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Posted January 11, 2019

Pastry Chef

London

Permament

26000 per annum

About us:

is a deli, coffee bar, grocer and greengrocer in St John’s Wood, London. The patisserie chef is responsible for making the cakes, biscuits and patisseries sold at the coffee bar as well as celebration cakes and seasonal sweet treats.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced Pastry Chef to prepare a variety of cakes, pastries and biscuits. Your skill in baking high quality treats should be matched by your creativity to develop new amazing tastes and recipes.

About you:

The ideal candidate will be well-versed in culinary arts with a passion for sweet and delicious creations. They must adhere to health and safety standards to provide clients with the best possible serving.

Key duties:

Prepare a wide variety of goods such as cakes, cookies, pies, bread etc. following traditional and modern recipes

Create new and exciting desserts to renew our menus and engage the interest of customers

Decorate pastries using different icings, toppings etc. to ensure the presentation is beautiful and exciting

Monitor stocks for baking ingredients such as flour, sugar etc. and make appropriate orders within budget

Keep cooking stations stocked, especially before and during prime operation hours

Supervise all food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and standards

Work with head chef to maintain kitchen organisation

Verify that food storage units all meet standards and are consistently well-managed

Qualifications and skills:

Proven experience as Pastry Chef, baker or relevant role

Great attention to detail and creativity

Organisational skills

Willingness to replenish professional knowledge

In depth knowledge of sanitation principles, food preparation and baking techniques and nutrition

Working knowledge of baking with ingredient limitations (pastries that are gluten free, sugarless etc.)

Certificate in culinary arts, pastry-making, baking or relevant field

An ability to stay calm when the pressure mounts

City & Guilds diplomas in professional cookery

BTEC HND in professional cookery

Health and safety and food hygiene certificates

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

PASTRY CHEF: 3 years (Preferred)

Salary: £25,000.00 to £27,000.00 /year + Benefits