Junior Sous Chef (Pastry)

Job Description

The Pastry Junior Sous Chef is responsible for the production and presentation of pastries and other baked goods. Assists the Senior Executive Pastry Chef in the daily activities of the kitchen, including menu development, inventory and purchasing of supplies and cost control.

What will I be doing?

The Pastry Junior Sous Chef with Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is responsible in creating, planning, and supervising the Pastry production of top-quality pastries, desserts and baked goods in a cost effective, safe manner to enhance the quality of the guest’s experience. Responsible for daily production and supervision of the pastry section.

Specifically, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Prepares/produces/bakes breads, rolls, breakfast pastries and desserts according to standard recipes, in order to contribute the overall guest satisfaction.
  • Creates and recommends menu changes to the Senior Executive Pastry Chef.
  • Decorates pastries/cakes with creativity and skill.
  • Maintains adequate supply of all prepared products on hand and ensures the proper storage and refrigeration of same.
  • Monitor and control the maintenance/sanitation of the pastry shop and equipment to ensure a healthy, safe work environment which meets/exceeds standards and regulations.
  • Ensures spoilage/waste are kept to a minimum by ordering and utilizing proper quantities and rotating products.
  • Set daily pars on all products to ensure freshness.
  • Supervise pastry section Team Members, train, empower, coach and counsel, resolve problems, provide open communication.
  • Providing a safe and secure environment by adhering to the company Health & Safety and Food Safety policies ensuring all areas are compliant with audit requirement.

What are we looking for?

The Pastry Junior Sous Chef serving Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is always working on behalf of our guests and working with other team members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, knowledge, skills, and values that follow:

  • All selected candidates are required to undergo a food trial in our kitchen
  • Skilled in creating, preparing/producing and decorating pastries and cakes.
  • Knife handling, pastry & baked goods knowledge.
  • Strong Supervisory/Management skills required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Five or more years pastry cooking/baking experience. Supervisory experience.
  • High School graduate or equivalent preferred. Advance degree or specialized training in Pastry is highly desirable.
  • Pastry/Bakery certificate or apprenticeship helpful.
  • Food hygiene and HACCP certificate.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Excellent grooming standards
  • Excellent planning and organising skills

It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • Luxury hospitality experience in a similar role
  • Specialized in Pastry/Bakery
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including weekends, days, afternoons and evenings.

What will it be like to work for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts?

Waldorf Astoria provides guests the exceptional environment and the personalized attention of True Waldorf Service that creates a singular experience. If you understand the value of personalized attention and know how to treat even the most extraordinarily different experiences with the same rich level of customer service, you may just be the person we are looking for!