Head Pastry Chef

Job Description

The Place:

Xpress are working on behalf of a Scottish leading hotel, spa and leisure group where an opportunity for a Head Pastry Chef has arisen. The venue is renowned for multiple restaurant offerings from quality, innovative high-end dining, to volume-based food for its large banqueting operation. This property is part of a much larger portfolio of hotels and leisure resorts located up and down the Scottish countryside.

The Job:

In this role you will be responsible for supporting senior chefs and managing junior chefs along with all the daily operational matters relating to the venue. You will implement and maintain service standards managing a production of 500+meals a day, higher in peak trading seasons. Additionally, you will be accountable for maintaining health and safety standards whilst ensuring high levels of customer service are achieved in a consistent and professional manner. The position also shares responsibility for stock control, GP margins and targets with the senior kitchen management team, 

The Person:

It is essential that you have gained a structured and experienced kitchen management background preferably working within a high profile venue or a large resort type hotel operation. As a Head Pastry Chef, we are looking for that unique individual who wants to drive and develop the younger members of the brigade, leading from the front line and be hands-on in the kitchen at key service times. You should be flexible and focused and have excellent communication and man management skills.To succeed in this role you will need to have held a Pastry Chef role for at least 3 years demonstrating clear experience in both volume production and fresh food production from quality led Restaurant operations.

The Rewards:

A competitive salary is on offer between £28,000-£30,000 along with excellent company benefits including leisure club membership. There is also live in accommodation on site which has recently undergone refurbishment and is payable at a fair rate.


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