Royal Caribbean Group

Head Baker

Recruiter:
Royal Caribbean Group
Category:
Galley Jobs
Position:
Commis de Cuisine Baker
Updated:
February 7, 2024


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ensures the smooth and efficient operation and control of the Bakery Shop and production daily according to company policies.
• Ability to set up and open new ships, new venues and train all bakery pastry team members to the most updated recipes and processes.
• Directs, coaches, supports, supervises, and evaluates all direct reports.
• Responsible for the production, quality, and presentation of the bread assortment to be used in the daily menus.
• Assists the Assistant Pastry Chef and the Executive Pastry Chef with the food cost budgets for the pastry and baking operations.
• Prepares production forecasts and records leftovers to avoid unnecessary wastage and keep food costs within the budget.
• Supervise the set-up of the bread display in the various buffets.
• Must have a complete knowledge of the United States Public Health rules and regulations and ensure that they are followed daily.
• Ensures the cleaning of the bakery shop as per the Executive Chef’s schedule, exercising proper methods to minimize equipment damages.
• Ensures that the pantry shops are ready for any announced or unannounced USPH inspections done either by the ship’s management or USPH inspectors.
• Responsible for the requisition and transportation of the necessary items from the main stores to the bakery shop.
• Attends the Executive Chef meeting and supports all F&B operation in all aspects.
• Ensures recipes/master list and yields are in accordance with the company’s standards.
• Completes the daily consumption re-cap as required by the Executive Chef.
• Ensures that bakery personnel come to work on time, and are in proper, well-maintained uniforms, with special attention to those working in public areas. Personal appearance and hygiene must be according to company policy.
• Has a thorough understanding of Time and Attendance procedures and is familiar with the contracts and work schedule hours/week and supporting documentation.
• Is aware of and/or acquires the necessary knowledge to comply with the ship’s standard operation, to assist guests and crew members with inquiries.
• Attends meetings, training activities, courses and all other work-related activities as required.
• Accountable for daily production recap.
• Communication with shoreside team regarding any product issues.
• Train, coach and supervise CDPB and all bakery team as per company standard
• Performs related duties as required. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the shipboard employee occupying this position.
• Shipboard employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• This position is responsible for cost containment through the proper use, handling and maintenance of records, reports, supplies, and equipment.
• Identifies potential expense reductions through cost control.
• Analyzes operational problems and establishes controls.
• Reviews timesheets and forwards them to the Executive Chef for approval.
• May prepare a variety of reports and letters utilizing personal computer system and equipment.
• Ensures that items are requisitioned in correct quantities, within acceptable timeframes and in accordance with established control procedures.
• Conducts workstation spot checks to ensure items are correctly stored to minimize deterioration and waste.

MOTIVATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Monitors and manages the various assigned workstation functions.
• Monitors the assignment of duties and responsibilities to their staff.
• Observes and evaluates staff and work procedures to ensure quality standards and service are met.
• Makes recommendations regarding personnel actions such as new hire requests and discharges, to ensure adequate and continuous staffing.
• Inspects workstations, work areas, equipment, etc. to ensure efficient service and conformance to standards.
• Mentors, develops, and provides on-the-job training to his/her staff to strengthen their current performance and preparation for future advancement.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION
• Minimum of two years' experience as a Head Baker in an upscale hotel, resort, cruise ship or convention banqueting service (shipboard experience preferred).
• A culinary school degree required.
• Advanced skills in bakery operation and food cost analyses.
• Very strong management skills in a multicultural and dynamic environment.
• Very strong communication, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal skills.
• Superior customer service, teambuilding, and conflict resolution skills.
• Knowledge of the principles and processes for providing personalized services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and guest satisfaction evaluation techniques.
• Strong planning, coaching, organizing, staffing, controlling, and evaluating skills.
• Intermediate computer software skills required.
• Possess a good understanding of basic accounting principles such as numbering flow, “Debits/Credits”, adjusting entries and corrections.
• Ability to write reports and business correspondence and to establish a good rapport with the ship’s Senior Officers and the corporate office.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ensures the smooth and efficient operation and control of the Bakery Shop and production daily according to company policies.
• Ability to set up and open new ships, new venues and train all bakery pastry team members to the most updated recipes and processes.
• Directs, coaches, supports, supervises, and evaluates all direct reports.
• Responsible for the production, quality, and presentation of the bread assortment to be used in the daily menus.
• Assists the Assistant Pastry Chef and the Executive Pastry Chef with the food cost budgets for the pastry and baking operations.
• Prepares production forecasts and records leftovers to avoid unnecessary wastage and keep food costs within the budget.
• Supervise the set-up of the bread display in the various buffets.
• Must have a complete knowledge of the United States Public Health rules and regulations and ensure that they are followed daily.
• Ensures the cleaning of the bakery shop as per the Executive Chef’s schedule, exercising proper methods to minimize equipment damages.
• Ensures that the pantry shops are ready for any announced or unannounced USPH inspections done either by the ship’s management or USPH inspectors.
• Responsible for the requisition and transportation of the necessary items from the main stores to the bakery shop.
• Attends the Executive Chef meeting and supports all F&B operation in all aspects.
• Ensures recipes/master list and yields are in accordance with the company’s standards.
• Completes the daily consumption re-cap as required by the Executive Chef.
• Ensures that bakery personnel come to work on time, and are in proper, well-maintained uniforms, with special attention to those working in public areas. Personal appearance and hygiene must be according to company policy.
• Has a thorough understanding of Time and Attendance procedures and is familiar with the contracts and work schedule hours/week and supporting documentation.
• Is aware of and/or acquires the necessary knowledge to comply with the ship’s standard operation, to assist guests and crew members with inquiries.
• Attends meetings, training activities, courses and all other work-related activities as required.
• Accountable for daily production recap.
• Communication with shoreside team regarding any product issues.
• Train, coach and supervise CDPB and all bakery team as per company standard
• Performs related duties as required. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the shipboard employee occupying this position.
• Shipboard employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• This position is responsible for cost containment through the proper use, handling and maintenance of records, reports, supplies, and equipment.
• Identifies potential expense reductions through cost control.
• Analyzes operational problems and establishes controls.
• Reviews timesheets and forwards them to the Executive Chef for approval.
• May prepare a variety of reports and letters utilizing personal computer system and equipment.
• Ensures that items are requisitioned in correct quantities, within acceptable timeframes and in accordance with established control procedures.
• Conducts workstation spot checks to ensure items are correctly stored to minimize deterioration and waste.

MOTIVATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Monitors and manages the various assigned workstation functions.
• Monitors the assignment of duties and responsibilities to their staff.
• Observes and evaluates staff and work procedures to ensure quality standards and service are met.
• Makes recommendations regarding personnel actions such as new hire requests and discharges, to ensure adequate and continuous staffing.
• Inspects workstations, work areas, equipment, etc. to ensure efficient service and conformance to standards.
• Mentors, develops, and provides on-the-job training to his/her staff to strengthen their current performance and preparation for future advancement.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION
• Minimum of two years' experience as a Head Baker in an upscale hotel, resort, cruise ship or convention banqueting service (shipboard experience preferred).
• A culinary school degree required.
• Advanced skills in bakery operation and food cost analyses.
• Very strong management skills in a multicultural and dynamic environment.
• Very strong communication, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal skills.
• Superior customer service, teambuilding, and conflict resolution skills.
• Knowledge of the principles and processes for providing personalized services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and guest satisfaction evaluation techniques.
• Strong planning, coaching, organizing, staffing, controlling, and evaluating skills.
• Intermediate computer software skills required.
• Possess a good understanding of basic accounting principles such as numbering flow, “Debits/Credits”, adjusting entries and corrections.
• Ability to write reports and business correspondence and to establish a good rapport with the ship’s Senior Officers and the corporate office.

Royal Caribbean Group

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Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is a cruise vacation company comprised of three award-winning global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises. Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that includes TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate a global fleet of 60 ships traveling to more than 800 destinations worldwide.

We’re proud of the way our team members from different cultural backgrounds, ages, races, religions, education levels, sexual orientation, genders, and disabilities come together to create the incredible vacation experiences we’re known for. We believe that the diversity of our employees plays a major role in our success.

We are proud of our entrepreneurial spirit, the force that drives us to innovate. It’s that state of mind that helps us see opportunity where others see only risk.

Come join our RCG family and journey with us!


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