Pastry Chef

Cedar Wood Recruitment is now recruiting for our client, a country house in KZN

Outline of Position
Reporting to Culinary Artists

Salary pending VAST experience – LIVE IN R15 000.00

 Provided for Individual only at the Staff Block Oakleigh Farms – make up of a room with kitchenette counter, bedroom and bathroom en suite.
 Deductions are made for Rental – R400.00 per month
 Electricity is charged per consumption from meter readings.
 15 km’s from Howick (Pick ‘n Pay, Clicks, Woolworths Foods, Hospital) and 40 km’s from Pietermaritzburg.
 Uniforms provided for summer and winter. Staff to provide own stockings, shoes and belts as per requirements.
Working Week
 Part of Management team in the Kitchen
 6 days off every 4 weeks / taken each week not accumulated
 18 days annual leave per annum

Computer Literacy – not important
 Word, Excel,
 Microsoft Office required
 Email

Oakleigh Farmhouse
12 sleeper self catering farmhouse – 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms – fully furnished
Oakleigh Staff Accommodation
14 Bedrooms – Bathroom En Suite, 3 x 2 Bedroom Manager’s cottages, 3 x 1 Bedroom Manager’s cottages, Common Room and Kitchen with Oakleigh Laundry

Overview of Job
The Pastry Chef will be required to assist in the management of the Kitchen team and ensure that standards are upheld in Pastry Section at all times.
Specific Job Description
As an Pastry Chef your role is to assist in the management and operation of the food production and service within the kitchen. You will assist in marketing and promoting all food products to help maximise sales and will participate in developing and implementing food promotions, new menus and systems around Dessert/Pastry section. You will assist in sales targets, control costs and for purchasing stock. You will maintain systems of control, developing and updating standards. You will develop and monitor staff in obtaining the highest standards of service and customer care and will assist in the responsibility for and monitor the training and development of all staff within the Kitchen, specifically Pastry section. As part of your role you will implement licensing laws and other legal requirements and maintain staff awareness and comply with health and safety, fire and hygiene regulations. You will ensure all administration procedures are accurately completed and will maintain a high standard of personal presentation and punctuality. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHIMIS) certification is an asset and may be required
Health and safety
Quality control Fire and emergency procedures Customer care Guest facilities and products Producing reports and stock control Menu development
Breads and making of such
Pastries and making of such
Cakes and making of such Attributes Highly Developed Communication Skills Awareness of management practices and procedures Developing and training
Self Motivated
Physically very fit
Ability to work with multi-cultural team
Ability to work shifts
Strong attention to detail is of utmost importance
Be creative
Skills in Fine Dining and Bistro fare
Multi tasker
Minimum 3 years Strong Pastry positions held in a reputable 4 or 5 star environment
Deadline driven

To apply send your cv in a microsoft word format and attach food pics, references and qualifications to

Job ref 3087

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