Safari Park Hotel – Pastry Chef

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Reporting to the Executive Chef and will be responsible to,

  • Oversee the Pastry Section in the F&B Kitchen department by demonstrate strong leadership qualities with attention to detail.
  • Accountable for the quality and consistency of all pastry products produced and served.
  • Demonstrate a ‘hands on’ approach to all bakery products produced in the Pastry section ensuring quality, presentation and consistency standards meet company standards.
  • Assist with the development of standardised recipes for all menu items. Ensure that recipes are accurate and updated as needed.
  • Ensure that all food products prepared meet the established specifications and standards.
  • Ensure proper levels of bakery and pastry items are prepared based on forecasted needs and their prompt delivery to the designated outlet for guest consumption.
  • Assign tasks effectively for the efficient use of allocated labour ensuring maximum results are achieved.
  • Act as a team leader, trainer and motivator for the pastry department working closely with and maintaining good relations with all culinary team members and other departments.
  • Seek to maintain knowledge of industry trends in the world of pastry and baking.

The positions are challenging and calls for a dynamic, confident, aggressive and forward-thinking person with the following attributes;

  • Aged 32 – 45 years
  • Be holders of a Diploma in bakery / pastry from Kenya Utalii College or any other internationally recognised hotel training institution.
  • Have at least five (5) years experience in a similar position in a large organisation, specialising in making cakes, bread and general baking.
  • Fully competent in all aspects of baking and pastry.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work well in environments with time constraints.
  • Ability to work in tight production schedules and set quotas for number of items to be produced on a daily basis.
  • Innately creative and self motivated.
  • Sound knowledge of hygiene and safety standards in the Kitchen and possess discipline to enforce those standards.
  • Be Computer literate.