Executive Pastry Chef

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Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito Santa Barbara


Job description

Job Title: Executive Pastry Chef

Education: Culinary School Graduate

Location: Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito - Santa Barbara, CA US (Primary)

Career Level: Senior Manager

Category: Culinary

Job Type: Full-time

Compensation Currency: USD

Job Description: Begin Your Rosewood Journey

We believe that life is made of many journeys: inspiration, wonderment, curiosity, or the simple joy of discovering something new every day. If you share the same sentiment, then this opportunity is for you.

Rosewood Miramar is looking for an Executive Pastry Chef to join our Culinary Team!

The Executive Pastry Chef is responsible for the daily operations of the Pastry/Bake Shop from preparation to execution of all meal periods.  Ensuring the quality preparation of all menu items not limited to pastries, desserts, bread, ice creams, sorbets, creams, jams, and proper handling/ storage of all food items in accordance with standards.  Oversees the purchase of all food and develops menus, maintaining approved food costs and labor costs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies, service procedures, and standards.

Ensure that standards are maintained at a superior level on a daily basis.

Ensure proper ordering/purchasing of products every day and specifically on weekends.

Act as a creative force in Pastry menu development

Knowledge of chocolate and sugar sculptures

Provide mentorship and leadership to pastry team members

Responsible for ordering, inventory management, and all other aspects of production management.

Address guest concerns/complaints and resolve to complete satisfaction.

Participate in all management meetings.

Train restaurant associates on pastry preparation and presentation to assist in selling to guests.

Monitor and review daily revenue reports, labor reports, food costs, and all other F&B reports, adjusting where necessary to ensure costs in line with budget and revenues.

Monitor quality control, plate presentation, food quality, etc.

Maintain complete knowledge of and ensure associates' compliance with all departmental/hotel policies and procedures.

Meet with Executive Chef to review schedules, assignments, anticipated business levels, changes, and other information pertinent to the job performance.

Communicate additions or changes to the assignments as they arise throughout the shift.  Identify situations, which compromise the department's standards and delegate these tasks.

Ensure that associates report to work as scheduled; document any late or absent employees.

Ensure that all associates prepare menu items following recipes and yield guides, according to department standards.

Monitor the performance of associates and ensure all procedures are completed to the department standards; rectify deficiencies with respective personnel.

Observe guest reactions and confer with service associates to ensure guest satisfaction.

Promote positive guest relations at all times.

Be familiar with all hotel services/features and local attractions/activities to respond accurately to any guest inquiry.

Monitor and handle guest complaints by following the six-step procedures and ensuring guest satisfaction.

Conduct frequent walkthrough of each kitchen area and direct respective associates to correct any deficiencies.

Ensure that quality and details are being maintained.

Inspect the cleanliness of the line, floor, and all kitchen stations; direct associates to rectify any deficiencies.

Ensure that associates maintain and strictly abide by state sanitation/health regulations and hotel requirements.

Maintain proper storage procedures as specified by Health Department and hotel requirements.

Instruct associates in the correct usage and care of all machinery in the kitchen operation, stressing safety.

Complete work orders for maintenance repairs and submit to Engineering; contact Engineering directly for urgent repairs.

Develop new Pastry menu items, test, and write recipes.

Assist the Catering department with developing special menus for functions; meet with clients as requested.

Review sales and food cost daily; resolve any discrepancies with Finance.

Minimize waste and maintain controls to attain forecasted food and labor costs.

Ensure that excess item are utilized efficiently.

Foster and promote a cooperative working climate, maximizing productivity, and employee morale.

Oversee and direct training of new hires in specified phases of the Pastry kitchen operation; maintain an on-going training program for existing associates.  

Reevaluate positions in the Pastry kitchen and make changes wherever necessary.

Provide feedback to associates on their performance; handle disciplinary problems and counsel employees according to hotel standards.

Conduct scheduled performance appraisals.

Document pertinent information in the logbook and follow up on items notated during other shifts.

Exhibit a friendly, helpful, and courteous manner when dealing with guests and fellow employees.

All other duties as required.

Health & Safety

Be aware of and comply with safe working practices as laid down under the Health and Safety Act as applicable to your place of work. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards at your workplace.

The wearing of appropriate protective clothing provided by or recommended by the Company will be obligatory.

Report any defects in the building, plant, or equipment according to hotel procedure.

Ensure that any accidents to associates, guests, or visitors are reported immediately in accordance with correct procedures.

Attend Statutory Fire, Health & Safety training and be fully conversant with and abide by all rules concerning Fire, Health & Safety.

Be fully conversant with:

OSHA Regulations

Rosewood Miramar Beach

Come and work your magic as you work with this dynamic fun team.  Bring your talent and energy and learn to make all the fabulous drinks that we love and serve. 

Rosewood Miramar Beach features 161 ultra-luxury guestrooms across 16 acres, including a glamorous Presidential Residence, a Bridal Suite, and multi-bedroom family bungalows nestled among rolling lawns and mature landscaping. Guests are treated to estate-style service, entirely personalized to complement their every need. Amenities include an oceanside bar and restaurant with an outdoor terrace, a signature restaurant, two swimming pools, a Sense® spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a beach club, and a screening room. In addition, the resort offers 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space including a 6,000-square-foot ballroom.

Competitive Benefits




Life Insurance and AD&D  

Short Term and Long-Term Disability  

Complimentary Room Nights

Connect with us:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rosewood-hotels-&-resorts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RosewoodMiramar

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosewoodmiramar

Job Requirements: General Skills

Must be able to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed, and accuracy; prioritize, organize, and follow-up; be a clear thinker, remaining calm and resolving problems using good judgment; follow directions thoroughly; understand a guest’s service needs; work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team; work with minimal supervision; maintain the confidentiality of guest information and pertinent hotel data.

Technical Skills

Extensive knowledge in local and worldly Pastries; exceptional guest relations skills; exceptional employee relations skills; strong organizational skills; computer skills proficiency

Thorough understanding of financial reports including labor; ability to effectively direct and manage all facets of the kitchen

Ability to lead a team; flexibility with work schedule

Ability to enforce hotel's standards, policies, and procedures with all kitchen personnel; ability to prioritize, organize and delegate work assignments

Ability to direct performance of Pastry kitchen associates and follow up with corrections where needed; ability to motivate Pastry kitchen associates and maintain a cohesive team;

Ability to promote positive work relationships with service personnel and other departments

Ability to ascertain associates training needs and provide such training; ability to work well under the pressure of organizing and attaining production schedules and timelines

Ability to maintain good coordination; ability to transport cases of received goods to the workstations; ability to transport pots and pans of food from storage/prep areas to the serving line; ability to work an 8-12 hour shift, 5-7 days per week noisy and sometimes close conditions

Ability to work with all products and food ingredients involved; ability to use all senses to ensure quality standards is met; ability to differentiate dates; ability to operate, clean and maintain all equipment required in job functions

Ability to plan and develop menus and recipes; ability to expand and condense recipes; ability to perform job functions without direct supervision; ability to ensure the security of kitchen access, products, and hotel


Required to speak, read and write English, with fluency in other languages preferred.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to exert physical effort in transporting 20 pounds, endure various physical movements throughout the work areas, reach up and down, remain stationary at times throughout work periods, and satisfactorily communicate with guests and co-workers to their understanding. 

Kitchen Environment- constantly exposed to heat, high cold, slippery surfaces, and appliances such as stove, oven, dishwasher, cooking top, as well as housekeeping and cleaning tools.


Diploma/Some College or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

Must have current and valid Food Handler’s card


Minimum of five years’ experience as a Pastry Chef de Cuisine or equivalent experience

Hotel operational exposure (i.e. Culinary) preferred

Experience with a luxury or ultra-luxury property or brand preferred

#RosewoodMiramarBeach #AmericanRiviera


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Job type
Montecito, CA, United States
F&B other
Starting in
As soon as possible
Duration of the contract

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