Baker

  • The Berkeley
  • Kitchen
  • Full time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced and passionate Baker 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. 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 a Baker you will bake in a smooth manner and run the Bakery operation ensuring all areas of the bakery are maintained to The Berkeley standards. To bake on a daily basis according to business requirement. In conjunction with the Executive Pastry Chef, supervise and co-ordinate the Bakery service with the other Food and Beverage departments.

Main responsibilities of the Baker include, but are not limited to:

  • In conjunction with the Executive Pastry Chef/Head Baker produce all bread etc products needed by the hotel. Also plan menus, recipes and test samples.
  • Be responsible for the production of breakfast bread products and the like in the Bakery.
  • Ensure that high standards of cleanliness are maintained in all areas of the Bakery Kitchen such as machinery, small kitchen equipment, floors and fridges etc.
  • Supervise and correct if necessary, cooking standards; to maintain a high quality of food and service on a daily basis.
  • Inspect daily all fresh food received to ensure the quality is maintained.
  • 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 Baker 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 employee 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’ where you can earn up to £1,500*.
  • Instant employee recognition and award programme with generous prizes.
  • Employee 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 of £50 per overnight stay for yourself or your family across the Maybourne Hotel Group.
  • Hotel Guest Experience Stay* including an overnight stay and wining and dining at our renowned restaurants and bars.   
  • 50% Food and Beverage discount* across the Maybourne Hotel Group.
  • Social events (Annual Awards, Summer Maybourne Picnic, Welcome to Work, Annual Staff Party, Annual Staff Children 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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