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Pastry Chef X3

Reports to: Head Chef

Location: Chamba Valley Exotic Hotel

Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced Pastry Chef who’s able to prepare a variety of desserts, pastries or other sweet goods. Your skill in baking high quality treats should be matched by your creativity to develop new amazing tastes and recipes.

The ideal candidate will be well-versed in culinary arts with a passion for sweet and delicious creations. They must adhere to health and safety standards to provide clients with the best possible serving. The goal is to enhance customer satisfaction so that we can maintain and expand our clientele.

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
  • Identify staffing needs and help recruit and train personnel
  • Maintain a lean and orderly cooking station and adhere to health and safety standards

Requirements

  • 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.)

Minimum qualifications:

  • Diploma in food production from a reputable institution and at least a minimum of five years working experience in a similar position in a 3 star hotel or better.
  • Other core competencies should include:
  • High levels of creativity
  • Excellent leadership qualities
  • Ability to train others
  • Effective communicator
  • Focused, Self-motivated and innovative
  • Wide range of baking related skills
  • Self-starter

How to Apply

The position offers two years contract which is renewable based on performance. An application letter, accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae with copies of Academic and Professional Certificates and contactable references and letters should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager (Chamba Valley Exotic Hotel) and sent to the email below:

Be reminded that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline
2 Aug 15:00
Email applications to
recruit@mikahotels.com
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Part of the Mika Group of Hotels, Chamba Valley Exotic Hotel offers comfortable accommodation with a choice of rooms including king rooms and self-catering accommodation for long stay guests. Located in the quiet suburb of Chamba Valley away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this hotel has a restaurant and bar, conferencing facilities and a function venue. For those wanting to keep fit and unwind, there is a gym as well as a sauna and steam bath. Shuttle transfer services can be arranged.
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