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Posted Sep 10, 2020

Executive Pastry Chef-InterContinental Washington DC-The Wharf

Job Number R183082

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About us

InterContinental Washington D.C.-The Wharf is the newest addition to the reimagined Wharf neighborhood. Perfectly placed on the beautiful Potomac River, InterContinental Washington D.C. –The Wharf enjoys the most incredible waterfront views of D.C. Modern luxury, culture, and a rich history combine in the Wharf neighborhood to create a perfect atmosphere for guests and locals alike.

Our convenient location means getting here and getting to center city has never been easier.  InterContinental Washington D.C.-The Wharf has immediate access to major roadways, is blocks away from public transit stops, and a short five miles away from the Reagan National Airport.

For 70 years, the InterContinental® Brand has been writing the story of international travel and showing guests the InterContinental Life through personalized service, memorable, one of a kind experiences and global etiquette. We are looking for passionate people who are charming, confident and internationally-minded to ensure we continue the story of making great things happen at InterContinental Washington DC-The Wharf.


Your day to day



Develop, test, and cost out new recipes and menu items for the Pastry Kitchen.  Maintain updated and accurate recipes and costing of all products prepared for the Pastry Kitchen

Check and control pastry items before they are received by the stores (flour, sugar, jam, chocolate, etc.) making sure that they are within that accepted minimum/maximum par stock.  Dispense pastry only against valid requisitions and orders.   

Recommend and initiate disciplinary or other staffing-related actions in accordance with company rules and policies.  Alert management of potentially serious issues. 

Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments. Key departmental contacts include Sales and Marketing, Catering, Banquets, Maintenance, and Guest Services. 

Interact with outside contacts:

Guests – to ensure their total satisfaction

Vendors – to order supplies and equipment and ensure best prices and quality

Health Department and other regulatory agencies – regarding safety matters and kitchen inspections


What we need from you

Supervise day-to-day activities of the Pastry Kitchen, communicate objectives, and assign/schedule work.  Communicate and enforce policies and procedures.

Oversee and participate in the preparation of, and check and approve, all cakes, cookies, desserts, ice creams and other food items prepared in the pastry kitchen.  Ensure that all desserts are prepared in an attractive and appetizing manner.

Regularly inspect the quality and quantity of pastry, croissants, breads and other bakery goods.

Check daily function sheets and prepare items accordingly.

Ensure the proper handling, cleanliness and maintenance of the working area (including marble, ice cream machine and cold room, etc.). Maintain sanitation, cleanliness, safety and health standards. Inspect the sanitation, operation and cleanliness of all tools, equipment and supplies, including ovens. 

May serve as Manager on Duty or assist with other duties as assigned which includes but is not limited to producing centerpieces for banquets and buffets, setting and presentation of lunch and dinner trollies, etc.

This is a specialized, professional level chef position.  Primary duty is professional chef work and managing the Pastry Kitchen.

This job requires ability to perform the following:

Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds

Standing up and moving about the kitchen

Handling food, objects, products and utensils

Bending, stooping, kneeling


What we offer

In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which can include healthcare and dental coverage, disability, and life insurance, and a matched 401(k) program. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Please click "Apply Online" and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer Minorities / Females / Disabilities / Veterans



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