Website G.S. Gelato

G.S. Gelato & Desserts, Inc. is a wholesale manufacturer of authentic Italian gelato, sorbet, plant-based frozen desserts, and soft serve with national distribution in the foodservice and retail/grocery industries.

We are looking for a Gelato/Pastry Chef to join the Pasteurization Department located within our state-of-the-art, 50,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Our ideal candidate is an organized individual with wholesale food manufacturing experience who is able to work in a fast-paced, semi-industrial manufacturing environment.


  • 401k eligibility
  • Health Insurance
  • Supplemental insurance options
  • Paid time off
  • Holiday Pay

*Certain Eligibility requirements are required for the above benefits


  • Follow company recipes and procedures
  • Overlook recipes before making and communicate any discrepancies to R&D
  • Fix recipe mistakes, adding more solids or liquids based on required percentages
  • Maintain well-organized records
  • Schedules and assigns staff weekly
  • Communicate with Production Manager regarding scheduling of tasks and projected completion
  • Overlooks production schedule to create a ‘Pull sheet’ for upcoming ingredient needs
  • Notifies purchasing/inventory control of low ingredients
  • Perform weekly preventative maintenance on pasteurization equipment
  • Perform calibration verifications of thermometers and water counters
  • Perform verification of proper cleaning
  • Monitor equipment and report issues to maintenance department/ senior management
  • Responsible for performing opening/closing/ midday checklists
  • Forklift operation
  • Able to lift 60lbs continuously during shift
  • Ability to use a scale to subtract/add ingredients
  • Maintaining lot numbers of ingredients used
  • Responsible for maintaining and cleaning equipment
  • Follow and enforce safety and sanitation regulations
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Must have semi-industrial food production/kitchen experience
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Degree from a post-secondary culinary arts training program is desirable
  • Knowledgeable of ice cream/gelato ingredients and applications
  • Ability to understand and follow recipes and instructions
  • Experience with reporting and document control
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to accurately measure ingredients with a scale utilizing the metric system
  • Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility for periods of up to eight hours in length
  • Able to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment and maintain deadlines
  • Experience managing inventory
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work
  • Comfortable with responsibility
  • Understand and maintain hygiene and health standards and requirements
  • Ability to work independently and effectively manage own time
  • Able to lift 60lbs continuously during shift
  • Forklift operation
  • Knowledgeable of food allergens


Starting at $44,000. Depends on experience.


Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to the email address provided below.

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