The Kessler Collection is a portfolio of luxury boutique hotels, unique restaurants and artful experiences with a Bohemian twist. The collection’s captivating hotels feature curated art and are located in culture-rich destinations. And our Grand Performers deliver the brand in extraordinary ways, inviting guests to wander so they may be inspired.

Pastry Baker / Cook II

Location: Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte - Charlotte, North Carolina
Job Title: Pastry Baker / Cook II
Employment Status: Full-Time
Pay Type / FLSA Status: Hourly (Non-Exempt)
Available Shift: All Shifts / Flexible
# of Openings: 2
Requisition Number: 7565


We are seeking the extraordinary.  Artful opportunities await in the heart of Uptown.  We invite you to immerse yourself in Kessler’s newest storyline amidst Charlotte’s vibrant nightlife and inspiring art scene.

We are seeking a precise and enthusiastic individual to join our team of Grand Performers in the Pastry Cook role.


The overall objective and purpose of the Pastry Cook/Baker position is to prepare and bake desserts, breads and pastries. The incumbent is responsible for preparing quality food and pleasing presentations, as well as meeting food handling and quality assurance standards. They are to provide the highest level of service in support of the mission, core values, standards and goals established by the company.

Essential Duties / Tasks / Responsibilities:

  • Greet and interact with internal and external guests in a genuine warm and friendly manner using professional and Kessler standard nomenclature.
  • Operate the telephone system, answering calls within three (3) rings, using the correct salutation and telephone etiquette.
  • Maintain the integrity of the guests’ privacy, including confidentiality of personal information and key control.
  • Maintain the integrity of Company proprietary information and protect Company assets.
  • Follows recipes to properly and efficiently prepare and present all dessert, pastry and bread items to be served, including accommodating special guests requests.
  • Checks restaurant par list to ensure adequate prep for shift.
  • Measure and mix ingredients to for dough or batter.
  • Prepare and cook ingredients for pie fillings, puddings, custards and other desserts.
  • Adjusts drafts or thermostatic controls to regulate oven temperatures.
  • Mixes ingredients to make icings.
  • Decorates cakes and pastries
  • Complete the equipment check list and walk through and notify if any problem with equipment.
  • To rotate food in coolers and freezers to minimize waste and spoilage. 
  • To maintain internal cleanliness of all food prep areas.
  • To communicate the need for goods to be ordered to kitchen leadership.
  • To be able to read, understand and produce in a timely manner.
  • To maintain a thorough knowledge of menu items.
  • Maintain a neat and organized work area to include adhering to sanitation standards according to state law and health codes.
  • Maintain neat, clean and professional appearance according to standards
  • Comply with all company safety and security policies and procedures. Report accidents, injuries and unsafe conditions
  • To comply with company and departmental safety rules and regulations, including the property handling of all relevant equipment and machinery.
  • To attend all training and meetings as directed.
  • To perform other tasks, including cross-training as directed.  

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities (KSA’s):

  • Understanding and knowledge of safety, sanitation and food handling procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of baking and decorating.
  • Must be familiar with proper use and cleaning of relevant kitchen equipment and machinery.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and multi-task
  • Proficient in handling knives and culinary tools
Minimum Qualifications
Education, Certifications, Work Experience: 
1. Culinary degree or related training equivalent in the Hospitality/Restaurant Industry - required
2. 1 years of relevant work experience in similar scope and title – required
3. Experience within luxury brand/markets – preferred

Our Grand Performers Enjoy:

Paid Time Off

Medical, Dental, Life & Disability Coverage for qualifying associates

401K with company match

Special Discounts with Marriott & Kessler portfolio hotels

Enrichment Experiential Programs

Paid Volunteer Events

Complimentary Meals

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