Pastry Sous Chef

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The Fairmont Royal York


Job description

Pastry Sous Chef

Exceptional service and cuisine are hallmarks of the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts dining experience. As Pastry Sous Chef, the creativity and culinary skills you bring to the Pastry team will create spectacular desserts that bring a delectable end to every memorable meal.

Hotel Overview:  Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Fairmont Royal York is within walking distance to the business and theatre districts and the city's best shopping and dining. Having hosted more than 40 million guests since it opened its doors in 1929, Fairmont Royal York continues to represent the epitome of hospitality. With 1365 guest rooms, 70,000 square feet in 34 conference and banquet rooms, and over 1200 colleagues, Fairmont Royal York depicts the elegance of its past while providing the finest conveniences for today's travellers.
Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Executive Pastry Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
  • Trains and educates colleagues on highest of standards and international culinary techniques.
  • Takes sound recommendations regarding promotions and transfers.
  • Monitors performance levels of all team members and acts accordingly.
  • Timely completion of all one-on-one meetings and performance reviews.
  • Active involvement with our apprenticeship program including demonstrations and follow up with students.
  • Maintains departmental standards as determined by the Executive Chef.
  • Works closely with staff to ensure the high quality and consistency of food preparation and presentation.
  • Ensures that the kitchen area is clean and the equipment is functional.
  • Strive to advance his/her knowledge, skills and abilities and consistently share these with others.
  • Promotes teamwork between the kitchen and all other departments.
  • Participate in the seasonal revision of the pastry menus.
  • Responsible for the day to day maintenance of labour and food cost controls.
  • Creation of weekly work schedule for their area.
  • Full communication and support with Executive Chef, Kitchen Coordinator and Sous Chefs
  • Act as a role model to junior staff members by maintaining a professional work ethic and displaying sound cooking skills.
  • To be Health & Safety conscious and actively involved in maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Minimum of eight to ten years pastry experience in a similar high volume environment is required, restaurant dessert plating an asset. This will include all areas of the pastry function such as wedding cakes, baking, showpieces, yeast, French pastry and chocolate.
  • Completion of Pastry Journeyman papers required.
  • Must be highly resourceful and innovative, detail oriented, quality conscious and aware of contemporary trends in presentation and preparation.
  • Must be an effective leader, manager, trainer, developer, administrator and team player with strong communication and organizational skills. 
  • Experience in a 4 or 5 star international large hotel or restaurant or a similar standard is required.
  • A minimum of one year previous experience as a Pastry Chef or Assistant Pastry Chef is required.
  • International experience and/or training is required.
  • Completion of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts management courses is an asset.
  • Experience with administration such as food cost, schedules, menu design and labour cost is an asset.
  • Experience organizing off-site catering events is an asset.
  • Previous experience teaching or doing demonstrations is an asset.
  • Ontario Food Safe Certification is an asset.


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

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Constant kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting
  • Frequent ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramp


Visa Requirements: Must already be legally permitted to work in Canada

APPLY TODAY: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts believes in outstanding hospitality. We are committed to respecting the independence and dignity of all persons by providing a barrier-free environment for all guests, colleagues, and job applicants. Accommodations are available upon request for all applicants with a disability throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources at 416-860-5091or if you require accommodation
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. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!



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Downtown, Toronto, Canada
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