Head Pastry Chef

We are currently recruiting for a Head Pastry Chef.

Take full responsibility for the preparation and cooking for the pastry section of the kitchen

– assist Executive chef to plan and price menus and food to adhere to agreed prices/budgets and maintain applicable quality standards and records

– assist and assume responsibility as directed for ordering and obtaining supplies for the pastry section of the kitchen

– for ensuring sufficient team members at all times and within agreed budgets

– quality control of all supplies, food, kitchen hygiene and safety

– assist your Line Manager to meet your targets and those of the team as a whole and contribute to the smooth running of the of the team

– contribute to training and development of the team

– adhere to statutory obligations and agreed quality and best practice guidelines


Day to day responsibilities for the team as agreed with your Line Manager to include:

– ensuring compliance to sanitation, hygiene, health and safety legislation and organisational and quality requirements

– design, plan, cost and price menus, relating to the pastry section of the kitchen

– co-ordinate food preparation relating to the pastry section of the kitchen

– prepare and cook food relating to the pastry section of the kitchen

– quality management of food relating to the pastry section of the kitchen

– investigate and resolve customer complaints within agreed criteria

– effective liaison, support and assistance with the remainder of organisation

– allocate workloads to team members

– supervise, manage and assist in the direction of the overall performance of the team

– subject to agreed criteria, recruitment, training, set action and targets, appraise and manage performance, development, coaching and general support of all team members to ensure targets are met

– maintaining accurate records and accounts as required and reporting as agreed

– set an example for team members of commitment, work ethic and habits and personal character

– responsibly use resources and control expenses to operate within budgetary controls

– adhere to all organisation policies and procedures


From time to time you may be expected to be part of special projects as are reasonably required of your job role.

You are responsible for your allocated workload and must meet all targets as agreed with your Line Manager. You must contribute towards the smooth running of the organisation generally.