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Pastry Chef de Partie - Knightsbridge, London

Employer
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah
Location
Knightsbridge, London
Salary
Competitive + Excellent Service Charge
Closing date
19 Feb 2024

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Pastry Chef de Partie - Knightsbridge, London

About Jumeirah & the Hotel:

For more than two decades, Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has been making a distinct mark on the global hospitality market with its unwavering Stay Different™ brand promise.Its award-winning destinations, including the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, position service beyond expectations, signature dining experiences and artful surroundings at the heart of every guest experience.

Today, Jumeirah operates a world-class portfolio of 26 properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia and employs over 9,000 colleagues, representing over 120 nationalities. As Jumeirah continues to expand its global portfolio and scale up its operations to the next level of growth, we remain fully committed to developing and empowering our colleagues to excel in world-class environments. Jumeirah is committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all its practices, embracing a culture that celebrates diversity.

An enchanting boutique hotel in the highly exclusive area of Belgravia, London, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel offers a collection of appointed bedrooms and suites designed to suit the needs of both the leisure and business traveller. Set against the serene backdrop of a leafy London square, this chic, contemporary retreat is located just moments away from key attractions including Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall. Guests have complimentary access to all facilities at the nearby Jumeirah Carlton Tower, including The Peak Health Club & Spa.

About the Job:

An opportunity has arisen for a Pastry Chef de Partie to join the Pastry Kitchen at the Carlton Tower Jumeirah. The main duties and responsibilities of this role are: 

  • Adhere to food safety and hygiene regulations, maintaining a clean and safe pastry kitchen environment and ensuring staff follows proper sanitation practices.
  • Collaborate with other departments to provide pastry support for special events, banquets, and functions hosted by the luxury hotel.
  • Ensure proper care and maintenance of pastry equipment, coordinating with relevant staff to address any maintenance or repair needs promptly.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, new techniques, and innovations in the pastry and baking field, integrating new knowledge into the hotel's pastry offerings.
  • Collaborate with the Head Pastry Chef and other team members to contribute creative ideas for pastry and dessert menu development, considering seasonal ingredients and guest preferences.
  • Maintain strict quality control measures, regularly inspecting finished products to ensure they meet the hotel's standards for taste, presentation, and overall excellence.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to the pastry team, including Commis Chefs and assistants, ensuring efficient workflow, and fostering a positive and collaborative working environment.
  • Assist in the training and development of Junior Pastry staff, imparting knowledge on techniques, recipes, and the execution of pastry items.
  • Ensure strict compliance with the hotel's pastry standards, policies, and procedures, contributing to continuous improvement in pastry quality and service.
  • Showcase creativity and innovation in pastry design and presentation, staying abreast of industry trends and incorporating new ideas into the dessert offerings.

About you:

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Strong creative abilities with a proven track record of contributing innovative ideas to pastry menus, staying updated on current trends in pastry arts.
  • Certification in food safety and hygiene, ensuring a deep understanding of safe food handling practices and compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic and fast-paced kitchen environment, showcasing flexibility in managing multiple tasks, coordinating with other kitchen staff, and maintaining high-quality standards.
  • Exceptional attention to detail in pastry preparation and presentation, ensuring the highest standards of quality and aesthetics are consistently met.
  • Effective communication skills to convey instructions clearly to the pastry team, collaborate with other departments, and interact professionally with guests and colleagues.
  • Strong time management skills, with the ability to organize tasks efficiently, prioritize responsibilities, and meet deadlines in a busy pastry kitchen environment.

About the Benefits: 

Besides generous F&B benefits and reduced hotel rates across our hotels globally, this role has excellent employee benefits making the role attractive to high performers and any applicant who like to associate her/himself with one of the most luxurious brand in the hospitality industry. This includes...

  • Competitive salary + generous service charge.
  • 50% Food and Beverage discounts across Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts globally.
  • Preferential room rates across Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts globally.
  • Free meals on duty.
  • Dry cleaning of uniforms / office attire.
  • 28 days paid annual leave including bank holidays.
  • Extra day of holiday for significant birthdays.
  • Interest free season ticket loan.
  • Recognition and Social calendar.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Significant contribution to dental care.
  • Contribution towards eyecare.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • Internal transfer and promotion opportunities.

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