Executive Pastry Chef

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort   Farmington, PA   Full-time     Food Service
Posted on September 20, 2023
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And that is just the beginning! Nemacolin comes to life with show-stopping dining from the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Lautrec; two championship, Pete Dye-designed golf courses; award-winning spa and wellness services; Orvis-endorsed fly fishing; countless outdoor activities; and snow sports, shopping, wildlife experiences, art tours, and limitless fun for all.

The Executive Pastry Chef oversees all food production in the pastry shop and ensues that all associates are performing their duties above the standard.  Develops new dessert menus for banquets as well as the rest of the resort outlets.

Essential Functions:

  • Training of associates in their duties as well as other areas in the shop                 
  • Maintain standards and keep the product on the cutting edge                                 
  • Placing all the orders for main products of the shop: chocolate, pastes, etc.                       
  • Complete daily line-up with associates                                                                   
  • Scheduling of pastry associates                                                                               
  • Keep pastry shop organized, clean, updated, and keep sanitation high                   


  • Responsible for quality of all food items in the pastry department. 

  • Ensure high standards set forth by establishment.  Also, responsible for safety and well being of all associates in the pastry kitchen. 

  • Reports all incidents which occur to the executive chef.                                     



  • Degree from post secondary culinary arts training program desirable. 

  • A minimum of five years in pastry field in a management role.

  • Ability to decorate show pieces for buffets desirable. 

  • Have the desire to teach and grow with associates.      

  • Must be able to speak English. 

  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and be flexible with shifts  

Why work for Nemacolin?


Located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Nemacolin is the area’s premier destination for launching a Five-Star, Five-Diamond career in the hospitality industry. At Nemacolin, we strive to attract, retain, and develop the best and the brightest talent in the field. Our unique amenities and strong track record of exceeding industry standards make Nemacolin an employer of choice for those looking to pursue opportunities in areas such as lodging and guest services, food and beverage, recreation, culinary arts, golf, and retail, among others. Through a variety of training initiatives and a strong commitment to career development programs, we believe that we can help our associates to develop the skills necessary to advance within our organization by offering our associates competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits plan including:

  • An attractive 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation, holidays and personal hours
  • Family medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Long-term & short-term disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Educational assistance
  • Local and resort discounts
  • On-site uniform and dry-cleaning services
  • Discounted meals during breaks in the associate break areas


Nemacolin promotes a culture of continuous learning for our associates. We are strongly committed to comprehensive professional development programs:

  • Opportunities for advancement – At Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, we encourage our associates to grow within the organization and gain experience in a variety of departments in order to better understand the hospitality industry. Nemacolin prides itself on promoting from within the organization, and many of our mid and upper-level managers began in entry-level positions and advanced into their current roles. 
  • Associate Recognition programs – Nemacolin Woodlands Resort realizes that our associates help to set us apart from other organizations in the industry through their commitment to providing exceptional service and ability to consistently exceed guests’ expectations. Each month, associates can nominate others who have provided exceptional service, demonstrated leadership capabilities, or excelled in their areas of expertise. Winners receive an award for their efforts and are recognized by members of management.
  • Mentoring and coaching programs – As a new associate, we provide a level of mentoring that is best suited to you to enhance your growth and career interests, while sharing knowledge, advice and encouragement along the way.

Awards and Accolades

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort has consistently been recognized in the hospitality industry for providing superior customer service and outstanding facilities. We are very proud of what we have accomplished, and we would like to have the opportunity to share our enthusiasm with you. Some of our accomplishments include the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating, the AAA Five-Diamond rating, the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, and a variety of other awards from Condé Nast Traveler, and Golf Digest, just to name a few.