R&D Pastry Chef – Mexican Desserts


Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions

R&D Pastry Chef – Mexican Desserts Orange County CA
$80000 – $89000

Incredibly rare opportunity for a Mexican pastry and dessert specialist! This is a new creative role to innovate for a longstanding brand that is restructuring and elevating offerings. A strong knowledge of and experience with Mexican pastry is required, including but not limited to: cake, pan dulce, gelatins, flan, and more. While primarily focused on R&D, this role also collaborates closely with other departments like training to ensure the recipes can be executed at a high level.

 **Primarily Monday-Friday and 40 hour work week!**

R&D Pastry Chef Responsibilities:

  • Create and innovate new recipes, seasonal specials, menus and programs for pastry team
  • Effectively communicate and build relationships across corporate and field leadership
  • Develop and collaborate on training materials and SOPS – including but not limited to providing instruction for other pastry team members at both leadership level and hourly, that may include hands-on demonstration
  • Actively stay abreast of market trends, guest feedback, and industry offerings
  • Work with marketing to implement new ideas, offerings, and corresponding milestone calendars for upcoming launches

R&D Pastry Chef Qualifications:

  • Mexican pastry and baking experience required, including knowledge of regional foods of Mexico
  • Spanish speaking ideal, but not required
  • 3 years experience as a Pastry Chef, Head Baker, Pastry Sous Chef
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse teams, including ability to speak to individuals at different corporate and field levels
  • High attention to detail, organization, and able to prioritize different projects

Compensation includes:

  • Base salary in the $80-$89k range
  • Medical benefits
  • PTO
  • 401k

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