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Pastry Sous Chef
Brand: Union Square Events
Req#: 501599
Updated: 04/17/2019
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Union Square Events (640 West 28th Street NY, NY)
Category: Back of House Management
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Job Description

Union Square Hospitality Group is seeking a Pastry Sous Chef to join the team at Union Square Events!


The Pastry Sous Chef is responsible for overseeing a team producing everything from Viennoiserie, ice cream, plated dessert to chocolate work and wedding cakes in a high-volume pastry production kitchen. This individual will assist in menu and recipe development for Union Square Events. This individual is expected to develop an understanding of ordering and inventory procedures, food cost and labor cost, and how these reflect in the daily production of their Pastry Cooks. The Pastry Sous Chef will assist to oversee the overall running of the kitchen, cleanliness and organization. The Pastry Sous Chef, in partnership with the Executive Pastry Sous Chef and Executive Pastry Chef, will help foster team spirit and relationships within the team in order to create comradery and a strong, positive, and supportive working environment. What You Bring to the Table 


**Please note: applicants must complete all steps including short answer questions to be considered.**


What You Bring to the Table 

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of :
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgement- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than in expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t-and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first


  • Minimum 3 years experience in large scale format baking, commissary, catering or hotel, preferred
  • 1-2 years management experience preferred
  • Good communication skills; ability to understand, follow and delegate written and verbal instruction
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective Time Management
  • Passion for motivation, educating and empowering the team
  • Emotional Awareness under pressure 
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Experience with systems development and implementation
  • Punctual and reliable attendance 
  • Knowledge and understanding of safety, sanitation and food handling procedures


  • Culinary school preferred

We are a Values-Driven Company that is committed to creating great work experiences for our people with lots of growth opportunities for advancement.

As an important member of our team, you’ll receive:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave (yes! even as an hourly employee!)
  • Money to spend in our restaurants and a 20% discount (and we’ve won 28 James Beard awards)
  • Discounts toward gym memberships, spas, transit passes and hotels – just to name a few…
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future- and you can take it with you when you leave
  • Access to more than 50 Learning and Development programs to support your growth & development
  • Access to Mentor Programs and Career Development advice to help you navigate your career options with us

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