Junior Sous Chef (Pastry Bake Shop)

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The Fairmont Banff Springs


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Junior Sous Chef (Pastry Bakeshop)

Work with our team of Pastry Chefs creating world class dining experiences for our guests.   This is your opportunity to work in a Kitchen committed to preparing and serving the finest meals. 

Hotel Overview: For 130 years, The Fairmont Banff Springs has built a distinct and iconic reputation. With 757 guest rooms, world-class golf and spa experiences, 78,000 square feet of expansive conference facilities, and one of the largest food & beverage operations in North America, our Castle in the Rockies is the place to ignite a brilliant career. This is a vibrant workplace with tremendous growth and mentorship opportunities; a place for colleagues who aspire to deliver amazing guest service, learn, grow and innovate.
The Rocky Mountain lifestyle doesn’t disappoint. Just a 1-hour drive from Calgary, Banff uniquely blends a community of hospitality enthusiasts, outdoor adventure seekers, artists, entertainers, and families alike. It’s all at your doorstep; this year-round, mountain culture offers true work–life balance in one of Canada’s most spectacular destinations. Our welcoming community is cultural, and dynamic.  
Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Executive Pastry Chef & Head Baker, responsibilities and essential job functions include, but are not limited to the following:            
  • Provide warm, friendly and engaging service
  • Assist in quality control of products made with the Pastry Chef and Head Baker, determine formulas and ingredients used for daily production.
  • Prepare daily production of fresh artisan breads, rolls, muffins and all other bakeshop items according to the standard recipe
  • Ability to weigh, cut, roll, and shape doughs by hand
  • Responsible for the Sourdough starters
  • Inspect product for quality and consistency during and after baking
  • Maintains consistency for all items leaving the Pastry and Bake Shop
  • Assist with dessert menu development, implementation, maintains appropriate outlet and banquet recipes to implement these menus.
  • Assigns workload to achieve maximum labor and dollar efficiency. 
  • Organize daily function sheets and effectively manage colleagues in their daily task.
  • Produce daily production schedules for all colleagues.
  • Assist in the training of Bakers, Pastry Cooks, and Apprentices. 
  • Assist in the establishment of standards of production.
  • Assists in Pastry Department meetings, enforces company policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Monitors sanitation procedures in the Pastry Kitchen.
  • Ability to create specialty cakes and assist in showpiece construction.
  • Monitors safety of the pastry operation and monitors unauthorized colleagues.
  • Assist in the establishment of personal development of all pastry colleagues and provides guidance and direction.
  • Assist in corrective disciplinary actions and documentation as needed.
  • Reports maintenance problems of equipment and makes sure all equipment is in proper working order at all times.
  • Completes daily temperate log books and insures FIFO of all received goods.
  • Assist in the supervision of requisitioning and receiving of food to prevent stockpiling and losses due to spoilage.
  • Directs the effective uses of all left over products and finished items.
  • Being adaptable to work different shifts to support the team as the Pastry and Bake Shop is a 24 hour operation
  • Commitment to the ongoing success of our Culinary Team
  • Enforce a safe work environment for all colleagues and guests by upholding the Safety rules provided by the Fairmont Banff Springs and the Culinary Department
  • Foster an environment of cooperation within the department, and between other departments within the hotel, encouraging participation and input from all colleagues, while promoting professional work habits that will ensure that the department is being guided at all times by Fairmont’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Red Seal Journeyman Certificate
  • Safe Food Handling Certification
  • Strong Skills in visual presentation of food, with a familiarity with contemporary serving styles.
  • Experience with Recipe development and innovation
  • High School diploma
  • Has knowledge of how to work with Sugar, Chocolate, Marzipan, Wedding Cakes, and all Bakery aspects
  • Knowledge of finishing methods and techniques.
  • Basic celebration cake building and icing.
  • Knowledge of various doughs.
  • Has worked with laminated dough; Danish Dough, Croissant Dough, Puff Pastry, able to form Danish and croissants.
  • Has the ability to understand Food Cost, and Labor Cost
  • Has knowledge of commercial equipment such as Rational Ovens, Proofer, Dough Divider, and Scales
  • Has extensive knowledge of banquet business
  • Menu development, menu language, and interpretation
  • Knowledge of Birchstreet purchasing systems
  • Comfortable and knowledgeable about kitchen hazards
  • Must have personal set of culinary/pastry tools required to perform one’s job
  • WHMIS or similar training
  • 2-4 years experience as a leader
  • Experience with luxury hotel kitchens

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to): 

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs
  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting
  • Work Environment – Humidity, dust, noise and fumes

Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. In the event no qualified Canadian applicants are found, the hotel may assist in obtaining work authorization 


APPLY TODAY: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!
At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. Our Sustainability Partnership program represents our ever-expanding commitment to being a responsible business and to following the principles of sustainability across our operations, the world over. An exciting future awaits!


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