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Head Pastry Chef

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Job Title: Head Pastry Chef
Job Type: Permanent
Location: New South Wales
Expertise: Culinary Recruitment
Reference: 1227028
Job Published: 19 Jun 2024
Closing Date: 18 Jul 2024

Job Description

Client Profile  
Our client is a 5 5-star luxury Hotel who are redefining food and beverage hotel offerings and wants to work with the most creative and passionate people in the hospitality industry.
Their in-house restaurant has received multiple awards for design innovation and spans multiple outlets, each designed to deliver the new standard in dining for their discerning clientele.    
Their continued success has created an opportunity in the group's flagship hotel in the heart of Sydney.
Job Description 
This is a true leadership role, requiring you to set the food culture for the restaurant. The team strives to be the best in every aspect of their operation, delivering a positive, inclusive and welcoming culture for colleagues and customers alike.  
As the Group Pastry Chef of this esteemed restaurant group, you will be accountable for delivering great, consistent food while maintaining a strong focus on variable cost control. Furthermore, you will be responsible for hiring, training and developing your team to ensure their ability matches your expectations.  
The pastry offering will have a focus on local produce and sustainability. As the leader of the pastry program, you will work closely with the Group General Manager and Group Executive Chef to continue the already stellar performance of the venue.  

This is not a typical pastry chef role, you will be challenged to deliver the finest, most innovative food the market has seen. We want to work with the new breed; people who challenge the perceptions around the quality that is possible in the large-scale event scene.  
Candidate Profile 
To be considered for this role you will have; 
  • Experience as a senior pastry chef in large format Hatted or Michelin Starred restaurant
  • Creativity around menu development and food presentation
  • Proven experience of delivering a similar level of excellence in patisserie
  • Exemplary time management and organisational skills
  • The ability to build a team that is focused on process, product and the pursuit of perfection
  • Strong financial acumen relevant to labour and cost control
  • A highly structured and organised approach, managing multiple tasks simultaneously
This role offers a very strong remuneration package comprised of an excellent base salary with the expectation based on experience
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