Assistant Pastry Chef

We are a Memphis-based patisserie specializing in house-baked pastries, coffee, tea, and bespoke cakes. We aim to make everyday a little bit more beautiful by bringing  little bites of luxury into your home. Our Overton Square location is centrally located in the heart of Midtown.

The 17 Berkshire team feels like a family. We pride ourselves on working together to bring the best experience to every guest who enters our space.  Our staff values attention to detail, hard work, and honesty.  We are proud to provide health insurance to our employees.  As 17 Berkshire continues to grow, we hope you can appreciate the journey it takes us on.

We are looking for a Pastry Chef crew member to join our team! This is for a part time position, primarily in the afternoons with future potential to become full time.  Weekends and holidays are required.  Previous experience working in pastry is also a requirement.  We are looking for someone who is willing to commit to 18 months+.

Expectations & Qualifications


  • Advanced Knowledge of Pastry”“

  • Knows how to properly  measure and weigh ingredients

  • Familiar with classic French pastries as well as popular American desserts

  • Can troubleshoot typical problems that may arise ( trouble icing a cake, rolling sugar cookie dough, etc.)

Math Skills

  • Able to competently divide or multiply a recipe and / or it’s ingredients

  • Able to tally the total number of items needed for weekly custom orders

  • Can anticipate when we will need to replenish “x” product

  • Communication Skills

  • Capable of  following instructions and anticipating what the next necessary steps would be.

  • Feels confident and comfortable asking for help, when appropriate.

  • Able to communicate needs and requests, within an appropriate time frame

  • Can navigate the needs of a small, growing business

  • Understands that unexpected circumstances may arise, requiring immediate attention.  Therefore, shifts and tasks may need to be altered in order to accommodate.

  • Can work well independently and with a diverse group of coworkers

Physical Strength

  • Able to stand for 8+ hours

  • Able to lift 50lb bags

  • Able to safely work with burning liquids and ovens.

  • Committed to working 18+ months

  • Optimistic demeanor and genuinely eager to learn and help.

Pastry is constantly evolving so we are looking for someone who is humble enough to learn.  As a part of the 17 Berkshire team,  you will receive hands on pastry education, enjoy lots of delicious pastries, receive support from your coworkers, and have the opportunity to bring world-class experiences to the 901.

To apply, please email hello@17berkshire.com with your resume and cover letter, subject line “Assistant Pastry Chef Application”.  Please include any photos of your work as this will help us review your resume. Please note, only successful candidates will be notified.