Head Pastry Chef Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Seeking employment within the food services sector as a Head Pastry Chef.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Vast experience in heading pastry specialty kitchen
  • Deep knowledge about private dining and banqueting
  • Huge knowledge about pastries cooked and preferred internationally
  • Proficient in chocolates & pastry preparation
  • Skilled at leading kitchen with attitude filled with enthusiasm and positive vibrations
  • Ability to perform in stressed environment and meet up deadlines
  • Ability to create high benchmarks for food production in busy pastry kitchen

Professional Experience:

Head Pastry Chef

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe, Rialto, CA

August 2007 – Present

  • Managed optimally routine operations at pastry workstation working alongside Executive Chef.
  • Instigated inspiration in staff working in pastry kitchen to delivery consistent quality in all food items.
  • Contributed in food preparation and presentation adhering to standards laid down by Executive Chef.
  • Assisted in supervising food hygiene and quality norms as directed by department managers.
  • Ensured every dish in kitchen is prepared on time complying as per instruction from Executive Chef.
  • Observed kitchen staff followed hygiene system for pastry preparation and storage.
  • Performed in agreement with prescribed legislations of health & safety .
  • Reported faults if any to kitchen equipment to concerned supervisor.

Head Pastry Chef

Breads Bakery, Rialto, CA

May 2004 – July 2007

  • Developed recipes and plating ideas for chocolate-fused pastries and specialty desserts.
  • Identified cost of ingredients to prepare items on menu and placed purchase orders accordingly.
  • Selected menu for customers and made changes in preparation as required.
  • Headed pastry kitchen and supervised support staff on duty as needed.
  • Enacted responsibility to take feedback on existing menu regularly and brought innovative changes.
  • Directed, trained and mentored pastry making employees.
  • Ensured pastry items prepared on time as per order placed complying with desired quality specifications.


Bachelor’s Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts

John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR