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Fotografiska Pastry Cook | Verōnika in New York, New York

Fotografiska, the photography museum, is the Home of Contemporary Culture. Founded in Stockholm, in late 2019 the Museum opened a treasured, historic landmark building in NYC’s Flatiron District. The iconic Stockholm and NYC locations are complemented by expansion in Tallinn, and a forthcoming Berlin Museum set to open in 2023. Fotografiska’s goals are simple: to build a more conscious world through the power of photography, to bring people together, raise awareness and inspire new perspectives.

Verōnika | Fotografiska New York

A gracious bohemian throwback to the 1970s - 80s era of storytelling, art, photography, and rock ‘n roll.

On the expanse of the second floor of Fotografiska New York, climb the grandiose staircase and enter a hidden den brought alive with layers of velvet, burning candles, greenery and music. Bar Verōnika is the enclave to enjoy a martini and crispy oyster bite in the salon, before dining in the restaurant. Beyond the Bar, lies Verōnika, an elegant brasserie paying homage to traditional restaurant theatre, with an eye for fresh and innovative dishes crafted with a light touch. A blend of high flavor table side service, sustainably sourced ingredients and a third act of sweet indulgence. A clear and concise by the glass list marries with old and new world method wines by the bottle, magnum and jeroboam.

The Role

The Pastry Cook supports a best-in-class pastry program for the Verōnika Restaurant & Bar. Directly reporting to the Verōnika Executive Pastry Chef and Verōnika General Manager, the role will help develop and execute a wide-ranging menu of dessert items on-premise and aids in the program’s overall success. Strong candidates should have a background in the execution of pastry programs in high-volume, concept-forward kitchens, with a strong emphasis to excel beyond standards and expectations. Additionally, candidates should have experience and an interest in a wide variety of cuisines and create culturally and dietary responsive menus.


  • 3+ years of experience as a Pastry Cook in concept-driven kitchens.

  • The Pastry Cook will plan, organize and take the responsibility for the preparation of dessert items, pastries, cakes, ice creams, sorbets, fruit compotes, breads, chocolates and show pieces while ensuring superior quality and consistency.

  • Preparing Breakfast: yogurts, banana bread, blueberry muffins, savory pies, home-made granola, cut fruits platters.

  • Through training, development, and mentorship, they ensure the maintenance of recipes, portion specifications, and standard preparation procedures for all dishes and ensure that all culinary team members are following these standards.

  • Follow recipes and minimize waste, ensuring all raw materials are continually inspected to ensure quality standards are met.

  • Prepare in accordance with quality, availability and seasonality and ensure market lists are completed on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

  • Maintain standard recipes and techniques for pastry preparation and presentation which help to ensure consistently high quality and to minimize food costs.

  • Preparation and execution of a seasonal menu concept and bespoke menu concepts for optional private and member events.

  • Ensure kitchen operations can run smoothly and efficiently with a thoughtful mind toward member and guest, as well as employee experience.

  • Assist in developing policies and procedures to enhance and measure quality; continually adheres to written policies and procedures to reflect approved techniques, equipment and terminology.

  • Maintain complete knowledge of and compliance with all Health & Safety, company Employment policies / service procedures / standards as these relate to the kitchen and culinary team. (NYC Food Handler's License a plus or ability to obtain one upon hiring).

  • Implement all DOH requirements and HACCP safety program across all kitchens.

  • Assist with various cleaning around the kitchen such as sanitizing and organizing our Pastry station.

  • Consistent presence in the kitchen with the team during prime service periods and is working in the kitchen/prep for a majority of their scheduled time.

  • Attend daily service lineups and all required meetings to ensure optimal growth and departmental coordination.

  • Implement operational excellence decisions that become scalable SOPs for property development, new concept development, and/or F&B changes within property. Be prepared to outline policies, procedures, and systems to improve our business, service, retention, and magic of the Fotografiska experience.

The anticipated hourly range for this position is $19.00-$21.00 an hour. Fotografiska is committed to equitable and competitive compensation and benefits packages for our team members and will consider many factors when extending offers of employment. Some of the factors we consider may include: qualifications of individual applicants against the position and business needs, years of relevant experience in role or industry, specific or unique skills, certifications or professional accreditations specific to the role, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will perform the role. The anticipated range for compensation shared here does not include any other components or benefits that may be available.

COVID19: The health and well-being of our Members and staff has been our number one priority and the guiding force behind all our decisions as we open our doors. We encourage you to learn more about our commitment to safety by reading the steps we have taken to ensure that all Members and teams feel safe, comfortable, and secure, going forward on our website.

Diversity & Representation: Fotografiska is committed to building and supporting diverse and representative communities, long-term career opportunities and extends Equal Employment Opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.


  • Hourly Range: $19.00-$21.00/hr

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)

  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)

  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)

  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)

  • Family + Caregiver Leave (Maternity, Paternity)

  • Short Term & Long Term Disability

  • Free Food & Snacks

  • Wellness Resources