Chef Instructor, Pastry
Sur La Table 110 reviews - Dallas, TX

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JOB TITLE: Chef Instructor, Pastry

CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Resident Chef

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Chef Instructor, pastry delivers hands on instruction and executes class curriculum within the Culinary Program. This role is responsible for an exceptional experience for customers by creating a fun, interactive learning environment that inspires the home chef and establishes Sur La Table as the Trusted Authority. Additionally, the chef instructor, pastry is a key driver in store sales.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (including, but not limited to)
  • Teach classes as directed by the Resident Chef
  • Monitor class attendance and demand and by the needs of the business
  • Create menus and write recipes as needed or as directed by Resident Chef
  • Provide direction and feedback to the culinary staff during classes to ensure successful classroom operations and an outstanding, educational experience for customers.
  • Maintain kitchen operations and the highest standards of cleanliness
  • Ensure adherence to applicable National, State and Local Health and Safety codes
  • Drive retail sales by highlighting products before, during and after classes
  • Support Resident Chef in marketing and promoting culinary program
  • Maintain awareness and apply knowledge of culinary trends and local influences
  • Adjust teaching style to meet needs of class participants including adults, teens and children and a varied of experience levels
  • Demonstrate passion for cooking, entertaining and Sur La Table products
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing to multiple audiences
  • Shop for ingredients and supplies as needed
  • May handle, serve, and pour liquor, wine and beer.
  • May Mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water and etc. in order to prepare cocktails and other drinks.

Sur La Table Core competencies for everyone:
  • Focus on the Customer: You inspire and delight your customers
  • Be Genuine: Your communication style is respectful, effective and sincere
  • Make the Right Call: You effectively blend knowledge, experience, wisdom & decisive action
  • Take Ownership: you are committed, responsible and provide solutions
  • Achieve Results: You meet and exceed goals and expectations
Sur La Table Core competencies for People Managers:
  • Lead the Way: You influence positive outcomes
  • Facilitate Success: Your team is motivated, engaged and accomplished
  • Develop People: You never compromise on people
REQUIREMENTS: (including, but not limited to)
  • Bona fide job requirements only (degree, certifications, experience, etc)
  • 2+ years’ experience as providing professional instruction
  • 2+ years’ professional baking experience or Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Retail sales experience (preferred)
  • Available to work as business dictates including nights and weekends.
  • Must be 21 or older
  • Able to stand at least 5 hours at a time
  • Able to lift up to 35 pounds on a regular basis

About this company
110 reviews
In 1972, the first Sur La Table store opened in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. It was a place where serious cooks found a surprising...