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Pastry Chef/Baker in Gustavus, Alaska

Job Details

  • Date Posted: April 7, 2022
  • Location: Gustavus, Alaska
  • Company: Lindblad Expeditions
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $130 / day + tips
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: Some experience needed

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The Baker is responsible for all the baked goods and dessert production on board for guest and crew meals. In addition, the baker may prep, load stores and provisions, clean, and wash dishes.

Essential Duties:

  • Participates in the actual baking of guest breakfast, lunch, and dinner bread (both Sweet and Savory), as well as any spreads, jams, or butter accompanying bread. As well as any baked goods for meal periods.
  • Prepares, and plates guest dinner and lunch desserts. Including mise en place, sauce, and garnish.
  • Prepares mid-morning, and high tea pastries and baked goods and any out of the blue and ‘welcome’ baked goods.
  • Ability to prepare and produce baked goods and desserts as per required dietary restrictions (GF, Vegan, kosher, lactose-free).
  • May assist in the production of crew meals.
  • Works with Head Chef on inventory and baking/pastry orders.
  • Responsible for all baking and pastry area food service sanitary compliance. Including, but not limited to, all equipment and countertop equipment, deck, bulkheads, and overheads. Respects and follows proper FIFO for all baking and pastry pantries. Helps maintain organization in the walk-in cooler and freezer, and respects the designated areas of storage within the walk-ins
  • Helps maintain the cleanliness of the galley area and food storage rooms.
  • Adheres to all CDC Vessel Sanitation Program and Health Canada requirements.
  • Assists in dishwashing as needed and/or assigned.
  • Assists in the loading, handling, and proper storage of food and related items to maintain inventory at appropriate stocking levels and to ensure proper rotation of perishable and non-perishable food items.
  • Participates in on-board safety training, meetings, and drills, as directed by the Captain, including fire, abandon ship, man overboard, flooding, and medical emergencies.
  • Adheres to Company’s policy on uniforms, to promote the company’s image, safety, and standards.
  • Participates in shoreside training as required by the company.
  • Familiar with the ISM codes and requirements.
  • Maintains familiarity with all duties under the company Safety Management System and Emergency Station Billet duties.

Desired qualifications:

  • Completion of formal training at a culinary or Baking and pastry school is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the culinary industry onboard passenger ships preferred.
  • Good time management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to get along with co-workers and support a team environment.
  • May be responsible for training and guiding others and/or reviewing their work.


  • Current First Aid/CPR certification required.
  • STCW Basic Safety Training preferred.
  • STCW Crowd Management preferred.
  • Vessel Sanitation Public Health preferred