Pastry And Prep Chef (Female, Age 35) in Philadelphia, PA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitlePastry And Prep Chef
Salary$35,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week50
Company Size(not answered)
LocationPhiladelphia, PA
Years Experience5 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
A single bar/ full service restaurant. Lunch and Dinner. Not a chain. Emphasis on fresh prepared dinners and fun foods like wings and sliders.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
In the a.m. I prep the salads, burger fixin’s, ect. for the chef’s in the p.m. In the afternoon, I bake and prepare that evenings desserts.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
none

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
In the kitchen, I workalone. I like that very much.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
It is a restaurant in it’s own little courtyard in the heart of a nice neighborhood.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 2
Benefits: 7
Hours: 5
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 1

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am
8am to 9amOpen up the restaurant. Check all stations to see what needs to be restocked. Check walk in to see how much product there is to work with
9am to 10amBegin prepping for the evening chefs. I cut up tomatoes, cook mushrooms,bacon, roast peppers, cut up lettuce, carrots, pickles, onions.
10am to 11amPut together sandwiches for the evening
11am to 12pmclean up my station.
12pm to 1pmeat lunch
1pm to 2pmDecide what kind of dessert to make.

prepare and bake cakes

2pm to 3pmcool cakes to unmold
3pm to 4pmfrost and finish cakes for service
4pm to 5pmgo home
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Sought it out on my own

What was the application process?
I just made a dessert for the owner to sample

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
no

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
n/a

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
I knew what to expect.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I had entry level postions at a bakery, hotel kitchen and restaurant before my current position.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I had some technical skills that was necessary to jump right in and get to work.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Take some classes, intern at a restaurant, be prepared to be low man on the totem pole.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Must have technical skills, learn to take direction, be clean and sanitary and not get stressed.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Don’t be a hotshot. Learn to take direction. Be aware it’s high stress.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes. It’s what i was born to do

What are your current career goals?
I am very satisfied with where I am at right now. I have just the right amount of responsibility.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
I just love what I do

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1entry level1 year10.00 hrmeasured ingrediants, chopped nuts and chocolate.Wrapped finished products.
Prior Job 2entry level 12 years10.00hrmade muffins, ice cream, danish, cheesecakes, plated desserts

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
Tyler School of artceramics
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
n/an/a

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