Department: Culinary

Reports to: Executive Chef , Executive Sous Chef, Sous Chef

Status: Non-Exempt

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Job Description

Position: Baker
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Reports to: Kitchen Supervisor/Sous Chef/Executive Chef
Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary:
The Baker is responsible for preparing quality pastry and baked items for all Food & Beverage outlets and to continually uphold the Luminary Hotel & Co. service standards and Mainsail Lodging & Development standards. The ideal Baker is a highly motivated, passionate, visionary, energetic bakery team member.

**Please note, Mainsail Lodging & Development is a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment screening, to include a background check which is required for all candidates offered a position.

Essential Functions
• Proficient in all functions of the bakery and excellent technical knowledge (equipment, tempering of chocolate, sauce work, bread baking, specialty cakes)
• Must be comfortable working quickly and efficiently
• Demonstrated understanding of the science of pastry/baking
• Knowledgeable of multiple advanced pastry/baking techniques and chocolate work
• Proficient with tools, measurements and bakery equipment
• Demonstrates the ability to follow and convert recipes
• Organized, hands-on, detailed oriented with strong analytical background
• Exhibits clean work habits and ownership of a safe clean area
• Excellent understanding of Food Safety and HACCP
• Demonstrate passion and enthusiasm
• Strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication.
• Ability to work under pressure and handle high profile projects
• Artistic and creative ability and vision to create high end products
• Will be held to a high standard with exact attention to detail
• Demonstrates excellent judgment of quantity, quality and production
• Ability to propose bakery items
• Knowledge of food allergies
• Support the chef in their absence and meet with the chef(s) for an overview
• General cleaning – to include equipment, floors, walls, coolers, and freezers
• Dishwashing –all Luminary & Co. kitchen staff wash dishes
• Ability to listen and understand specific instructions
• Ability to work as a team in a stressful, fast-paced environment
• Follow Safe Staff sanitary compliance throughout every area working in the kitchen
• Follow all safety procedures to include knife safety
• Restock clean dishes, flatware and all cooking equipment to the appropriate storage areas.
• Follow proper hand washing procedures
• Stock supplies for the kitchen in specified locations and maintain area in order
• Sweep, Scrub, mop floors. Wipe walls, coolers, freezers and equipment
• Assist with loading and unloading of food deliveries and supplies
• Maintain a professional presentable uniform and personal grooming
• Able to effectively communicate with the team on a daily basis
• Maintain a sense of ownership for the hotel / restaurant
• Perform other duties as management requests to service our guests

Qualification Standards

Education & Experience
• High School diploma or equivalent or higher
• Minimum of 2-year of pastry/bakery experience or a culinary certificate and 1 year pastry/bakery experience
• Team player and positive attitude
• Excellent customer service skills
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Physical Demands
• Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
• Ability to communicate clearly
• Corrected vision to normal range
• Ability to use knives, kitchen machinery safely and effectively.
• Ability to lift 20 lbs.
• Long hours sometimes required

Mental Demands
• Make sound judgments quickly
• Ability to work with others in a high demand kitchen
• Work on multiple tasks, making appropriate progress towards deadlines
• Able to work independently, take direction and provide direction to others
• Manage differing personalities within the kitchen, the hotel and the community
• Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
• Ability to work effectively in stressful, high pressure situations
• Ability to effectively handle challenges in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary

NOTICE: The hotel business functions seven days a week, 24 hours a day. All employees must realize this fact and be aware that at all times it may be necessary to move associates from their accustomed shift as business demands. In addition, this is a hospitality business and a hospitable service atmosphere must be projected at all times.

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Date Posted:
January 12, 2023

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