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Pastry Sous Chef - 12 Month Maternity Cover - Sutton Coldfield

The Belfry
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
38025.00 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Pastry Sous Chef - 12 Month Maternity Cover - Sutton Coldfield

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Pastry Sous Chef to work in our dynamic team at The Belfry, England's leading Hotel and Resort. We have 319 bedrooms, Rosette standard dining, five food and beverage outlets, fantastic leisure facilities including our 20 treatment rooms & pool and of course, what we are famous We have a really exciting year ahead at The Belfry, starting with hosting The British Masters in August 2024, and continuing with the launch of new training and development opportunities and incentives.

The Pastry Kitchen

The Pastry Kitchen is a small but perfectly formed kitchen that produces desserts, pastries, cakes and sweet treats for the whole resort. Working alongside a great team of chefs, you will work together to deliver a variety of hand-crafted desserts to all of our food and beverage outlets.

Our pastry kitchen produces a high volume of pastry and sweets to a very high standard, the team is headed up by our amazingly talented head pastry chef, who is passionate about developing our teams knowledge and skills to make our team the best patissiers in the business.


This is a 12 month-fixed term contract to cover maternity, but with our current expansion, there is likely to be an opportunity for a permanent role.


The on target earning potential for this role is 38025 annual salary, compromising of a base salary of 35279 plus a qualified estimate of 2746 gratuities per annum

About the Role

As a Sous Chef your day will be focused on the running, training and development of the team to deliver our desserts and pastries to the resort.

  • Set up and preparation of menus items ready for food service, numbers based on hotel occupancy for the resort
  • Cooking and delivering beautifully crafted food using the best ingredients sourced from local suppliers
  • Responsibility for running a safe and compliant kitchen
  • Running a section of the kitchen throughout a busy service and providing support to your teammates to ensure a fast and accurate delivery
  • Management, training and development
  • Opportunities to order stock, write menus alongside the kitchen managers, implement menu ideas
  • Deputising for the Head Chef

About you

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years' of experience in as a Pastry Sous Chef or above and possess excellent communication and presentation skills.

In addition, you will be:

An inspirational leader, a quick thinker and a brilliant communicator

Passionate about fine food and working with seasonal ingredients

Standards-driven, with a fantastic eye for detail

Experienced in taking ownership over your section and working towards guidelines of portion control including weights and measurements and logging all wastage for more accurate GP %

Able to develop strong relationships with your team, and colleagues

Proficient in understanding of COSHH and HACCP on food storage.

Belfry Benefits


Discounted gym membership and access to team-led fitness sessions, such as our Belfry running club

Team social events throughout the year

Belfry-wide wellness programme with external speakers, focusing on 'mind, body & soul'

The Burnt Chef Project partnership, offering unlimited, fully-funded counselling and mental health support

Wagestream access to all employees - track earnings, saving accounts, and access to wages when you want

Healthcare schemes: life assurance, 24-hour GP, health cash-plans

Employee Assistance Programme

The Belfry is committed to the Hotelier's Charter, demonstrating our commitment to our people

Showing some appreciation

Long service awards

Additional paid holiday for long service

Reward Vouchers

Free meals on shift in our canteen

Annual Belfry awards

Team appreciation events

Fantastic resort discounts across restaurants, bars, retail, and golf

Bed & Breakfast from 35 per room

Free staff parking

Subsidised taxi service for those who don't drive

Live-in accommodation for up to 3 months

Relocation bonuses

Learning & Development

Excellent training and career opportunities

Internal career pathways programmes

Access to The Belfry Campus Learning

Commitment to developing our team through apprenticeship programmes

Making a difference

Belfry ESG committee, dedicated to delivering an environmentally sustainable business

Supporting industry, local and national charities

Pledges made on 'Make Good Grow', offering our team's expertise and support to good causes

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