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Pastry Chef

Company: astor chocolate
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

Pastry Chef/Chocolatier Assistant CHOCOLATE. A simple luxury that brings smiles to faces of people the world over! And it is our passion every day at Astor Chocolate. We've been making Belgian chocolate products for decades in the European style of our founding family ancestors. Since 1950, Astor has come to be known as a leader in Hospitality, Travel Retail, Food Service, and Private Label chocolates. Through investments in people and technology, we have also become known as an innovator in custom graphics, printing, and chocolate. This led to our creation of a highly customized product division aimed at Corporate Sales. From the First Class cabin of an Airbus 380, to the stateroom of a luxury cruise ship, from the penthouse suite of a 5 star hotel, to the snack shop of a major University, from the gift shop of an International airport, to the grocery store down the street, we've been making our consumers smile! As a family owned and operated business, our culture is rooted in dedication, devotion, innovation, team work, social responsibility, and most of all, a commitment to the success of our employees and customers. As we look to the future, and the NextGen of the Astor business, we are looking for smart, hardworking, like-minded people who want to play their part in this ongoing American success story! We are seeking a Chocolatier/Pastry Chef with a passion for chocolate, who will work under the supervision of our Chef/Chocolatier assisting in creating new products for our diverse customer base. We have won our customer's trust by producing a wide and creative range of flavored chocolate bars as well as high end chocolate truffles that find themselves in highly acclaimed restaurants and hotels throughout the country. The position is responsible for product and process innovation, creating new and modifying existing recipes to continually advance the quality, taste, and appearance of our products while meeting customer-consumer needs. The position will work closely with sales, customers, marketing and various departments to understand customer-consumer needs and operational parameters to create new items that drive top line sales growth. This is a fast-paced role that requires excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, ability to multi-task, impeccable organizational skills with attention to detail. Key Responsibilities: Actively support chocolate production to ensure items reflect high standards of quality, consistency, aesthetics and taste. Support the new product development cycle from recipe development to creating samples and then to a manufacturable product. Interface with production personnel to solve problems, enhance quality, and assess manufacturability of new products. Organize recipe formulas and solutions for assigned projects, products and maintain database of the ideas. Provide full project follow-up and completion of necessary project documents, including recipe creation. Assist Chef / Chocolatier by controlling food and labor cost, as well as purchasing, receiving, purveyor lists and inventory of all kitchen items. Effectively communicate with internal staff in order to fulfill and address any issues or needs requested by sales and product development. Qualifications : Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science in Baking or Pastry from an accredited institution preferred, experience with chocolate is a great plus. Cutting edge talent for product trends and designs with a highly creative imagination. Strong math skills, including adjusting recipes and formulas by percentage, and scaling formulas up/down. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to total quality efforts by striving for continual improvement, working cooperatively as a team member and concentrating on both internal and external customers. Ability to handle pressure and take direction in a demanding environment A demonstrated passion for, and understanding of, Chocolate. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

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