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Pastry Chef

Application Deadline: 02/28/2019

Organization: North Carolina State University

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Salary: $38,000 - $41,000

Website: campusenterprises.ncsu.edu/

Contact Details:

Apply online at http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/111448

All employment history must be listed on the application.

Organization Details

Campus Enterprises is NC State University’s lead division of retail and hospitality organizations—NC State Dining, NC State Stores, Trademark Licensing, Lonnie Poole Golf Course, NC State Student Centers (Witherspoon and Talley), and the Wolfpack One Card Services. Each unit shares a common goal: deliver quality and efficient services with dedicated financial support for student activity and scholarships.

NC State Dining provides campus wide food services to students, staff, and faculty, and the public on the NC State University campus. NC State Dining operates four dining halls, two food courts, a sports themed restaurant, two athletics facility dining halls, seven convenience stores, campus concessions, a nutritional counseling service and a catering department.


Grow your culinary career with NC State Dining. Work with dedicated and experienced dining professionals who are available to provide on-the-job training and support to help you meet your full potential.

The primary purpose of this Pastry Chef position is to provide day to day oversight of the baking production staff. This position works closely with the Executive Pastry Chef to provide a high quality baking department within NC State Dining. This position works directly with the bakery staff to provide training, supervision, quality control and excellent customer service.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Executive Pastry Chef in overseeing bakery staff
  • Train staff to maintain quality standards
  • Organize and delegate job duties to employees as needed
  • Able to prepare custards, batters, doughs, and mousses from scratch
  • Ability to work quickly and multitask
  • Ability to measure and mix ingredients according to specifics of standardized recipes
  • Use creativity to create new and seasonal menu items while adhering to recipe testing standards

Required Qualifications

Minimum Experience/Education:

High School diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in food preparation or service activities in a commercial kitchen; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Serv Safe Certificate or other food safety certificate or ability to obtain within 60 days of employment.

Departmental Required Skills:

Understanding of how to make yeast dough, laminated dough, pie and pastry crusts, cake batters of various types, icing and glazes, and a range of custards and fillings.

Ability to lead and educate staff on an ongoing basis.

Capable of working in a fast paced production environment.

Ability to stand up for up to 8 hours and lift up to 50 lbs with or without reasonable accommodation.

Requires bending, twisting, pulling and pushing. Because of the nature of a food service operations and working in a kitchen, you must be able to work in extremely hot and cold conditions.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

3 years experience in a professional bakery

Previous work in a high volume environment

Baking and Pastry Arts Degree from an accredited institution, or experience and internships that have created a solid skill set.

EEO Statement

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.