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Boma International Hospitality College (BIHC) – Pastry Chef and Lecturer.

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A LITTLE ABOUT US

Since 2015, Boma International Hospitality College (BIHC) has passionately trained and influenced young and aspiring hoteliers to shape one of the oldest industries since time.

We believe in offering life-long learning that is innovative, with hands-on-the-practical skills that can be utilized to offer solutions to our world’s most dynamic and ever-changing industry. This mantra has sailed us through to be a TVET Centre of Excellence for Hospitality Training and marks just the beginning of an incredible journey ahead.

We’re also rooted in our Purpose and guided by our Values, which include Professionalism, Passion, Growth and Timeliness. We recognize that the only way we can to achieve this Purpose is to work with and engage a diverse workforce that reflects the communities and industry we serve. By creating an inclusive work environment where all feel like they belong and are respected for their unique contributions to our mission, this purpose can easily shape into a reality.

In addition to the requirements below, we recognize that people come with diverse talents and experiences beyond the scope indicated and such we still encourage you to apply.

YOUR POSITION WITH BIHC:  Pastry Chef & Lecturer

HOW YOU WILL FIT INTO OUR MISSION: We pride in being a small community that ensures that every participant is known at an individual level in order to understand their specific needs and constantly assess that these needs are met. We believe in high standards of professionalism which come with discipline and upholding ethical standards. This is evidenced by the emphasis put on instituting a professional dress code among staff and learners, an aspect that is embraced by the management of the college. We have an open culture that encourages communication within the different hierarchical levels.

WHAT YOU WILL DO (Your responsibilities will include):

As a Pastry Chef & Lecturer, you will bakevarious pastries and prepare desserts within the BIHC Kitchen, restaurant or bakery. Your responsibilities include following recipes to create pastries, cookies and other baked goods, developing new and unique recipes to feature on the menu.

As a lecturer, you will be responsible for coordinating and teaching several courses with the option to design your own course within your chosen area of focus.

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Teach at a diploma level in areas allocated by the Head of Academic Affairs
  2. Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum
  3. Prepare learning materials, schemes of work and maintain records to monitor students’ records, achievements and attendance.
  4. Participate in departmental and faculty seminars aimed at building interdisciplinary collaboration within the department.
  5. Participate in the development , administration and marking of exams and other assessments
  6. Provide pastoral care and support to students,
  7. Operate and manage the pastry section of a kitchen, working together with the other chefs
  8. Prepare a variety of baked goods, decorate and present pastries and baked goods in a tasteful and beautiful way and use both traditional and modern recipes.
  9. Meet with customers to discuss custom-made desserts or baked goods for special occasions
  10. Ensure the bakery section of the kitchen adheres to health and safety regulations
  11. Develop new seasonal recipes and menus and keep up with the latest trends
  12. Create new and exciting desserts to renew the BIHC  menus and engage the interest of learners and customers
  13. Decorate pastries using different icings, toppings etc. to ensure the presentation is beautiful and exciting.
  14. Monitor stocks for baking ingredients such as flour, sugar etc. and make appropriate orders within budget
  15. Maintain a clean and orderly cooking station and adhere to health and safety standards
  16. Any other duties as may be assigned by management

THE SKILLS AND COMPETENCES WE ARE LOOKING FOR: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Areas of Specialization/related field of study or Pastry Arts
  • 3-5  years  proven experience teaching at post-secondary level
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suites especially PowerPoint
  • A deep understanding of commitment to and involvement in hospitality Industry
  • Ability to train students in executing different pastry styles and techniques at the training restaurant.
  • Working knowledge of various computer software programs
  • Mastery in delegating multiple tasks & attention to detail.
  • Guest-oriented and service-minded
  • Exceptional organizational, leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Must have excellent presentation and communication skills (both verbal and written), and be extremely guest focused.

Desirable Attributes:

Key Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Strong knowledge of subject areas combined with a broad subject background
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Proven record of ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Commitment to continuous professional development
  • Creativity to design new and unique menu items to attract customers
  • Knowledge of how baking ingredients work together and how they can be used in creative ways
  • Excellent leadership skills to manage the pastry section and students in a kitchen.
  • Time management skills to deliver orders on schedule and avoiding wasting food
  • Physical strength and stamina to spend long hours standing and performing repetitive motions
  • Flexibility, since hours for a Pastry Chef may vary and include weekends, evenings and holidays
  • Excellent judgment with the ability to balance risks and opportunities
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • An absolute commitment to upholding the College Values. In particular, commitment:
    • to prioritize the needs of students
    • to act with integrity, authenticity & respect at all times
    • to secure continuous improvement and excellence
    • to focus on coaching and developing others to reach their full potential

HOW YOU CAN JOIN US:

Apply strictly through https://www.redcross.or.ke/Careers so as to reach us not later than Monday 1st August 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job disclaimer and notification: BIHC is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge / accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.

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