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Pastry Cook

Union Square Cafe (101 East 19th Street)
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Job Description


  Are you hungry for excellence?

Are you seeking the tools to realize the highest version of “you”?
Do you seek a kitchen environment which fosters upward mobility?
If so, apply for our Pastry Cook position today!
Union Square Cafe is seeking a Pastry Cook who brings a passion for excellence, genuine warmth and a desire to succeed through teamwork.  Our brand of hospitality strikes a perfect balance between “going out” and “coming home”, for guests and staff alike!  The kitchen depends on a team sport mentality for success; we seek to create a culture of promoting from within as our senior leaders understand that all boats rise with the tide.  Our pastry cooks love finding the “yes” in order to provide that feeling of "coming home" for our guests!  
Candidate Capabilities:
  • Facility Cleanliness and Food Safety Standards
  • Product Knowledge
  • Baking and Pastry skillset
  • A la Carte Pastry Service, PDR Pastry Service, Station Performance, and Maintenance
  • Effective communication skills with all departments and team members


Skills & Requirements

The Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • Culinary training degree and/or NYC restaurant experience as a Pastry Cook
  • Knowledge of baking ingredients and fundamental procedures
  • Eagerness and availability to gain aptitude on both AM and PM shifts.
  • Emotional Self-Awareness under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Ability to thrive in a fast pace and diverse environment
  • Excellence and Athleticism to collaborate with the Pastry Chef and FOH to create 1 size fits 1 solutions for our guests

Benefits and Compensation

  • Starting wage is $13/hr. with room to level up to $16/hr.
  • Health, dental, vision, paid time off, matching 401(k) and more!
  • Opportunities for career growth with Union Square Cafe and other USHG restaurants*
  • USHG Career Counseling
  • USHG Learning, Development, and Enrichment opportunities


*Union Square Cafe's Career Progression program provides a platform for everyone to learn how to grow both professionally and financially.   


Join Union Square Cafe for our re-opening and begin building your path for tomorrow's growth, today!


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.