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Pastry Sous Chef (Grand Californian Hotel)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10083820 Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Disneyland Resort Date posted Mar. 28, 2024

Job Summary:

You will apply knowledge with experience to grow Pastry making strategies while providing guidance, knowledge and development to cast. You will also create a positive, inclusive Pastry kitchen environment that encourages a positive environment, and meets our requirements. You will also help to create and develop unique pastries and desserts that provide our Guest with a variety of offerings.

You Will:

  • Manage culinary concepts in the pastry kitchen environment.
  • Engage directly with Cast to create an integrated Guest and Cast experiences.
  • Be a mentor to leads, trainers and cast.
  • Foster a positive environment which builds on relationships, community and trust by delivering the Five Keys Basics and modeling the Disney Leader Basics.
  • Operate the pastry kitchen in compliance with TWDC Global Resort Standards, TWDC Global F&B Standards, DLR Food Safety Standards.
  • Ensure show quality of the operation.
  • Sustain operational vision, including improvement projects to gain Guest satisfiers, Cast retention and financial results.
  • Knowledge, application and presentation of the locations pastry offerings.
  • Ensure production, quality, presentation, application, and continuous development of pastries and desserts.
  • Provide culinary specific leadership to support and develop Cast members with a hands-on approach.
  • Respond to special dietary needs.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of menus.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of ingredients, pastry products and vendors.
  • Ensure that products are properly ordered, received and stored.
  • Ensure maintenance and cleanliness of equipment and facilities.
  • Use broad view perspectives for development, authenticity and storytelling.
  • Gain trust of others through integrity and authenticity.

You Have:

  • Minimum of five years of pastry experience
  • Experience in pastry medium to high-volume production, themed pastries and plated desserts.
  • Understand and demonstrate fundamentals of pastry arts.
  • Basics of pastry making.
  • Knowledge of ingredients and inventory practices.
  • Knowledgeable in union contracts.
  • Knowledge of computer work, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Understanding of HACCP.
  • Flexibility to work a varying schedule, with variable days off.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of working in a union environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of food cost techniques.
  • Demonstrate high creativity and consistency.
  • Can source, order and receive food procedures.
  • Food Safety Certification.

Our Benefits: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at



The hiring range for this position in Anaheim is $77,100 to $103,400 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disneyland Resort:

When Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, he said he hoped it would be “a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” Since then, the Disneyland Resort has welcomed more than 800 million guests, expanding to become an approximately 500- acre, multifaceted, world-class family resort destination, complete with two renowned Disney theme parks, three hotels and the exciting shopping, dining and entertainment area known as Downtown Disney District. Through a combination of creativity, technology and innovation, the resort brings storytelling to new heights, and Disneyland Resort cast members play an integral part in bringing that Disney magic to life for thousands of guests every day.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Disneyland Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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