KLAW Miami Pastry Chef Miami, FL · Part time

Pastry Chef


Job Description:

The Pastry Chef is responsible for supporting senior leadership and the culinary team in execution of all food, safety, rotation, and storage of all food and kitchen items. The Pastry Chef will be a direct liaison between hourly cooks to senior leadership. The Pastry Chef directly oversees the daily operations of the line staff. The Pastry Chef supports the back of house senior leadership to ensure that all menu items are executed to the specifications defined by KLAW.


The candidate will exhibit integrity, honesty and knowledge that promotes the culture and values of KLAW, ensure that all back of house staff feel welcome and are given professional, constructive guidance and treatment always. The candidate must perform all aspects of the position with efficiency, respect, and sense of urgency.


The role of the Pastry Chef will be primarily executing the pastry program as well as dependent on their skill set but will not be limited to, assisting the BOH Senior Leadership team in providing direction and guidance for production of food to include implementation of systematic production methods, standardized recipes, portion control, menu development and purchasing requirements, in carrying out assigned responsibilities.

Operate and manage the pastry section of a kitchen, working together with the other chefs

Prepare a variety of baked goods

Decorate and present pastries and baked goods in a tasteful and beautiful way

Monitor and order ingredients, supplies and equipment

Meet with customers to discuss custom-made desserts or baked goods for special occasions

Ensure the bakery section of the kitchen adheres to health and safety regulations

Identify staffing needs, help to recruit new personnel and train them

Develop new seasonal recipes and menus and keep up with the latest trends

Follow directions from Executive Chef, CDC, regarding daily duties and tasks.

Maintain and enforce directives of recipes for all food production & products.

Must be able to fabricate both fish and meats (whole fish, shellfish, primal and sub primal cuts)

Must have proficient knife skills.

Counts accurate inventory of all items in all food storage areas.

Basic computer skills

Maintains proper rotation of inventory in assigned areas.

Maintains all HACCP regulations set forth by the state food and health department, and KLAW operating procedures.

Ensures a clean & sanitary workstation, as well as enforcing state sanitation standards throughout the facility.

Knowledge of all cooking and preparation methods for all proteins, vegetables, starches & other ingredients according to recipe, within prescribed time frame.

Understand completely all programs, procedures, standards, specifications, guidelines, and training programs set forth by KLAW.

Offer positive solutions to problems or issues and be a voice that is part of the decision-making team.

Understand philosophy of management and owner. Displays consistent attention to detail and follow through of all restaurant policies.

Represents the restaurant professionally through effective communication, cooperation, and relationships with all business partners.

Collaborates with team to create a culture and restaurant work environment based upon the company's culture.


The candidate that will fill this roll has a deep knowledge of culinary arts, problem solving skills, able to work well with others, with ambitions to grow as a chef.

In depth knowledge and cooking in a fine dining restaurant is a must.

At least 1 year in fine dining full-service kitchen management capacity or similar.

Must uphold exemplary grooming, appearance, attitude, and application of all SOPs for the back of house of KLAW Miami.

Culinary Arts degree a plus but is not required.

Must display the image set forth by KLAW, Executive Chef, and Chef de Cuisine.

Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (minimum of 10 hours / day).

Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift to 50 pounds.

Must have open availability based on business needs.

Strong culinary and leadership foundation with a positive attitude and forward-thinking mindset.

Must have basic computer skills, prior scheduling, payroll, and ordering experience.

Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Spanish and creole are a plus.

Must exhibit strong communicational skills throughout daily operations.

Follows instructions, takes constructive criticism with humility, and strives for self-improvement and overall success of KLAW Miami team.