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Hyatt Culinary Lead (Pastry) in DALLAS, Texas


Join us for this incredible opportunity to be part of our Culinary team at Hyatt Regency Dallas located in Downtown Dallas, Texas. You will be part of a rock-star team, and you'll get to be part of a company that earned the 16th spot on Fortunes 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2021!

The Culinary Lead will direct and oversee line level colleagues on culinary tasks and performances, check quality of finished food products, utilize proper knife skills, and ensure efficient preparation methods and procedures in our pastry shop. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of hotel kitchen operations and skills to be able to work in all kitchens, such as specialty restaurants, three-meal restaurants, banquets, saucier, butcher, and must have basic skills in the pastry shop. The Culinary Lead is expected to support the Sous Chef in the pastry shop’s operation and should be capable of assuming the responsibility of the pastry shop in the absence of the Sous Chef. Ideal candidate must be passionate & excited about food with a desire to pursue leadership roles in the culinary profession.

Additional requirements include:

  • Receiving products from the storeroom

  • Utilizing the proper storage procedures per the Chef de Cuisines guidelines

  • Preparing daily specials

  • Ensuring the proper amount for needed food preparation

  • Support in the supervision, training and development of the culinary team

  • Assist in the monitoring of payroll cost and overtime

We Offer Excellent Benefits:

  • Free room nights, Discounted and Friends & Family Room Rates

  • Full medical benefits after 30 days of employment

  • Discounted annual DART passes and discounted parking

  • 401K with company match

  • Paid vacation, sick days, new child leave and personal day

  • Paid Family Bonding Time and Adoption Assistance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Free colleague meals during shift

  • Employee Stock Purchase plan

  • Discounts at various retailers - Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Headspace and many more!


  • 4 years of culinary experience

  • Pastry experience is preferred

  • Culinary degree or related hotel experience preferred

  • Experience in a high volume restaurant required and experience in banquet operations strongly desired

  • Possess higher awareness level of hotel business, handle and communicate business matter in a responsive manner, such as scheduling, planning, and preparing for efficient productivity

  • An eager attitude towards learning and support of the company culinary standards

  • Skills and knowledge include culinary education, basic cost control understanding, leadership skills, organizational skills and computer skills.

  • Previous supervisory experience preferred

  • Ability to multi-task and work as part of a team

  • Texas Food Handlers Certification

  • Flexibility to work any days of the week, including weekends and holidays

COVID-19 Safety :

Hyatt Hotels follows all COVID-19 CDC and Dallas County Health department protocols for the safety of our employees and guests.

Hyatt is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Primary Location: US-TX-Dallas

Organization: Hyatt Regency Dallas

Pay Basis: Hourly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Culinary

Req ID: DAL003806

Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.