Pastry Commis Chef

  • The Berkeley
  • Kitchen
  • Full time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an ambitious Commis Chef to join our Pastry Kitchen at The Berkeley.

With an independent spirit and an eye for style, The Berkeley is the epitome of modern British luxury. Rooms are by leading designers, and London’s original fashionista afternoon tea is served daily in the Collins Room. The Berkeley is perfectly positioned between Hyde Park, fashionable Knightsbridge and the residential neighbourhood of Belgravia. Its signature experiences include the famed Blue Bar, The Berkeley Bar & Terrace with its inspired interior styling, Michelin-starred dining in Marcus and Bamford Wellness Spa.

Main duties & responsibilities

As a Pastry Commis Chef you will work closely with the Senior Chefs and assist in the day to day operation of the hotel’s pastry kitchen. You will be passionate about working with the finest and freshest ingredients and excited to learn from the Senior Chefs in the brigade.

Main responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Pastry team in the preparation and service of our famed Pret-a-Portea afternoon tea, decadent desserts, pastry amenities and baked goods, ensuring that the highest standards are maintained at all times.
  • Work in close liaison with all sections within the Kitchen to ensure an efficient service.
  • Maintain the appropriate amount of stock levels as directed by Chef de Partie/Sous Chef.
  • Be fully conversant with all Restaurants, Bars, Banqueting and Floor Service menus, in particular items which are the responsibility of your section and of their recipes and quantities.

Entry Requirements

Successful candidates for our Pastry Commis Chef opportunity will demonstrate genuine dedication to The Berkeley and show a commitment to consistent quality in our product and service.

This is an exciting role for a talented individual who is looking for a new challenge and wants to join a fast paced and high performing hotel team renowned for their approach and delivery of impeccable service.

Benefits package

  • Competitive salary
  • Preferential room rates for yourself and family across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • 50% food & beverage discount across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Vast range of learning and development programmes, for colleagues and managers at all levels
  • Opportunities for transfer and promotion across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Social events & activities
  • Wellbeing events & activities
  • Critical illness cover
  • Season ticket loan
  • Additional benefits & initiatives may be available in local properties

Terms & conditions apply to all benefits


In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

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