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Lead Baker S08 - Statler Hotel

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Food Services

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Your role as Lead Baker:

We are a 4 Diamond hotel and our goal is to provide the highest quality experience for our guests at The Statler Hotel. As a member of the Statler Hotel's Culinary Team, the Lead Baker is responsible for:

  • The creation, execution and completion of the daily and weekly prep and production schedules for the pastry department.
  • Prepare a full variety of baked goods including rolls, breads, cakes, cookies, pastries, and various other desserts and check pars of items against the prep list.
  • Create unique desserts crafted in line with the identity of Taverna Banfi, The Regent Lounge, In Room Dining, and seasonality
  • Create personalized cakes utilizing multiple methods of decorating: fondant, piping techniques, artistry and sculpture
  • Setting up work station
  • Assist with ordering and inventorying of pastry items (store bought desserts, cookies, pastries, and specialty items)
  • Monitoring temperatures of all prepared foods, and record them as required
  • Providing functional supervision and training to student cook
  • Working closely with the front of house to solve problems and make sure the customer is getting a quality experience
  • Supporting other team members when able
  • Maintain efficient time management and productivity during slow periods throughout the shift
  • Cleaning work area and storing all food after each shift or when needed or directed to by supervisor
  • Filling out prep lists, closing the shift while adhering to operating standards
  • Maintaining a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 4-5 years of experience cooking in a restaurant, hotel, resort, or bakery
  • Understanding of pastry and bread making techniques, and methods
  • Ability to perform tasks with accuracy, speed, and attention to detail
  • Ability to read and follow cooking directions
  • Ability to remain calm in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be organized and self-motivated
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including weekends and holidays
Preferred Qualifications:
  • -A degree from an accredited College or University with a focus on Pastry or Culinary Arts
Cornell Employee Benefits:

This position is eligible for benefits. Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. Cornell's key benefits include:

  • Health Care - Several plan options for medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care coverage.
  • Generous Paid Time Off & Leave Provisions - We get 13 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day). Click here to view our holiday calendar.
  • Retirement Plans - Statler Hotel Employees Eligible for 403(b) plan after vesting.
  • Education - Options include the Employee Degree Program, taking classes to enrich your career skills, New York's 529 College Savings Program, and Cornell Children's Tuition Scholarship.

To explore the full range of Cornell Employee Benefits further follow the link: Cornell Benefits.

Please include your resume and cover letter when you apply.

University Job Title:

Baker 2



Pay Rate Type:




Contact Name:

Lisa Rhoads

Number of Openings:


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