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Pastry Cook

Rosewater / Don Alfonso 1890

Full Time

Pastry Cook

Toronto, Ontario (view on map)

Posted 18 days ago

Immediate Start
5 shifts/week required availability
Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings shifts

Job Perks & Benefits

Advancement Opportunities
Flexible Schedule

Job Description

Company Description
The Liberty Entertainment Group has partnered with world renowned Michelin Star chef Ernesto Iaccarino to open the first Canadian location of Don Alfonso 1890. We proud ourselves on the culinary creation served from our kitchen, and are currently looking for Line Cooks experienced with traditional and innovative Italian cuisine. Successful candidates have previous experience in the gourmet Italian cooking, and are very knowledgeable with top quality Italian ingredients, sophisticated techniques, and the art of food plating. Ideal candidates should be an expert at their particular station while having a working knowledge of all stations in the kitchen.

Don Alfonso 1980 – Toronto, aimed to be the most noteworthy Italian restaurant in the city and to bring the authenticity of the most sophisticated Italian gourmet cuisine to Toronto.

Job Description
Prepare baked dessert, mignon pastries, biscuits, and savory pastries
Prepare spoon desserts such as creams, puddings, semifreddo, and gelati
Prepare handmade chocolates
Decorate cakes and desserts using different icings, glazes, and other toppings techniques
Manage the activity in the pastry station in an autonomous and efficient manner
Set up the exhibition spaces for desserts
Monitor stocks for backing ingredients
Check quality of material and condition of equipment
Take care of the cleaning and maintenance of equipment and work tools
Creating, testing, and evaluating new Italian pastry dessert recipes to constantly renew our menu and engage the interest of customers

TERMS: Full Time

LOCATION: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8

SALARY: $18.00-$20.00/hour

Proven previous experience as Pastry Cook, Baker, or relevant role (three years at least)
Certificate in culinary arts, pastry-making, baking, or relevant field
Knowledge of both traditional and innovative Italian bakery techniques and recipes
Skilled in the making of pastries, dessert, and other baked goods.
Good knowledge of yeasts and other chemical leavening, as well as time-sensitive baking procedures
Allergy-friendly baking skills
Working Knowledge of baking with ingredients limitations (gluten free pastries, sugarless, etc.)
In depth knowledge of sanitation principles, food preparation, and baking techniques and nutrition
Able to work as part of a team in a busy kitchen atmosphere
High School Graduation

Additional information
Don Alfonso is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free work environment, recruitment and selection process. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process.


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About Rosewater / Don Alfonso 1890

Created in partnership with hospitality icon Nick Di Donato of the Liberty Entertainment Group, Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto is the first North American location of world renowned Michelin Star Chefs Alfonso and Ernesto Iaccarino’s Don Alfonso 1890. It is located in the historic Consumer’s Gas Building of 1852 on Toronto Street; in the heart of the Financial District in downtown Toronto.

Showcasing the incredible cuisine of Chef Ernesto Iaccarino and the wonderful fresh flavors of the Amalfi coast, Don Alfonso 1890 is an internationally recognized award-winning concept with locations in Sant’Agata, Amalfi Coast, Italy; Levello, Basilicata, Italy; Helena Bay, New Zealand; Macau, China and now Toronto. Don Alfonso 1890’s cuisine is characterized by its modernity, Mediterranean flare and the exceptional quality of the raw materials used.

The space is designed to evoke a sense of elegance and sophistication and acts as a canvas for the food it presents. Every detail, every piece of furniture has been crafted from finest materials, many of which were imported directly from Italy. The centerpiece of the dining room is “Crane” by renowned artist Philippe Pasqua. The one of a kind piece offers a unique juxtaposition to the elegance of its surroundings with a contemporary conversation piece. The interior walls at Don Alfonso 1890 are made complete with two original works by Toronto born artist, Daniel Mazzone.

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