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Pastry Sous Chef at Manhatta

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Perched sixty stories above Lower Manhattan, Manhatta serves seasonal, inspired cooking, and offers stunning views of New York City, its bridges, and waterways. Manhatta is a restaurant and full-service event space from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, combining sky-high views with down-to-earth hospitality.

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, 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



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