Assistant Pastry Chef

October 05, 2020

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.


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 an Assistant Pastry Chef to join our team! Please send your cover letter, resume, and baking portfolio to  (subject line: Assistant Pastry Chef) if you believe you are a good fit for our company.   Please note, only successful candidates will be notified.



  • 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.

    • Commited to working 18+ months


As a part of our team,  you will enjoy lots of delicious pastries, support from our team,, and the opportunity to bring world-class experiences to our city.   As the leading patisserie in the Mid-South, you will gain invaluable work experience during your time at 17 Berkshire.

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2094 Trimble Place 

Memphis TN 38104

(901) 729-7916

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