Baker – The Fairmont Chateau Whistler – Canada-Whistler


Job Description – Baker (CWR02081)Employee Status:
Work with our team of Chefs creating world class dining experiences for our guests.
Your leadership- creativity and culinary skills as a Baker will guide the preparation of our Bakery`s wide assortment of delicious in-house made baked goods for the enjoyment of our guest.
Hotel Overview:
Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain- The Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort defines mountain luxury in the heart of Whistler- British Columbia – Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Located in the spectacular Coastal Mountain Range- Whistler is Canada`s premier- year-round outdoor adventure destination – just two hours north of downtown Vancouver.
Offering ski-in- ski-out convenience and on-site championship golf course- The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is Whistler`s largest conference resort hotel with 539 guestrooms and suites- exceptional dining in five unique outlets and full resort amenities including a slopeside Health Club.
Since opening its doors in 1989- this landmark destination has welcomed guests and colleagues to an unforgettable mountain adventure – start yours today!
Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Executive Pastry Chef- responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
Prepare daily production of fresh artisan breads- rolls- muffins and all other bakeshop items according to the standard recipe

Ability to weigh- cut- roll- and shape doughs by han

Responsible for the Sourdough starter

Inspect product for quality and consistency during and after bakin

Maintains consistency for all items leaving the Bake Shop
Should have good knowledge of producing dough- croissants- doughnuts and Danishes.
Must be adept at using Deck ovens with steam function- timers- proofer-retarder.
Should be comfortable to work in a live kitchen- in full view of the guests.
Maintain fresh ingredients with proper rotation
Review production schedules to determine variety and quantity of baked goods to be bake
Actively share ideas- opinions and suggestions in daily shift briefing
Uphold all sanitation and hygiene standards; be clean and presentable at all times
Promote and maintain a cohesive teamwork environment which promotes development
Understands and maintains Health and Safety Policies in a safe and injury free workplace by following Occupational Health & Safety standards- Safe Work Practices- complying to all sanitation and Equipment Safety Checklist for operation and maintenance- WHMIS
Work within the Hotel budget guidelines for the kitchen and Bake shop- to take responsibility for minimizing; labour costs- food costs- wastage- unnecessary expenses- etc.
Understands and complies with employment harassment policies
Able to push and pull heavy carts- lift boxes- reach for boxes- stand on feet for duration of their shift
Ability to work overnights- early mornings or other as required.

Preferred Knowledge & Experience:

Journeymen`s Baker papers are preferred

Previous experience working in a fast paced- large kitchen environment

Proven organizational skills

BC Food Safe Certification

Demonstrates a genuine passion for guest interaction and turning moments into memories

Proficient in artisan breads- quick breads and laminated products

Ability to demonstrate innovative and artistic techniques to keep in line with current as well as future culinary and baking trends

Flexible to the demands of the business

Excellent communication skills are required

Previous experience working in a quality bakery is required


BC Safe Food Handling Certification

Red Seal Journeyman Baker Certificate preferred

Experience in Luxury Hotel Kitchens

2-4 years` experience a Baker (salary commensurate with experience)

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

Constant standing and walking throughout shift
Lifting –up to 50lbs-25% of work time
Lifting-Under 20lbs 100% of Work Time
Carrying- Over 20lbs 100% of Work Time
Pulling- Over 20lbs 100% of Work Time

Describe Motions- Bending- standing- reaching- cutting- lifting- pushing- repetitive physical movements- dexterity and full range of motion of hands to whisk- scoop- cut scale- shape and move product as needed.
Work Environment-Exposure to kitchen equipment – large and small ovens- stoves- steam kettles- mixers- sheeter- fryers- rational ovens- Steamers- tilt skillets- fridges and freezers as well as blast freezers

Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. The hotel is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.