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Hyatt Culinary Lead (Pastry) in DALLAS, Texas


At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive colleagues who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful experiences to each and every guest. Hyatt is a place where high expectations aren't just met-they're exceeded. It's a place of outstanding rewards, where talent opens doors to exciting opportunities in the hospitality industry. It's a place where career opportunities are as unlimited as your imagination. Discover your place in our caring, respectful, and inclusive culture.

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 will ensure efficient preparation methods and procedures. The Culinary Lead is expected to support the Sous Chef in the kitchen’s operation and should be capable of assuming the responsibility of the kitchen in the absence of the Sous Chef. The Culinary Lead will support in the supervision, training and development of the culinary team, and will also assist in the monitoring of payroll cost and overtime. The right person should be familiar and have a comprehensive understanding of a hotel kitchen operation. Additional requirements include receiving products from the storeroom, and utilizing the proper storage procedures per the Chef de Cuisines guidelines, preparing daily specials, and ensuring the proper amount for needed food preparation. Ideal candidate should have culinary knowledge 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. This position reports directly to the Sous Chef/Chef de Cuisine or Executive Sous Chef. The ideal candidates must be passionate & excited about food with a desire to pursue leadership roles in the culinary profession.

Hyatt colleagues work in an environment that requires exceptional performance and leads to great opportunities. Whether its career advancement, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you!

Hyatt has a very competitive benefit package for colleagues, which may include:

  • Complimentary or Discounted hotel room nights

  • Unlimited colleague and friends & family discounted room rates

  • Holiday, bereavement and jury duty pay

  • Paid vacation, sick, new child leave

  • Tuition reimbursement assistance up to $1,000 per year

  • Medical, dental and vision Insurance, discounted prescriptions

  • 401(k) w/ match

  • Direct deposit

  • Comfortable colleague break area

  • Discounted parking and DART passes


  • 4 years of culinary experience

  • Pasrty experience preferred

  • Experience in a high volume restaurant required

  • 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

  • Culinary degree or related hotel experience preferred.

  • Must be a team player and a dynamic leader

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

  • Texas Food Handlers Certification

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

Primary Location: US-TX-Dallas

Organization: Hyatt Regency Dallas

Pay Basis: Hourly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Culinary

Req ID: DAL003487

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.