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Head Baker - Pastry

The Peninsula London
Grosvenor Place, London
Market Leading Salary & Benefits + Service Charge / Update Salary Banding
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Head Baker - Pastry 

The Peninsula London is excited to announce we are seeking a skilled and creative Head Baker to join our talent pastry team. Supported by the Executive Pastry Chef, this role will be responsible for planning, leading, and coordinating the overall production of the Bakery Kitchen whilst managing and coaching a team of bakers.  

  • An exceptional opportunity to join our high-profile flagship hotel in London
  • Market leading remuneration, service charge and attractive benefits
  • Join our award-winning group, working alongside a highly experienced team

Key accountabilities

  • Promote The Peninsula London to becoming a recognised culinary destination, creating memorable guest experiences
  • Produce all food required for the assigned kitchen and controls the daily ordering and requisitions to meet budgeted costs

  • Help the Executive Pastry Chef to ensure weekly duty schedules are administered accurately

  • Develop, motivate, supervise, and coach departmental employees in maintaining a culture in compliance with our mission, vision, values, and core HSH principles

General requirements

  • Minimum 3 years as a head baker or in charge of the department in a 5-star hotel
  • Extensive technical knowledge and the ability to recognise culinary trends with a high level of creativity
  • Experience in managing chefs
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and capable of working well under pressure
  • Fluent English communication proficiency

At the Peninsula London, we look after:

Your financial wellbeing:

  • Excellent salary package 

  • Generous service charge distributed equitably to all colleagues

  • Life Insurance

  • Enhanced company contribution on pension plan

Your medical care:

  • Medical cash plans including optical and dental coverage

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave plan

Your daily health routine:

  • State of the art heart of house facilities including a gym, fitness classes, relaxation room, contemplation room and nursing mothers’ room

  • Colleague restaurant with healthy and balanced 24/7 food offerings

  • On-site occupational health and safety nurse and wellbeing education sessions

Other perks:

  • High street and online shopping discounts

  • Rewards and recognition initiatives

  • Dry cleaning for uniforms and work attire

We are delighted to receive your CV and will liaise with suitable candidates directly.

Ideally situated in the heart of Belgravia, with views over Hyde Park Corner and Wellington Arch, The Peninsula London occupies one of the city’s most prestigious addresses. The newly built hotel, impeccably designed to harmonise with surrounding heritage buildings is just moments away from the city’s most iconic attractions, including Three Royal Parks, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, and Big Ben. Its 190 light-filled guest rooms and suites have been exquisitely designed by Peter Marino; its gathering spaces include several world-class restaurants and bars, including Brooklands helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Director Claude Bosi; the idyllic Peninsula Spa, and a luxury retail arcade.


The Peninsula London’s 190 exquisitely styled accommodations consist of 131 guest rooms and 59 suites. Many feature floor-to-ceiling windows that offer both abundant natural light and dazzling views over London’s skyline and all have been designed by architect and designer of the interiors Peter Marino to reflect the distinctive grandeur of Belgravia.

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