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First Cook (Pastry & Bakeshop)

The Fairmont Banff Springs

This is a Contract position in Canmore region, AB posted May 16, 2018.

   

First Cook (Pastry & Bakeshop)

Work with our team of Chefs creating world class dining experiences for our guests.  Your leadership, creativity and culinary skills as a First Cook will guide the preparation of our Pastry & Bakeshop’s wide assortment of delicious in-house made desserts and breads for the enjoyment of our guest.

Hotel Overview: For over 125 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 doesnt disappoint. Just a 1-hour drive from Calgary, Banff uniquely blends a community of hospitality enthusiasts, outdoor adventure seekers, artists, entertainers, and families alike. Its all at your doorstep; this year-round, mountain culture offers true worklife balance in one of Canadas most spectacular destinations. Our welcoming community is cultural, and dynamic.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Chef de Partie on duty

  • Actively share ideas, opinions and suggestions in daily shift briefing
  • Prepare daily production of fresh scones, cakes, cookies, tarts, squares/bars, tempering chocolate for garnish, truffles, and chocolate bars, macaroons, and other Pastry shop items according to the standard recipes
  • Ability to weigh/scale, cut, shape, roll
  • Inspect product for quality and consistency during and after baking
  • Maintains consistency for all items leaving the Pastry Shop
  • Uphold all sanitation and hygiene standards; be clean and presentable at all times
  • Review production schedules to determine variety and quantity of baked goods to be bake
  • Promote and maintain a cohesive teamwork environment which promotes development
  • Understands and maintains Health and Safety Policies in a safe and injury free workplace by following Occupational Health & Safety standards, Safe Work Practices, complying to all sanitation and Equipment Safety Checklist for operation and maintenance, WHMIS
  • Maintain fresh ingredients with proper rotation
  • Understands and complies with employment harassment policies
  • Able to push and pull heavy carts, lift boxes, reach for boxes, stand on feet for duration of their shift
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Knowledge & Experience:

  • Journeymens Baker papers are required
  • Previous experience working in a fast paced, large kitchen environment
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Knowledge of sanitation and safety regulations is required
  • Demonstrates a genuine passion for guest interaction and turning moments into memories
  • Ability to demonstrate innovative and artistic techniques to keep in line with current as well as future culinary Pastry and baking trends
  • Flexible to the demands of the business
  • Excellent communication skills are required
  • Previous experience working in a quality Pastry Shop and bakery is required

Qualifications:

  • Red Seal Journeyman Baker Certificate
  • High School diploma
  • Safe Food Handling Certification
  • Experience in Luxury Hotel Kitchens
  • 2-4 years experience a Pastry Shop
  • WHMIS or similar training

Perks: Endless staff events, subsidized staff housing, daily duty meal in our staff cafeteria, employee travel program, food & beverage/fitness centre/spa/golf discounts, competitive extended benefit plans (medical, vision, dental), employee assistance program.

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

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift
  • Lifting

    – Up to 50lbs-25′ of work time

  • Lifting – Under 20lbs 100′ of Work Time
  • Carrying – Over 20lbs 100′ of Work Time   
  • Pulling – Over 20lbs 100′ of Work Time 
  • Describe Motions – Bending, standing, reaching, cutting, lifting, pushing, repetitive physical movements, dexterity and full range of motion of hands to whisk, scoop, cut scale, shape and move product as needed.
  • Work Environment  -Exposure to kitchen equipment – large and small ovens, stoves, steam kettles, mixers, sheeter, fryers, rational ovens, Steamers, tilt skillets, fridges and freezers as well as blast freezers

Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. The hotel is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.
 

APPLY TODAY: Whether youre launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resortsand the extraordinary opportunities that exist!

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS

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. Thats why you’ll find exceptional work opportunitiesthroughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacificas well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like Londons The Savoy, New Yorks The Plaza, and Shanghais 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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