Baker/Pastry - Kitchen

36 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA Req #320
Friday, July 15, 2022
Hotel Californian fosters a creative, entrepreneurial, and energetic work environment. We value passionate people who love to be challenged and desire the freedom to contribute to the overall success of the hotel. We strive to create a workplace culture that values family, work-life balance, and community. We help develop our teams and provide support for them to grow their careers with our organization. Our Talent is proud to work here.


The Baker/ Pastry cook is responsible for the pastry team in the coordination of all desserts and bakery items prepared. To assist in the preparation of bread, rolls, breakfast pastries, and other baked goods for the hotel’s guests, outlets and banquet functions. To uphold and assure compliance with all company and departmental policies and procedures.


  • Assist in the preparation and baking of dough, cookies, muffins, dough, sponges, custards, meringues, mousse, icing, and other pastries. Store and handle all baked goods.
  • Safely and appropriately use baking and measuring tools/equipment/appliances to prepare baked foods.
  • Follow and ensure compliance with food safety handling policies and procedures, including personal hygiene procedures. 
  • Assist with the setup of banquet functions, outlet orders, and breakfast production.
  • Monitor and maintain sanitation and safety standards.
  • Maintains dessert station mise en place according to Chef specifications.
  • Prepares all recipes with minimal to no supervision as required for daily service.
  • Assist Pastry Chef, Banquet Chef and Restaurant Chef in plating.
  • Plates desserts to order according to service standards.
  • Responsible for completing “Production Sheet” indicating items produced throughout shift.
  • Inform the Executive Chef of any supplies that need to be requisitioned
  • Minimize waste and maintain controls to attain forecasted food cost.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

  • Advanced knowledge of pastry functions such as standard mixing procedures, baking time and temperatures, ice creams and sorbets, sanitation and proper handling of mise en place.
  • Basic knowledge of chocolate work including tempering, making and handling chocolate garnishes, proper emulsifications, and confectionery items.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience as a pastry cook in a luxury hotel or fine dining environment is highly preferred.
  • Culinary degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Abide by availability schedule and be flexible in work habits and schedule.
  • Ability to read recipes and follow instructions.
  • Demonstrates adequate pastry skills and operations.


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Note: The responsibilities associated with this job could change from time to time in accordance with Hotel Californian’s business needs. As a team player, I may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those set forth above.

Foley Entertainment Group, LLC. is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an e-mail to to let us know the nature of your request. This employer participates in E-Verify EOE/AA/Disabled/Vets Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.  The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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  • Job Family *Hotel - Hotel Californian
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 36 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA