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Pastry Cook

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

Make a meaningful impact as a Pastry Cook at Union Square Cafe!

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta and Porchlight to name a few!


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!  

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
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

What You Bring to the Table

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- 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 is 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
  • 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
  • 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 Qualifications

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.