Pastry Junior Sous Chef (Mat Cover)

  • The Berkeley
  • Kitchen
  • Full time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Junior Sous 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 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 Junior Sous Chef you will work closely with the Executive Pastry Chef and assist in the day to day operation of the pastry kitchen. You will be passionate about working with the finest and freshest ingredients; you will be responsible for the making of an indulgent range of delicate desserts, superb petit fours and other patisserie.

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

  • Assist the Executive Pastry Chef in the management of all Pastry and Bakery production within the hotel.
  • Provide direction and supervision to all Junior Chefs in the Pastry Team.
  • Instruct briefings and supervise Chef de Parties and their brigade in their daily tasks and assist them in their preparation of food.
  • Maintain high levels of communication between Sous Chefs and Chef de Parties at all times, in particular ensuring special messages / requests are dealt with promptly.
  • Check all food deliveries for quality, quantity and maintain close liaison with the Kitchen Coordinator and Purchasing Department.
  • Prepare food requisitions in accordance with daily routine, taking into account advance planning, special bookings and staffing levels.
  • Ensure that all recipes of any new dishes are immediately recorded and submitted to the Executive Pastry Chef and support any tests which may be necessary to achieve accurate costings and final presentation definition.

Entry Requirements

Successful candidates for our Junior Sous 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 unparalleled service. The position is a maternity cover. 

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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