Pastry Chef- Reading

Job Description

Our client is an independent restaurant well known throughout the industry as a centre of culinary excellence. They pride themselves on producing exquisite French cuisine with a contemporary twist embellished by superb wine List.

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Pastry Chef to join our client.

Your expertise in preparing a variety of mouthwatering desserts and pastries, combined with your creative flair in developing unique tastes and recipes, will be essential in delighting our customers.


About the role:

As an ideal candidate, you should have a strong background in culinary arts and a genuine passion for creating sweet and delectable treats.


Working hours:

Split Shifts are as follows:

Tuesday 9am – 11pm; Wednesday through Friday 8:30am – 10pm
Saturday 8:30 to 11pm

All days 2 hour break between around 3pm to 5pm

Between Tuesday and Saturday ½ day off

Days off
Sunday and Monday – Off all day

Salary - £30k-38k


Main responsibilities:

*Prepare a wide variety of goods such as cakes, cookies, pies, bread etc. following traditional and modern recipes
*Create new and exciting desserts to renew our menus and engage the interest of customers
*Decorate pastries using different icings, toppings etc. to ensure the presentation will be beautiful and exciting
*Monitor stocks for baking ingredients such as flour, sugar etc. and make appropriate orders within budget
*Check quality of material and condition of equipment and devices used for cooking
*Guide and motivate pastry assistants and bakers to work more efficiently


Requirements and skills:

*Proven experience as Pastry Chef, baker or relevant role
*Great attention to detail and creativity
*Organizing and leadership skills
*Willingness to replenish professional knowledge
*In depth knowledge of sanitation principles, food preparation and baking techniques and nutrition
*Working knowledge of baking with ingredient limitations (pastries that are gluten free, sugarless etc.)



*Guaranteed service charge
*Staff meals are provided for lunch and dinner
*Statutory Pension Scheme is offered
*Discounts for friends and family dining
*50% contribution to a group medical health Scheme
*Staff Accommodation is Available


Pineapple Recruitment are recruiting for this role on behalf of our client and are acting as Recruitment Agency.

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  • Location Icon Location Reading, United Kingdom
  • Salary Icon Salary £30000 - £38000
  • Reference Icon Job Reference REF1112
  • Calendar Icon Posted on Posted on 19 February 2024
  • Category Icon Category Hospitality
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