pastry chef resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Well-qualified culinary professional adept at creating dough, ice creams, sorbets and pastries that delight diners. Excellent multitasking and communication skills. History of keeping costs under control and meeting demanding business objectives while attracting customers with tasty, beautiful dessert creations. Bringing 15 years' experience in culinary environments. Accomplished Pastry Chef with expertise in Pastry and Bakery and development of new menu items. Hardworking, dedicated and knowledgeable professional with exacting standards for food quality and presentation. Skilled Baker with exceptional knowledge of baking times, methods, temperatures and flavors. Well-versed in proper function and maintenance of bakery utensils and equipment. Award-winning Baker brings 10+ years of experience in small bakery with high output. Exceptional knowledge of classic techniques and broad array of recipes. Diligent kitchen staff with endurance despite high volume and tight spaces.

  • Perceptual Speed
  • Dough Preparation and Baking
  • Special Requests
  • Pie Crust Preparation
  • Recipe Adaptation
  • Dessert Preparation
  • Accurate Scale Operation
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Mixing and Blending
  • Cooking Machinery Operation
  • Batter and Filling Preparation
  • Ingredients Measurement
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cake and Pastry Decoration
Work History
Pastry Chef, 04/2018 to Current
American Dining CreationsLiverpool, NY,
  • Determined quantity of product to prepare for next day operation by maintaining detailed production schedule.
  • Maintained well-organized mise en place to keep work consistent.
  • Managed in-store, pick-up orders and catering needs.
  • Oversaw purchasing, storage and use of kitchen supplies.
  • Trained new kitchen staff on procedures and managed performance for up to 20 team members.
  • Established and maintained positive vendor relationships.
  • Personalized creations for holidays, weddings, graduations and personal events.
  • Mixed icing and other toppings by reading recipes, scaling and measuring ingredients and operating mixer.
  • Created unique daily specials to drive business growth.
  • Aligned seasonal plans with ingredient availability and key area events for optimal promotions.
  • Iced and airbrushed cakes and other pastries for customized orders.
  • Mentored kitchen staff to prepare each for demanding roles.
  • Produced allergy-friendly gluten-, dairy- and egg-free variations of classic recipes.
  • Cycled menus to keep offerings fresh and interesting for customers.
  • Produced up to 60 pastries, cakes, breads and other desserts each day.
  • Collaborated with vendors to source desired recipe ingredients while maintaining tight cost controls.
  • Produced revolutionary menu offerings to put establishments on local, regional and national map.
  • Kept labor at or below 10% to support business profit targets.
  • Prepared all pastry items in accordance with standards of quality, quantity control, taste and presentation.
  • Baked consistent quality items by accurately mixing, dividing, shaping and proofing.
  • Cleaned and maintained kitchen equipment and oven.
  • Supervised and enhanced work of 10 -person team producing more than 60 plates per day.
  • Developed new products based on seasonal ingredients, holidays and dessert trends.
  • Replenished and rotated food items, following correct food cooling and storage procedures.
  • Mixed, proofed, shaped and baked dough for baguettes, bagels and other breads.
  • Operated bakery under budget for 5 consecutive years.
  • Managed inventory, labor, expenses and other operational processes.
  • Recruited, hired and trained staff of hardworking associates.
  • Prepared assortment of chocolate bark, truffles and other hand dipped and molded chocolates.
  • Served 100 bakery customers daily with professional and effective customer service.
  • Operated bakery under budget for 5 consecutive years.
  • Operated bakery under budget for 5 consecutive years.
Chef Manager, 11/2019 to 06/2020
Sunrise Senior LivingShelby, MI,
  • Kept kitchen staff in compliance with safety and food regulations to reduce opportunities for illness or accidents.
  • Placed food orders with suppliers on weekly basis, taking into account kitchen budget and expected demands.
  • Developed kitchen staff through training, disciplinary action and performance reviews.
  • Maintained high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Developed new culinary programs that increased customer satisfaction and operational excellence levels.
  • Scheduled and received food and beverage deliveries, adhering to food cost and budget.
  • Pitched in to work line during busy periods or in place of sick employees.
  • Inspected kitchens to observe food preparation quality and service, food appearance and cleanliness of production and service areas.
  • Disciplined and dedicated to meeting high-quality standards.
  • Trained and managed kitchen personnel and supervised related culinary activity.
  • Developed and remained accountable for safety, quality, consistency and adherence to standards.
  • Oversaw scheduling, inventory management and supply ordering to maintain fully stocked kitchen.
  • Monitored and controlled overhead and production costs with responsibility for profit and loss.
  • Implemented successful cross-marketing strategies such as food and wine pairings.
  • Introduced new market items and spearheaded production of highly popular Sunday brunch.
  • Account manager for food service contracts with public, private and educational institutions.
Cashier/Server, 06/2017 to 07/2018
Wayne ResaDetroit, MI,
  • Operated cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with excellent accuracy levels.
  • Worked flexible schedule and extra shifts to meet business needs.
  • Helped customers complete purchases, locate items and join reward programs.
  • Restocked and organized merchandise in front lanes.
  • Answered questions about store policies and addressed customer concerns.
  • Promoted customer loyalty and consistent sales by delivering friendly service and knowledgeable assistance.
  • Collected and authorized payments of guests.
  • Worked closely with shift manager to solve problems and handle customer concerns.
  • Maintained secure cash drawers, promptly resolving discrepancies in daily totals.
  • Replenished sales floor merchandise and organized shelves, racks and bins for optimal appearance.
  • Reconciled cash drawer at start and end of each shift, accounting for errors and resolving discrepancies.
  • Maintained cash drawer of $100 or more per shift.
  • Checked identification for proof-of-age for alcohol and tobacco sales.
  • Mentored new team members on POS system operation, customer service strategies and sales goals.
  • Completed inventory counts and ordered merchandise.
  • Reviewed weekly sales ads and monitored price changes.
  • Performed cash, card and check transactions to complete customer purchases.
  • Operated cash register to record transactions accurately and efficiently.
  • Maintained current knowledge of store promotions and highlighted sales to customers.
  • Used POS system to enter orders, process payments and issue receipts.
  • Monitored self-checkout systems and provided assistance or intervention where required.
  • Demonstrated product features, answered questions, and redirected objections to highlight positive aspects.
  • Set up new sales displays each day.
  • Lifted up to 50 pounds at once and used forklift to move heavier loads.
: English Literature, Expected in
William Cullen Bryant High School - Long Island City, NY
Associate of Applied Science: Baking And Pastry Arts, Expected in 12/2018
Stratford University - Falls Church, VA
  • Member of Honors List of Stratford University
  • Member of Stratford University Baking Club

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School Attended

  • William Cullen Bryant High School
  • Stratford University

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  • Pastry Chef
  • Chef Manager
  • Cashier/Server


  • Associate of Applied Science

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