Cook 2 – Demi Chef (Pastry)

Position Profile

About Us 

We are Edmonton’s Destination Management and Marketing Organization (DMMO). We also manage two of Edmonton’s award-winning venues, the Edmonton Convention Centre and the Edmonton EXPO Centre. We help tell Edmonton’s story, elevate the Edmonton experience, and drive inbound visitation and economic impact in the visitor economy.

Working together in a one-team approach aligned by our core values, Explore Edmonton’s business units’ market and sell Edmonton as a year-round destination to visit, work, and play in while also developing products and experiences that have a uniquely Edmonton flavour. And by incorporating the management of the city’s two award-winning venues into Explore Edmonton, we are uniquely positioned to attract major events, meetings, and conventions to our city, generating greater economic impact. While Explore Edmonton’s mandate is focused on generating inbound visitation, what we do and how we do it also enhances and amplifies the quality of life for Edmontonians. The people who live here are our greatest ambassadors, so making it easier for them to love our city makes it easier for us to sell it.

Managed by Explore Edmonton Corporation, the Edmonton Convention Centre and Edmonton EXPO Centre both work toward a vision of being among North America’s top-performing venues and achieve that vision through a commitment to positive social, environmental, and economic impact. As two of Edmonton’s largest and busiest venues, the Edmonton Convention Centre and Edmonton EXPO Centre have a combined 672,000 square feet and welcome more than 1.8 million visitors every year.

Job Details

Job Details

The Edmonton Convention Centre is looking for Cook 2 – Demi Chef to join our Pastry team! This role will assist the Sous Chefs and Chef de Partie in creating a smooth day-to day operation of the pastry kitchen. Outstanding planning, preparation, and presentation of the pastry food within their team will be of the utmost importance.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Preparing and baking bread, baked goods, pies, cakes, tarts, French pastries, and desserts
  • Feeling, tasting, and examining appearances of food prepared and cooked by pastry staff
  • Ensuring correct and timely distribution of food and product to required location under the direction of Chef de parti and Executive Pastry Chef
  • Communicate with Executive Pastry Chef regarding production schedules
  • Ensure proper stock rotation in all areas of the kitchen and minimize waste, best practices for FIFO
  • Manage food quality and productivity by keeping detailed records under the supervision and direction of Chef de partie and executive pastry Chef
  • Ensure the mise en place is ready for the next day according to expectations and demands
  • Maintain a clean workstation in adherence with AHS standards

The successful candidate will have:

  • Post secondary education, with a degree in culinary or hospitality management preferred
  • 1-2 years experience in a high volume kitchen or banquet operation
  • Food Safety Certificate
  • Red Seal Certificate
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment while standing for extended periods of time
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 24 kilograms
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to assess operations, prioritize and multitask multiple services and timelines.

Explore Edmonton Corporation has currently paused our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy. Explore Edmonton Corporation wants to ensure candidates and potential new employees know, should our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy come into effect again, our policy is All employees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination or participate in the rapid testing program. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated based on a protected ground may request an exemption.

Explore Edmonton encourages, supports, and celebrates a diverse and inclusive work environment. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the city we promote and where our employees feel safe and supported every day.

If this role piques your interest, please submit your cover letter to let us know how you feel you could make an impact along with your resume. This posting will remain open until all positions are filled. 

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