncommon space offering sophistication and elegance.  Indulge in our generously-sized accommodations that marry luxurious appointments with dozens of modern amenities. Discover rare and intimate experiences tailored to your individual preferences with delectable dishes at our restaurant The Back Room at One57 or our soothing and invigorating full-service Spa Nalai. We take pleasure and pride in customizing each stay for traveling professionals and vacationing tourists alike, including being a pet friendly hotel.

With its premier address on West 57th Street, Park Hyatt New York will be nestled among many top destinations and face the world-famous Carnegie Hall across the street. Experience the stunning acoustics of this performing arts and music venue next door or in our hotel with exclusive Carnegie Hall-related features. Raising the standards for New York luxury hotels, Park Hyatt New York delivers style and sophistication in every detail with personal touches inspiring our ambiance, artwork, dining and décor.