Catalyst – Pastry Assistant

Catalyst is seeking a Pastry Assistant!

Full time M-F 5am – 1pm This position plays a primary role in the execution of daily production for the cafe and restaurant.

Displays a solid knowledge of production and finishing techniques of all baking and pastry products. The applicant must be able to execute daily tasks efficiently and accurately with little supervision.

Job Functions:

Produce various pastry and baked goods consistently with little supervision, while maintaining quality standards

  • Maintain clean and sanitary work environment and station on a daily basis
  • Maintain standards of good personal hygiene and proper uniform guidelines
  • Project positive, self motivated & professional attitude at all times
  • Exhibits solid knowledge, understanding and application of all fundamental techniques of pastry and baked goods
  • Maintain a high standard of food quality with demonstrated efficiency in the utilization of products to control food product
  • Ability to communicate effectively as a team player with supervisors, employees & customers
  • Identify and safely use all kitchen equipment
  • Properly label, date and rotate all products to ensure safe keeping and sanitation
  • Be able to assist in controlling inventories, requisitions, and par levels for proper ordering
  • Assist Pastry Chef in developing and writing new menu ideas and recipes with seasonality and interest
  • Performs other job related duties as required


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Degree or Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts; 2 years related work experience may be substituted for education.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Superior baking and pastry skills and knowledge
  • Proficient pastry skills including: icing, glazing and piping, torting/building of cakes and frames, individual dessert production & basic and advanced baking techniques
  • Able to follow recipes or chef’s directions without supervision
  • Demonstrate advanced ability in all food cookery techniques
  • Working knowledge of kitchen equipment, good knife skills, and possess a full tool kit
  • Working knowledge of weights and measures, as well as basic math applications
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Utilize interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts
  • Ability to work organized alone or within a team environment
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English
  • Ability to handle a fast paced, and at times, an extremely stressful environment

To apply, send resumes to the email address below!

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