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Pastry Sous Chef

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 876494BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted 10/18/2021
“We create happiness.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

The Culinary team at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts creates unforgettable dining experiences for guests from around the world. Here, you can use your skills in our fast-paced environment in areas that range from table service to catering to fine dining to pastry to quick service. No matter your role, you’ll help provide a magical experience for any dining occasion. A Pastry Sous Chef will lead a professional culinary team (18+ people on a team or more) in a pastry and baking production facility.


  • Responsible for batch cooking, a la carte or set menus, recipe development, volume and timing and mobile delivery of foods.
  • Interact with Guests and execute on dietary and allergy needs for Guests.
  • Monitor baking cooking techniques while managing day-to-day kitchen operations.
  • Expedite kitchen flow of bakery and manage the preparation of food inventory pars.
  • Ensure operational compliance to WDP&R standards including food preparation, loss prevention and safety standards, as well as adherence to applicable state and local government health regulations.
  • Verify and record temperatures of perishable items and maintain C.H.E.F.S. / HACCP log.
  • Monitor product quality by tasting food, observing dining rooms, events and functions and by regularly speaking with Cast and Guests.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years of baking and pastry experience
  • Minimum of two years of culinary management experience
  • Understand and demonstrate fundamentals of baking in cakes, plated desserts, convention desserts ,breads, pastries, cookies, etc.
  • Able to display outstanding culinary techniques (knife skills, piping skills, decorating skills, etc.)
  • Proven Computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse Cast
  • Demonstrated good organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated business savvy
  • Able to work flexible schedule with variable shifts and days off in a rapid changing environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work experience in a union environment
  • Demonstrated creativity
  • Demonstrated high energy level
  • Currently possess a Food Safety Certification

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education

  • Associate Degree in Culinary Arts

Additional Information:

Benefits and Perks: 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

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

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 with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 segment we call Walt Disney World 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, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 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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