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Specialty Gelato and Pastry Chef

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 1163161BR Location Shipboard Business Disney Cruise Line Date posted Mar. 14, 2024

Job Summary:

At Disney Cruise Line, you can set sail on the job opportunity of a lifetime! Disney Cruise Line has established itself as a world-renowned leader in hospitality and entertainment, and has been recognized as the top cruise line for families. Our crew members bring the magic to life to deliver exceptional guest service and create family-friendly fun onboard the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and on our private island paradise in the Bahamas – Castaway Cay! With incredible itineraries that visit exciting destinations around the world, crew and Officers can chart the course for an unforgettable adventure with Disney Cruise Line. Ongoing training and development allows our crew to continuously learn and grow personally and professionally, and Disney Cruise Line offers a unique opportunity for those looking to grow, excel and work for one of the most innovative and welcoming companies in the world. Apply today to Embark on Your Career and Navigate Your Future!

Vanellope's Sweets & Treats is an ice cream, gelato, pastry and candy shop, inspired by the Sugar Rush arcade game from Disney's Wreck - It Ralph movie. This new eatery is awash in a rainbow of color and features hand-scooped gelato, ice cream, specialty sundaes, freshly made waffle cones and baked goods. This new location features exciting interactive candy stations with character designs right out of the movie.


  • Assist Executive Pastry Chef to implement, maintain and review all approved menus in Vanellope's Sweets and Treats
  • Prepare all Gelato, Ice creams, Desserts and specialty Pastries
  • Understand, monitor and see to the preparation and presentation of all products on the Vanellope's Sweets and Treats menus
  • Understands and instructs his/her crew with the daily production in gelato, Ice Cream, Sorbet and Desserts
  • Hands on demonstrations on dessert and other offerings
  • Monitors and enforces all standard operating procedures and provides feedback to management
  • Foster positive, two-way communication between the culinary team and service staff; monitor product quality and presentation
  • Delegate, monitor and review the pastry cooks' operational responsibilities
  • Strive to meet and exceed guest expectations, never compromising safety and quality, taking corrective action whenever necessary
  • Understands, monitors and sees that the opening and closing procedures for Vanellope's Sweets and Treats and production areas are followed
  • Understands and monitors all sanitation laws, policies and procedures, sees to compliance and follow through with all crew
  • Prepares showpieces, displays, ice cream and sorbets, as well as special request items when needed
  • Attends weekly culinary meeting as well as any other meetings called for by management; chairs weekly meetings in their areas of responsibility
  • Emergency Duties as specified in the ship's Assembly Stations and Emergency Functions Plan

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years progressive experience in high level pastry operation
  • Certified Pastry Chef or equivalent degree in culinary arts preferred
  • Experienced Ice Cream and Gelato maker, familiar with modern equipment and techniques
  • Proficient in Food Safety and HACCP or USPH procedures

Additional Information:

Reports to: Chef de Cuisine Pastry / Bakery
Level: 1.5 Stripe Officer
Contract Length: 6 Months

This is a SHIPBOARD role.

**Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.

About Disney Cruise Line:

A leader in the cruise industry, Disney Cruise Line provides a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all the magic that Disney has to offer. Guests can sail out of ports around the world on exciting itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska and Europe, among others. Aboard the fleet of five ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish – and Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas - Castaway Cay, crew members provide guests with unparalleled service, enchanting storytelling and immersive family entertainment that only Disney can deliver.

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 Magical Cruise Company, Limited, which is part of a business we call Disney Cruise Line.

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