Pastry Sous Chef
Dorchester Collection
2d ago


We work with some of the most talented and unique individuals in our business, who always ensure the extraordinary guest experience of Dorchester Collection and the hotels within it.

It is, after all, our people that bring our vision to life. As a member of our Dorchester Collection Family, we will support your development by nurturing your personality, creating a transparent culture of trust collaboration and appreciation.

Supported by our annual personal development planning, tailored learning opportunities and our Academy programs you will be a part of creating a bespoke experience.

Treasured by guests. Cherished by employees. Celebrated worldwide.

As an employee, you are expected to provide our guests with a bespoke and memorable experience measured to the highest standards of quality and service delivery.

Additionally the execution of your position will be in accordance to our company policies, standards and procedures.

Our company values are the fundamental spirit on how we reach our goals. As an ambassador of Dorchester Collection you will be entrusted with our values and expected to further enrich our We Care culture : Passion - Personality - Respect - Working Together - Creativity

This job description is intended to illustrate the main duties and responsibilities of the role. It is not intended to be exhaustive and please be advised that the duties and responsibilities may be added on a temporary or permanent basis as appropriate.

Position Overview

Division & Department

Food & Beverage - Pastry

Position Overview

Our Pastry Sous Chefs are the artists of our hotel! Entrusted with the ability to provide leadership within the pastry team by optimizing the departments’ performance, ensuring standards are met, and increasing employee and guest engagement.

Though skillfully trained, they never lose sight of their ultimate reasonability, to create lifelong memories for our guests.

Essential Functions & Physical Requirements

  • A day in the life of our Pastry Sous Chefs it demands high levels of energy in order to keep up. They need consistency even though the days are never alike;
  • and creativity to tackle daily adventures. Listing all of the tasks that our Pastry Sous Chefs accomplish would be lengthy but the list below is essential to know.

  • Our Pastry Sous Chefs are responsible for conducting menu tasting, buffet set ups, amenities, and deserts for the restaurant during their day.
  • This will include food production, preparation, plating all to ensure our guests receives nothing but the best experience.

    In addition, our Pastry Sous Chefs Implement and recommend changes in systems and procedures to increase efficiency and improve service.

    This includes monitoring and controlling labor and operating expenses through effective scheduling, budgeting, forecasting, purchasing decisions, inventory and cash control.

    Our Pastry Sous Chefs also control food waste while maintaining all standards of health safety and Dorchester Collection.

  • Sometimes our guests have special requests involving food allergies, dietary restrictions and even special occasions. Most of these requests are fulfilled by our Pastry Sous Chefs.
  • Our hotels are truly luxury hotels. This requires preventing and correcting the imperfections and blemishes that tend to come up.
  • Our Pastry Sous Chefs are relied upon to report these and work with several other positions to correct.

  • Communication is what keeps our departments running perfectly. Our Pastry Sous Chefs must communicate with other departments and extended hotel team in order to ensure the alignment remains.
  • Our Pastry Sous Chefs attend all operational meetings and disseminate pertinent information to ensure effective coordination and cooperation amongst all departments.

    The items shared are essential. However, to ensure consistency, our Pastry Sous Chefs are provided with specifics on how we care for their department and our hotel.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, taste and smell. The employee frequently is require to stand, walk, and sit for the duration of their shift.

    Employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

    The employee must regularly lift and / or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to extreme heat, and occasionally, extreme cold.

    The employee will work near moving mechanical parts; such as ovens, range tops, sheeter, and large mixers.

    Due to the nature of the hospitality industry, employees are required to work varying schedules, including weekends and holidays, to accommodate the business and demands of the hotel.

    Qualifications and Desirables

  • All of our employees are ambassadors of our Vision, Values and culture. Our Pastry Sous Chefs do this with all they do.
  • English is the primary language used in our hotel. Our Pastry Sous Chefs must feel comfortable communicating in this language.
  • Attention to detail is critical for this role.
  • We pride in nurturing an environment where Working Together is a must. Our Pastry Sous Chefs are our biggest champions of this.
  • Our hotels operate nonstop, this requires flexibility from everyone on the team.
  • Benefit Package

    Our success is a result of our employees. We believe that everyone apart of our team should share the rewards. For this position this will mean the following benefit package.

  • Medical / Dental / Vison Benefits
  • Pension / 401k Plan
  • Sick Time
  • Hotel Benefits
  • EOE : All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

    We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.

    ADA : The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.

    OSH Act : A Pastry Sous Chef is not to handle any human body fluid, biological agents, laboratory chemicals

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