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Head Pastry Chef - Nr Nottingham

Posted 6 February by Penny Cook Recruitment Easy Apply Ended



This is a great opportunity to join a successful nationwide company - the leader in their sector, operating contemporary fresh food in-house restaurants situated in thriving commercial businesses.

Due to open in Spring 2018, you will be responsible for the pastry and baking section of the kitchen which services 2 restaurants and will boast over 400 covers, and will consist of an open theatre style kitchen that will become the Group’s flagship site.

You will need your own transport.

A massive bonus is that you will work straight day shifts only & have regular weekends off.


As the Head Pastry Chef you will:

  • Will be a member of the senior management team

  • Will work on concept, dish and menu development specialising in the pastry department.

  • You will take the lead on producing exciting and creative pastries, cakes and desserts for the restaurants

  • Carry out high volume baking, utilising fresh ingredients.

The kitchens are fast-paced environments so you can expect to be very hands-on and you will need to have experience of being able to manage high volumes of orders whilst ensuring exceptional standards of food quality are consistently maintained.


  • Experience as a Head Pastry Chef in a busy high volume fresh food kitchen
  • Innovative and professional
  • A clear focus on presentation and quality
  • High levels of cleanliness and organisation
  • A keen eye for stock control and waste
  • An energetic personality
  • The ability to inspire, coach, motivate and lead a team
  • A real passion for good food with the drive and motivation to always take standards to the next level.
  • Excellent people, communication, and supervisory skills
  • A positive and outgoing personality and outlook
  • A hands-on approach

You will need to be confident in the use of fresh ingredients to produce delicious, aesthetically pleasing dishes. Your dishes will set the tone for the Restaurants, allowing you to utilise creative flair to create truly stunning dishes. Your knowledge of flavours, produce and ingredients should be second to none.

The pace of the restaurants can be frenetic at times, but you will enjoy a better work/life balance than traditional roles in the industry.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the market leader in their sector.


Please note: You must be resident in the UK and eligible to work. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful.

Penny Cook Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer, a recruitment agency dedicated to recruitment in the Hospitality Industry.

Required skills

  • Cooking
  • Food Safety
  • Management
  • Pastry

Reference: 34409694

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