Head Pastry Chef in United Kingdom

Applying for the Head Pastry Chef role

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Job Title: Head Pastry Chef
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £39,000 - £40,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: Hospitality & Catering
Sub Sector: Pastry Chef
Job Reference No: 13893JM

Job Description

This award winning rosette Hotel in Hertfordshire set within beautiful countryside is looking for an experienced and creative Head Pastry Chef to lead the section and uphold the already high standards in place.
Main Responsibilities for this Head Pastry Chef position inc:

- Responsible for the overall running and operation of the Pastry area
- Ensure the correct service for timing and progress of all dishes
- Motivate the team and ensure that full instructions are given on a daily basis
- Review Production sheet to understand variety of baked goods to be produced daily
- Come up with new desert ideas with the Exec Head Chef
- Safely and appropriately use baking and measuring tools/equipment/appliances to prepare baked foods
- Follow and ensure compliance with food safety handling policies and procedures, including personal hygiene procedures
- Maintains purchasing, receiving & food storage standards
- Estimates daily production needs on a weekly basis & communicates production needs to kitchen personnel daily

Essential Skills required for this Head Pastry Chef opportunity are:

- Must have recent pastry experience in a 4/5* property in a senior position
- Must have the ability to multi-task while remaining focused on the goal
- Must have excellent verbal communication and leadership skills
- Be able to express creativity through food selections, preparation and presentation
- Must have the ability to remain calm in high stress situations
- Be able to solve problems quickly under pressure
- Diploma or degree from accredited university in culinary arts or NVQ or related

Benefits of this Head Pastry Chef position inc:

- 28 days holiday +1 Extra Holiday Day on Birthday upon 1 year Service
- Long Service Loyalty rewards
- Discounted Food and Beverage and accommodation
- Discount on Spa treatments and products
- Staff meals on duty

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