Assistant Pastry Chef

Position Available

Assistant Pastry Chef


Job Type


Program Area

Skilled Trades

Position Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Industry experience – Pastry Production
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a valid Drivers’ License
  • Associate’s degree
  • Relevant work experience can be substituted for education – 8 years

Company Name

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts


(717) 520-5775

Contact Person

Zachary Bleiler


Company Address

Hershey, PA

Company Website


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This position plays a primary role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of all baked/pastry goods served at The Hotel Hershey while maintaining a positive and focused environment. Assist in the management and mentorship of the pastry shop staff. This individual displays exemplary skills, knowledge and leadership in the realm of kitchen production, plated and banquet desserts, baked goods, wedding cakes and finishing techniques.

The Assistant Pastry Chef leads team members while assisting with daily tasks. This individual is expected to understand various business levels and how it impacts our interest as a business in food and labor costs for success.

Job Functions (Items marked with an asterisk are essential functions of this position):

  • Ability to organize overall production to maintain an even level of daily team workload to comfortably meet deadlines, maintaining execution of quality and standards *
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills within team members and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with supervisors, team members and customers *
  • Ability to supervise, motivate, train, delegate and counsel team members for success and growth and maintain high quality of food presentation and self-actions to reflect current Forbes standards *
  • Project a positive, self-motivated & professional attitude at all times and demonstrate an interest in industry growth, stay on top of trends, keep within industry demands and most current standards *
  • Assist with food ordering, pars and executing proper storage of baking and pastry goods and complete monthly food inventories with accuracy *
  • Monitor the compliance of company procedures, protection of property and adherence to departmental policies and maintain and enforce a clean and sanitary work environment on a daily basis *
  • Assist with additional requests of the4 Executive Pastry Chef, ensure ability to fill in during absence of Pastry Chef and attend required meetings, following through on communication as needed *
  • Maintain and enforce standards of good personal hygiene and proper uniform guidelines *

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Industry Experience – Pastry Production
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a valid Drivers’ License
  • Associate’s degree
  • Relevant work experience can be substituted for education – 8 years

Additional Qualifications:

  • Proficient working with details on a daily basis for prolonged periods of time
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word
  • Post-Employment – ServSafe Certification

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Climbing Ladders Occasional (<33%)
  • Reaching Forward Occasional (<33%)
  • Climbing Stairs Occasional (<33%) (10ft maximum height)
  • Lifting Occasional (<33%) (50lbs maximum weight)
  • Reaching Overhead Occasional (<33%)
  • Finger Dexterity Frequent (34-66%)
  • Hand/Eye Coordination Frequent (34-66%)
  • Stooping Frequent (34-66%)
  • Bending Frequent (34-66%)
  • Sitting Occasional (<33%)
  • Standing Constant (>67%)
  • Walking Constant (>67%)
  • This job requires a good sense of vision (either corrected or uncorrected). Visual ability to operate moving equipment such as a car, truck, golf carts, etc.
  • This job requires the visual ability to perform detailed work at close distances (computer screens, accounting ledgers, using measurement devices).
  • This job regularly requires verbal communication of detailed information to others either by phone or in person.
  • Must be able to speak and read the English language.
  • Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers (Repetitive motion).

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer