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Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel

10209 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044

212 Room Hotel

Compensation: 22.00, Full-Time


The Pastry Cook is responsible for executing bakery offerings and dessert menus in cooperation with the Executive Chef. Ensures the quality of the pastry products. He/she is also responsible for assisting the Sous Chef in ensuring the cleanliness, sanitation and safety in the kitchen, work and storage areas while minimizing waste and maximizing cost/production ratio.


Education & Experience:

  • Two or more consecutive years in pastry or relevant qualified work experience under a pastry chef with superior references
  • Culinary Degree with 1 to 2 years of progressive experience in a hotel or related field, preferred
  • Must be computer proficient in Company approved spreadsheets and word processing.

Physical requirements:

  • Long hours sometimes required. Typically, a 50-hour work week.
  • Medium work-Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to stand during entire shift.

Mental requirements:

  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.
  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.
  • Must work well in stressful, high-pressure situations.
  • Must maintain composure and objectivity under pressure.
  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must have the ability to assimilate complex information, data, etc., from disparate sources and consider, adjust or modify to meet the constraints of the particular need.
  • Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data, and basic arithmetic functions.


  • Approach all encounters with guests and co-workers in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards, as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper uniform and name tag when working (per brand standards).
  • Comply at all times with Aimbridge Hospitality standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Comply with certification requirements as applicable for position to include: Food Handlers, CPR and First Aid
  • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
  • Assist in maintaining food costs within budget guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain a file of recipe cards according to Aimbridge Hospitality standards.
  • Ensure recipes and standards are followed, food and labor costs are controlled, the appropriate quantity is prepared
  • Monitor and control the maintenance/sanitation of the pastry shop and equipment to ensure a healthy, safe work environment
  • Regularly review house counts, forecasts and VIP lists.
  • Monitor all banquet and catering activity.
  • Order and maintain pastry shop supplies at par levels to ensure quality production.
  • Maintain a clean kitchen by implementing and maintaining a standard of "Clean as You Go."
  • Maintain proper record keeping (receiving tickets, invoices, and transfer logs) according to Aimbridge Hospitality standards.
  • Maintain systems to control waste.
  • Maintain a professional working relationship and promote open lines of communication with managers, employees and other departments.
  • Ensure you are always attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to guests, all other employees and managers.
  • Attend monthly all-employee meetings and any other functions as required by management.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Executive Chef and General Manager.
Assigned To
Aaron Goodwin
Paul Lynch

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Posted September 23, 2023

Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel



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