5* Hotel in Umhlanga is seekeing a Head Pastry Chef.
Manages all day-to-day operations of the pastry and bakery section of the kitchen.
Prepare a wide variety of goods such as cakes, cookies, pies, bread etc. following traditional and modern recipes.
Able to produce all baked goods including but not limited to artisan breads and rolls, muffins, laminated Danish, laminated croissants and doughnuts etc.
Able to develop, designs, or creates new ideas and items for Pastry Kitchen.
Create new and exciting desserts to renew hotels menus and engage the interest of customers
Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.
Decorate pastries and desserts using different types of icings, toppings etc. and ensure the food 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.
Report all equipment problems and maintenance issues, known safety hazards, or unsafe practices and procedures to supervisor immediately.
Must possess a positive attitude and have the ability to work with a variety of people and in cooperation with co-workers efficiently and effectively
Able to recognize superior quality products, presentations and flavours.
Good communication skills since working with other chefs are a major function of the job. Additionally, must possess sufficient math skills to work within a budget when ordering ingredients. Math is also vital when calculating recipe amounts and figuring portion size.
Diploma in pastry or bakery qualification, at least 4 – 5 years experience in a 5* property
· Salary: R30 000.00 DEO
· Location: South Africa
· Date Posted: 22 Feb 2017
· Employer type: Hotel