posted November 21, 2023

Pastry Cook

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Job Description

  • Organizational / Time Management: Maintain a Professional and clean work area. Keep all refrigerator clean with food stock rotation and labeled at all times Adhere and follow all Opening and Closing lists of the station you are working in.
  • Production Techniques: Follow all Pastry Chef, Pastry Sous Chef and Chefs described assignments Follow Culinary Department Recipe format and production list Prep, Produce and Cook to all standards as per Pastry Shop and Culinary Department guidelines. (No Recipe or food substitutes can be tolerated unless approved by Pastry Chef or Sous Chefs)
  • Assist Pastry Chefs with prepping, organizing, washing, and small peeling and cleaning of products: Vegetables, Fruits and other consumables.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned per Pastry Chef, Sous Chefs or Chef Food Sanitation Techniques: Work with Hand Glove and with Sanitizer at all work and production areas. Clean and Sanitize all working cutting and prepping surfaces.
  • Leave all work areas better than you have found them; advise Pastry Chef or Sous Chefs if problem from previous shift is occurring.
  • Inventory Techniques / Par levels / Rotations: Keep a reasonable par stock and advise Pastry Chef or sous chef / chef of any missing items, or short of products.
  • Organize and maintain all part stocks for Cookies, Desserts, cakes and frozen desserts refrigerator load-in per Sous Chef / Chef's Instructions. Incidental Duties The above list of essential job functions describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.  
  • PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS Preparation, production, cooking and baking skills Excellent organization and time management techniques Safe serve certified or excellent sanitary / hygiene training Understanding of inventory techniques and appropriate par levels and rotations Able to work weekends and night or late night shifts Able to work on Holidays Requirement to follow all Safety and Professional attire and grooming standards per WCC Employee Handbook (Full Chef's Uniform, with Culinary Head covering, Apron, Cooks Pants and Chef Jacket, Closed Toe shoes and anti slip soles - uniform and laundry service are provided by WCC.)  
  • JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS The following describes the general qualifications and physical, sensory and mental abilities normally associated with performing the essential functions of this position. Education and Experience: Enrolled in a Culinary Educational Program - a plus Prior Culinary, Baking, Pastry experience preferred Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training: Basic knife skills Knowledge of basic Culinary, Baking and Pastry techniques Knowledge of Food Sanitation techniques (Safe Serve certification or equivalent training) Language and Communication Skills: Must be able to communicate and understand assignments and directions in English language. Must be able to read labels and understand material training guidelines
  • Must be able to communicate - interact professionally with members - employees Physical, sensory and motor demands: Fast paced, high pressure environment (heat and action) Frequent Standing for extended periods of time.
  • Frequent Walking to collect or deliver goods in various kitchens and or reception areas (buffet set ups). Regular Lifting Excellent physical fitness, visual acuity and sense of smell to work in the kitchen and bake shop safely.
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Planters Inn

65 Room Hotel

Planters Inn is an acclaimed luxury boutique hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, that combines elegant Southern style with contemporary sophistication on the corner of Market and Meeting Street.

Planters Inn is South Carolina’s only Relais & Châteaux Hotel. Our historic hotel is an oasis of beauty and gentility for guests who appreciate luxury, personal space, and added privacy. Home to the Peninsula Grill Restaurant which has earned Forbes Four Stars and AAA Four Diamonds for more than 20 years and our famous 12-layer Ultimate Coconut Cake, a legendary dessert that has earned praise from scores of national magazines and television shows.

The Planters Inn is a Northwood Hospitality Hotel that delivers a carefully curated guest experience.

Our Values

Integrity, Collaboration, Passion 

We understand that our people are the hallmark of our success. Our people are the most important assets we have. We are committed to developing talent and building high performance leadership.  We understand that the sum of our collective talents and efforts helps us achieve greater results ant thrive. Together is how we succeed.


At The Planters Inn, we value our team members and are committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.