Head Baker/Pastry Chef

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Located in Redding, CA

Head Baker/Pastry Chef


Ensure that quality culinary products are produced and served to guests. Identify problems and resolve them quickly and efficiently, maintaining a level head and delegating multiple kitchen tasks simultaneously.  Participate in the execution of baked goods preparation and production within a high scale Retirement Community



  • Train and retain qualified team members
  • Ensure quality standards and controls are in compliance with company guidelines.
  • Purchase, receive and store ingredients and paper goods.
  • Meet and/or exceed the local and federal food handling standards to ensure that the kitchen and the food storage areas in compliance.
  • Maintain adequate inventory levels of in process and finished products to minimize bakery food product outages.
  • Conduct daily physical inventory inspections to identify waste and shrinkage.
  • Prepare, produce and decorate baked goods based on business demands and business objectives.
  • Ensure that recipes are followed 100% of the time and that all tastes profiles are appropriate.
  • Collaborate with the General Manager and Guest Services team members on guest requests and orders.
  • Utilize corporate resources as needed (i.e. Human Resources, Finance, Culinary Operations etc.)
  • Ensure proper safety procedures are being followed
  • Manage unscheduled bakery maintenance as needed
  • Prepare for and recover from peak guest demands by adjusting labor plan and deployment as necessary
  • Receive and transfer supplies between locations in accordance with company procedures
  • Communicate all assignments to team members
  • Cross-train team members and develop/maintain an effective cross-training program
  • Ensure compliance with all policies and procedures
  • Notify HR of all personnel problems, grievances or potential issues
  • Maintain a work environment free of harassment and hostility
  • Set a good performance example for team members to follow
  • Reinforce marketing initiatives and monthly specials with team members
  • Proficient in all the roles and responsibilities in the Culinary department and capable of training team members.
  • Execute the product offerings to the exacting standards of the recipe satisfaction.



  • Works effectively in a matrixed environment based on achieving total – guest satisfaction philosophy
  • Demonstrates high ethical standards and personal integrity to build credibility with the Senior Leadership Team and other members of the management team
  • Effectively influences outcomes of key business issues internally and externally
  • Demonstrates commitment to growing bakery sales
  • Remains objective and fact-based during emotional discussions requiring high profile decisions
  • Influences decisions that are either information-based and/or practical for the bakery
  • Makes complex business decisions an appropriate sense of urgency
  • Sets specific, challenging and achievable objectives and action plans based on thorough analysis and views them as commitments to be achieved
  • Identifies key objectives by developing and implementing an action plan to achieve them



  • One year of supervisory and/or team leader bakery experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal and team building skills
  • Strong organizational capabilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage with minimal supervision
  • Exposure to financial controls and accountabilities
  • Proven track record of operations competency in a fast-pace, rapidly changing, and fiercely competitive environment utilizing innovative tactical solutions



  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Associate degree in Culinary, Baking or Pastry Arts preferred



ServSafe Food Handler Certification

Please apply immediately for consideration!

Send resume to Heather.Sharp@ExpressPros.com

Express Office: Redding
Express Office: Redding
2697 Victor Avenue
Suite B
Redding, CA 96002