MIRATE is a Contemporary Mexican Restaurant/Mezcaleria/Cocktail Bar created by Michelin-star chef Joshua Gil and Matthew Egan.
We are looking for a talented experienced pastry cook, Mexican pastry experience is a plus, classically trained is a must.
Job Title: Pastry Cook
Job Summary: A pastry cook is responsible for preparing, baking, and decorating a range of pastries, desserts, and baked goods. They collaborate with the Culinary Director to create and execute menu items, ensuring high-quality presentation and taste. This role demands creativity, precision, and a deep understanding of baking techniques.
Baking and Pastry Preparation:
- Prepare doughs, batters, and fillings for various pastries and desserts.
- Measure and mix ingredients according to recipes, ensuring consistency and accuracy.
- Operate and maintain baking equipment such as ovens, mixers, and dough sheeters.
- Create and bake a variety of pastries, including cakes, cookies, bread, pies, and tarts.
- Decorate and finish pastries with icing, glazes, chocolate, fruit, and other garnishes.
- Ensure that all pastries are visually appealing and meet quality standards.
- Collaborate with the Culinary Director to develop new pastry and dessert menu items.
- Experiment with flavors, textures, and presentation to create innovative desserts.
- Manage inventory of pastry ingredients and supplies, ordering as needed to maintain freshness.
- Monitor food costs and portion control to minimize waste.
Food Safety and Sanitation:
- Adhere to strict food safety and sanitation guidelines to ensure the safety of the food products.
- Maintain a clean and organized work area.
- Collaborate with other kitchen staff, including chefs, sous chefs, and line cooks, to coordinate meal service.
- Assist in training and supervising junior pastry staff.
- Ensure the consistency and high quality of all pastry and dessert items.
- Taste and evaluate products regularly to maintain standards.
- Stay up-to-date with industry trends and emerging techniques in pastry arts.
- Innovate and create unique pastry and dessert items that can attract customers.
- Culinary education and/or pastry chef certification is preferred.
- Previous experience as a pastry cook or baker in a professional kitchen.
- Knowledge of various baking techniques, including bread making, cake decorating, and pastry artistry.
- Attention to detail, creativity, and artistic skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
- Strong teamwork and communication skills.
- Knowledge of food safety regulations.
More detail about Mírate part of Restaurants by Joshua Gil and Matthew Egan, please visit https://culinaryagents.com/entities/416139-mirate