Pastry First Cook
Washington, DC
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
The Ronald Reagan Building International Trade Center, a dramatic, catering/special events venue emphasizing excellence and innovation in food quality, presentation and creativity is seeking an experienced Pastry First Cook to join our celebrated chef and his dynamic culinary team. We are seeking an individual who is passionate, professional and committed in maintaining a high level of quality , integrity and respect and  able to set an example for all kitchen employees in terms of professionalism, positive attitude, strong work ethic, and motivation.

  • Represent department when kitchen management is absent.
  • Assists food handlers in the preparation and production of all department made items.
  • Assists in the assurance that all products are received and stored properly.
  • Assists in all aspects of food preparation and production, ensuring that standardized recipes, plating and presentation guides, portion control and garnish requirements are adhered to at all times.
  • Involved in all food preparation, production, holding and storage operations to ensure adherence to all food Service Sanitation standards.
  • Assists in frequent inspections of all preparation and cooking equipment to ensure that they are kept clean, sanitary and in perfect operating order.
  • Communicates daily with kitchen management to obtain/provide current information regarding daily activities/functions and upcoming events.
  • Strives to achieve greater proficiency of every task.
  • Other duties assigned by kitchen management.
  • We require a minimum of five years experience in an upscale, high volume hotel, convention center, catering organization or banquet kitchen (not to include chain restaurants).
  • Culinary degree from recognized culinary institute or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to stand, bend, lift 50 pounds and push carts weighing up to 200 pounds.
  • Knowledge of standard kitchen equipment use and operation.
  • Must have strong organizational, communication and leadership skills.
  • This position requires scheduling flexibility to include working nights, weekends, and/or holiday.                                                                    
We offer state of the art facilities and a   comprehensive full time benefits package. We are Metro accessible via the Orange or Blue line at the Federal Triangle Metro stop.
Please send resume via e-mail with First Cook in the subject line or fax to (202) 312-1293. Only those resumes with the above referenced experience will be considered.
For more information on our company, please, visit our website at

EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Employer


Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
Certification or Vocational
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
 This company is a Federal Contractor
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