Pastry Sous Chef

  • The Berkeley
  • Kitchen
  • Full time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced and passionate Pastry Sous Chef to join the Pastry Kitchen team at The Berkeley.

With an independent spirit and an eye for style, The Berkeley is the epitome of modern British luxury. 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.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

As a Pastry Sous Chef you will ensure that the highest standard of food preparation and service is maintained at all times and to ensure that the Pastry Kitchen areas designated, equipment and utensils are always kept clean and tidy to the standard required by the Hotel.

Main responsibilities of the Pastry Sous Chef include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Executive Pastry Chef being responsible for the management of all food production to clients within the hotel.
  • Supervise in the preparation of regular food items, daily specialities and any other special functions. (i.e. Banqueting).
  • Check all food deliveries for quality and maintain close liaison with Purchasing Department.
  • Encourage and support members of the brigade by motivating them and whenever possible, personally show example and follow up the progress made.
  • Complete on a weekly basis, departmental timesheets, ensuring that all absenteeism, sickness, holidays, and overtime are properly recorded and authorised by the Executive Chef.
  • Contribute to maintaining an excellent level of service in conjunction with the minimum requirement of the LQA standards at all times.

Entry Requirements

Successful candidates for the Pastry Sous Chef will demonstrate genuine dedication to The Berkeley and show a commitment to consistent quality in our product and service. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is a fast learner, adaptable and has exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

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 team renowned for their approach and delivery of unparalleled service.

We anticipate applicants will have previous experience in a similar role within a luxury hotel environment.

Benefits Package

Here at Maybourne, we strive to reward our employees for the incredible work they do every single day. In return for your hard work and dedication we offer you:

Financial Stability

  • Excellent salary package.
  • Family Friendly company policies including enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay.
  • Holiday allowance increase after 3 and 5 years of service.
  • Travel Season Ticket Loans.
  • Pension Scheme*.

Health and Wellbeing Support

  • Subsidised monthly Podiatrist and Masseuse treatments.
  • Flu vaccination vouchers*.
  • Eye test vouchers and contributions towards glasses*.
  • 24-hour colleague assistance helpline.
  • On and off-site Occupational Health Service.
  • Death in Service salary contribution.
  • Various wellbeing activities focused on mental and physical health.
  • A complimentary state-of-the-art all-day dining staff restaurant serving a range of nutritious meals.

Recognition and Career Development

  • Referral Scheme ‘Introduce a Star’.
  • Instant colleague recognition and award programme with generous prizes.
  • Colleague of the month nominations with generous prizes.
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your Birthday. 
  • Internal transfer and promotion opportunities.
  • In-house training and development team with a strong focus on career progression and personal growth.
  • Long service awards.

Memorable experiences

  • Preferential room rates per overnight stay for yourself or your family across Maybourne.
  • Hotel Guest Experience Stay* including an overnight stay and wining and dining at our renowned restaurants and bars.   
  • 50% Food and Beverage discount* across Maybourne.
  • Social events (Annual Awards, Summer Maybourne Picnic, Welcome to Work, Annual Colleague Party, Annual Colleague Children's Party, etc.)
  • Wedding and Baby gifts.
  • Retirement functions.

*Terms and conditions apply to all benefits.

Eligibility

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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