Assistant Head Baker

  • The Berkeley
  • Kitchen
  • Full time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a passionate Assistant Head Baker 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 furnished by leading designers, and London’s original fashionista afternoon tea ‘Prêt-à-Portea’ 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, Michelin-starred dining in ‘Marcus’ by Marcus Wareing and our Bamford Health Club & Spa.

Main duties & responsibilities

As Assistant Head Baker you will work closely with our Pastry Chefs and assist in the day to day operation of the pastry kitchen. You will be passionate about working with the finest and freshest ingredients and excited to take on a key role within our Kitchen operations. 

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

  • Assist with the daily production of breakfast bread products and pastry selections required in all F&B outlets within the hotel. 
  • In conjunction with the Executive Pastry Chef and Head Baker, supervise and co-ordinate the Bakery service and ensure that orders are completed correctly and in a timely manner. 
  • Conduct daily ingredient checks and inspect food items to ensure the highest quality is maintained at all times.
  • Assist with the writing and checking of standard recipes for all dishes to ensure proper portion control, uniformity of taste and quality.
  • Encourage efficient communication regarding food service, especially when highly individual and personalized service is demanded from our guests.

Entry Requirements

Successful candidates for our Assistant Head Baker 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 unparalleled service. With this in mind, you will have previous solid experience at a similar level and have proven experience within a quality hotel and/or restaurant Pastry team.

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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