Pastry Chef - SHOOK

ICONINK - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position: Pastry Chef
Type: Full-time
*King Street & Portland Street
Website: TBD
Instagram: @shookkitchen

SHOOK is a small market-style vegetarian Isaraeli restaurant which utilizes old-world techniques to create beautifully created dishes. The kitchen is an open concept structure with a custom-built charcoal hearth and a wood fire oven. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. SHOOK is part of the ICONINK portfolio, a full-service international hospitality and lifestyle brand which takes inspiration from global cuisine and culture.

SHOOK is currently hiring a PASTRY CHEF to join our culinary team!

The PASTRY CHEF will report to the Chef de Cuisine and plays a key role in crafting innovative pastry recipes to produce premium quality desserts for our guests. The ideal candidate will have an exceptional work ethic, a passion and enthusiasm for the profession, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.


  • Manage day to day activities of the pastry team
  • Responsible for creating and preparing desserts in accordance with existing menu
  • Inspect the quality of ingredients and accurately measure them for specific recipes
  • Develop new recipes and oversee execution to the highest standards
  • Provide up to date inventory sheets and associated labour and cost reporting for the pastry department
  • Responsible for researching, developing, and costing of recipes; consistently thriving to upgrade food quality and presentation
  • Review and manage bakery department in determining scheduling of pastry labour and production schedule
  • Ensure compliance with food handling safety regulation, health and safety workplace policies and procedures
  • Attend meetings where required and communicate to all staff RE: policies and practices as they align with business practices
  • Recruit and maintain staff par levels
  • Train all staff in food preparation, safety standards and professionalism


  • Minimum two years of senior pastry supervisory experience
  • Completion of related pastry culinary program
  • Food Safe certification is an asset
  • Experience working with scheduling data base systems an asset
  • Experience working with reporting, record management an asset
  • Must be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Great attention to detail with a creative flair
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Must be energetic with a passion for food and a positive outlook
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions
  • Must exhibit a high degree of professionalism (i.e. punctuality, commitment to the job, well-groomed, mannerly, great team work etc.)
  • Long periods of standing and walking is required
  • Repetitive use of hands, dexterity, bending down


  • Competitive wages
  • Medical/dental group benefits
  • Great perks (Discounts to all ICONINK restaurants, discounted gym membership, etc.)
  • Fun team and culture
  • Training and development
  • Professional growth opportunities

ICONINK recognizes its obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarian with Disabilities Act, 2005, and, upon request, will provide accommodation in the recruitment processes to the point of undue hardship.

Job Type: Full-time


  • senior pastry supervisory: 2 years (Required)