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6 months ago
AB Hotels
Location: St Albans
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Kitchen and Catering
Category: Chef and Catering Jobs
Head Pastry Chef Full Time Position – up to £39,000 – St Albans

Your role in our family: • To lead the Pastry Brigade of five at our stunning 4* Country House Hotel & Spa,
with a 2 Rosette Restaurant, a newly refurbished Brasserie and extensive

Conference & Banqueting department • Responsible for the overall running and operation of the Pastry area • Ensure the correct service for timing and progress of all dishes • Motivate the team and ensure that full instructions are given on a daily basis • Review Production sheet to understand variety of baked goods to be produced
daily • Create new dessert ideas with the Executive Head Chef • Design and lead the production of seasonal creative displays, for example Easter
chocolate displays and Christmas gingerbread houses • Ensure that the whole team is conversant with the menu and to be adaptable with
continual changes to ensure that the menu is kept in line with customer demands

and Company policies • To ensure that the team use the correct and same ingredients are used to ensure
quality is upheld at all times • Safely and appropriately use baking and measuring tools/equipment/appliances to
prepare baked foods • Follow and ensure compliance with food safety handling policies and procedures,
including personal hygiene procedures • Any other request made by the Executive Head Chef, bending and lifting weights
up to and including 30 pounds will normally be required • Maintains purchasing, receiving & food storage standards • Ensures compliance with food handling & sanitation standards • Estimates daily production needs on a weekly basis & communicates production
needs to kitchen personnel daily • Coordinate banquet production with banquet chef • Participates in training the restaurant on menu items including ingredients,
preparation methods & unique tastes

What would make you the perfect fit? • Diploma or degree from accredited university in culinary arts or NVQ or related • Must have recent pastry experience in a 4/5* property in a senior position • Must have the ability to multi-task while remaining focused on the goal. • Must have excellent verbal communication and leadership skills. • Be able to express creativity through food selections, preparation and presentation. • Must be detail oriented. • Must have the ability to remain calm in high stress situations. • Be able to solve problems quickly under pressure.


The best bit:

• Wide range of training and development opportunities • Free staff meals and parking • Discounted food and beverage, accommodation and spa within the AB Hotels
Group • 28 days holiday and 1 extra holiday day on your birthday • And much much more!

Your country home from home nestled in 12 acres of Hertfordshire countryside; Sopwell

House is a luxury family owned Georgian country house hotel. Our hotel is on its way to

becoming one of the Top 3 Hotels in the UK as we are currently undergoing exciting

developments including an exceptional new multi-million-pound spa development due to

open late Spring 2019.

At Sopwell House, we live by our Vision, Purpose and Values. We are dedicated to creating a world of ‘Perfect Contentment’ for both our team members and guests alike ‘Spreading kindness one act at a time’ along the way. Our team pride themselves on ‘Performing with Drive and Serving with Soul’ in everything we do.
“Being a part of the Sopwell Family made me think anything was possible in my career”

If this sounds like your dream job, we would love to hear from you!

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK


Please be advised that if you have not received a response within 14 days, please assume

that your application has not been successful on this occasion


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