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Pastry Sous Chef at Ci Siamo

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Ci Siamo is the new restaurant from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group and Chef Hillary Sterling, debuting this summer at Manhattan West. Celebrating the beauty of simplicity, Ci Siamo will center around live-fire cooking. The Italian-inflected menu takes inspiration from Chef Sterling’s extensive travels and is rooted in the understated excellence of seasonal ingredients and purposeful preparations. Ci Siamo, which loosely translates to “we’ve made it” or “we’ve arrived,” bridges the traditional with the contemporary to introduce a new space that is at once transportive, yet warmly familiar. Ci Siamo looks forward to participating in New York’s revival and welcoming the city to our home.

Who you are:

In collaboration with the Pastry Chef, the Pastry Sous Chef is responsible for all pastry menu execution and development. The Pastry Sous Chef oversees a team of Pastry Cooks that are responsible for preparing high quality products in all areas of the pastry department. The Pastry Sous Chef should have an endless passion for desserts, a great attitude, and exceptional work ethic. Successful candidates require great efficiency and focus, good communication skills, a pleasant friendly attitude, and a strong passion for hospitality and growth.

What you'll do:

  • Ensure high performance and overall excellence & hospitality in the Pastry Department throughout each day’s specific service periods, ensure consistent execution of pastry offerings and timely flow of service.
  • Always maintain positive working relationships and clear communication with Kitchen & Service teams.
  • Ensure that all recipes, product, food preparations and food execution meet restaurant's specifications and commitment to culinary excellence.
  • Continuously provide support to all pastry staff and actively participate on the in line as needed.
  • Assists in food prep assignments and/or cooking during peak periods as needed and ensures that the team appropriately stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations during service period.
  • Maintain a clean and stocked workplace, prep area, kitchen area, storage area and walk-in

What we need from you:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a Pastry leadership position
  • Certification in Hospitality-related field, or equivalent (preferred)
  • An understanding of baking and pastry techniques, production and a basic understanding of how to use kitchen equipment
  • Eagerness to learn and grow
  • Positive demeanor, ability to give and take direction, and passion for the food industry
  • Open availability
  • English fluency and additional languages preferred, but not required

What you’ll get from us:

  • Annual salary of $70,000 - $75,000, plus bonus potential* 
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you with an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Options (health care, dependent care, transit & parking)
  • Employee Assistance Program to support overall mental wellbeing
  • Exclusive access to primary care, mental health, and other healthcare services through Radish Health
  • Annual dining credit and 51% dining discount throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to the USHG HUGS Employee Relief Fund

*The above represents the expected salary range for this position. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your experience and other job-related factors.


Ci Siamo

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