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PASTRY SOUS CHEF
5* Kitchen is looking for a Pastry Sous chef to prepare a variety if desserts, pastries or other sweet goods. To be innovative, creative, detailed orientated, have an artistic eye and also the ability to lead staff.
• Prepare a wide variety of goods
• Decorate pastries using different icings, toppings, etc to ensure the presentation will be beautiful and exciting
• Design new menu choices based on seasonal ingredients
• Assist head chef with pricing of pastry menu items
• Guide and motivate pastry personnel to work more efficiently
• Create schedules for pastry personnel to ensure optimum resource management and speed of service
• Identify staffing needs and help recruit and train existing and new personnel on the preparation, arrangement and plating of dishes per menu
• Ensure all personnel are properly equipped with uniforms, supplies and tools
• Monitor stocks for baking ingredients and make appropriate orders within budget
• Check quality of material and condition of equipment and devices used for baking
• Ensure all personnel adhere to culinary standards and regulations
• Maintain a lean and orderly cooking station and adhere to health and safety standards
Requirements: • Grade 12 & Culinary Diploma • Preferably 3-4 years previous experience as a Pastry Sous Chef • Excellent use of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and processes • Passionate about the hospitality industry
• Ability to maintain a professional working relationship with all departments and across cultures and religions • Comfortable in dealing with very distinguished clientele • Organizing and leadership skills • Willingness to replenish professional knowledge • In depth knowledge of sanitation principles, food preparation and baking techniques and nutrition • Working knowledge of baking with ingredient limitations (pastries that are gluten free, sugarless, etc)
• Honesty, Flexibility and Accountability
• Friendly & Helpful
• Extreme attention to detail
Salary: R apply below – R apply below (depending on skills and experience), 10% towards benefits. Candidates must have 5* experience, own transport with valid driver’s license or reliable transport.