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The Walt Disney Company Culinary Chef Asst. Pastry/Bakery-Full Time - $1,500 Hiring Bonus in Orlando, Florida

Pastry/Bakery Cast Members at the Walt Disney World® Resort have the opportunity to provide first-rate bakery experiences while working for one of the world’s leading entertainment and hospitality companies. Pastry/Bakery Cast Members experience a world of options in our Hotels and Theme Parks, from quick service to Five-Diamond dining.

Chef Assistants Pastry/Bakery receive a starting rate of $20.00/hour.


$1500 Hiring Bonus (First payment after 90 days = $375 and Second payment after 150 days = $1125)

To be eligible for the sign-on bonus, cast members must be in the position continuously for at least 90 days after hire and be employed by The Walt Disney Company at time of payment. A cast member is hired after the successful completion of Disney Traditions or one full day of employment. To be eligible for an incentive bonus after 150 days, cast members must remain employed in the position continuously for at least 150 days and be employed by The Walt Disney Company at the time of payment. Payments will be made approximately two weeks after the 90 and 150-day milestones, respectively. Bonus payments are subject to applicable taxes and other legal withholding. Disputes concerning eligibility to a bonus payment shall be resolved by Walt Disney World Recruitment in its sole and absolute discretion. The incentives offered herein are subject to change at any time, with or without notice. Cast Members hired prior to March 13, 2022 or after July 2, 2022 will not be eligible for an incentive award.

Responsibilities :

The Walt Disney World® Resort culinary team is seeking a Chef Assistant Pastry/Bakery to help lead a team of talented pastry/bakery professionals to create unforgettable bakery items and desserts for our Guests.

Picture yourself being a Chef Assistant Pastry/Bakery and having the opportunity to:

  • Assist the Chef with the overall direction and development of the team, while promoting teamwork in a fun work environment

  • Oversee the daily operation and execution of all pastry items including; timing, quality, temperature, portion, and presentation

  • Continue to grow in your professional career by working in a variety of bakeries and locations without ever having to leave the company

  • Create exquisite items from around the world with endless ingredients at your fingertips

Basic Qualifications :

Recipe for Success

  • Minimum 4 years of from scratch pastry/bakery experience or a culinary certificate and 2 years of from scratch pastry/bakery experience

  • Proficient in all functions of the bakery and excellent technical knowledge (equipment, tempering of chocolate, sauce work, bread baking, specialty cakes)

  • Must be comfortable working quickly and efficiently

  • Demonstrated understanding of the science of pastry/baking

  • Knowledgeable of multiple advanced pastry/baking techniques and chocolate work

  • Proficient with tools, measurements and bakery equipment

  • Demonstrates the ability to follow and convert recipes

  • Organized, hands-on, detailed oriented with strong analytical background

  • Exhibits clean work habits and ownership of a safe clean area

  • Excellent understanding of Food Safety and HACCP

  • Demonstrate passion and enthusiasm

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication. Desire to work onstage and share knowledge and experience with our Guests.

  • Ability to work under pressure and handle high profile projects

  • Artistic and creative ability and vision to create high end products

  • Will be held to a high standard with exact attention to detail

  • Demonstrates excellent judgment of quantity, quality and production

  • Ability to propose bakery items

  • Knowledge of food allergies

  • Support the chef in their absence and meet with the chef(s) for an overview

  • Additional Personal Protective Equipment (face shields, goggles, refillable hand sanitizers, etc.) may be required.

  • Cast Members will be required to handle cleaning chemicals and supplies

Preferred Qualifications:

How to Stand Out

  • Possess bilingual communication skills

  • Be Serve Safe certified

  • AS in Pastry/Baking

  • Proven prior experience as a head baker

Additional Information :

SCHEDULE AVAILABILTY Our Theme Parks and Resort Hotels operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and some shifts may start as early as 5:00am while some may end as late as 3:00am, 4:00am or 5:00am. Cast Members may work a third shift or overnight in our bakeries. Please note that the principles of seniority are used to schedule all roles.

KEYWORD: WDW Casting, wdwcasting, Chef Assistant, Culinary, Lead Line Cook, Pastry/Bakery WDW: Walt Disney World Casting Hourly Jobs

Job ID: 995983BR

Location: Orlando,Florida

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

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