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Pastry Line Cook 3

Posted July 29, 2022

Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Chicago, IL
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A Pastry Cook III is for maintaining, setting up, food production and quality control of all bread, pastry, and dessert items. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Prepare food items according to standard recipes and as specified, to ensure consistency of product. Prepares cookies, pies, dough and other basic items as instructed
  • Performs all prep work assigned, organizes and cleans walk-in coolers and freezers.
  • Stores all food products in walk-in coolers/freezers and dry storage, including covering, labeling dating and proper rotation. Checks expiration dates, especially in highly perishable food items.
  • Performs general/routine cleaning tasks using standard hotel cleaning products as assigned by your supervisor, to adhere to food safety and sanitation standards.
  • Performs HACCP monitoring of temperatures (hot and cold holding, and refrigeration equipment) and maintains good food safety and sanitation standards, proper use of sanitizing solution.


What are we looking for?


High School Diploma or equivalent. Culinary Community College program preferred.


One year minimum pastry experience required in comparable operation.


Ability to obtain certification in food safety and sanitation.

GROOMING All team members must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance (specific standards available).


The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Must have basic knowledge of the fundamentals of baking and pastry preparation.
  • Must have basic knowledge of accepted standards of food safety and sanitation.
  • Must have abilitiy to set up and break down station, wash and disinfect kitchen area at all times.
  • Must have knowledge of operating all kitchen equipment, i.e., stoves, ovens, broilers, slicers, steamers, kettles, scale, mixer, sheeters, etc.
  • Basic mathematical skills necessary to understand recipes, measurements and portion sizes.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language in order to read recipes and communicate with other team members.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity of hand in order to use all kitchen equipment, i.e., knives, spoons, spatulas, tongs, slices, etc.
  • Ability to stand and work for an extended period of time.  As well as move, lift, carry, push, pull and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges and stand for extended periods of time up to and above eight hours.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be open to feedback.
  • Must be able to deal effectively with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy, and collect accurate information to avoid or resolve conflicts.

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!

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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.