Villa Rosa Kempinski Pastry Chef Jobs in Kenya

Villa Rosa Kempinski Pastry Chef Jobs in Kenya

  • Villa Rosa Kempinski is a Five Star luxury hotel situated on Chiromo Road, the hotel is just a 5-minute drive to the city centre, and 20 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

  • The hotel boasts of 200 stylishly-designed and tastefully-decorated rooms and suites spread on 10 floors, 5 themed restaurants, varied conference rooms plus Kempinski The Spa.

    Pastry Chef

  • Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Pastry Chef's main function is to plan, organize, control and direct the work of employees responsible for the preparation and presentation of a broad array of cakes, pastries, desserts, petits fours and breads which meet customer expectations.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise all employees in the Pastry/Bakery kitchen

  • Create new pastry and dessert menus for all restaurant outlets and banquets, conduct tastings and presentations with photos and costing

  • Assist the Executive Pastry Chef in establishing culinary standards specific for Pastry/Bakery which meets the need of the target market.

  • Develop and maintain up-dated operations manuals for all food production and Stewarding sections and make recipes and maintain up- dated and accurate costing of all Pastry dishes prepared and sold in the Food and Beverage operation

  • Supervise the Pastry kitchen staff in the preparation and presentation of all food items in accordance with the hotel’s food and beverage standards and standardized menu guidelines

  • Inspect several times daily all food stores and refrigerated areas and suggest, where necessary, correct storage methods to comply with Health & Safety regulations, to avoid spoilage and ensure regular turnover of food items and give completed check lists to the Executive Pastry Chef.

  • Check food preparation, individual costs, quality, quantity inventories and portion control on a daily basis

  • Liaise with the Chief Steward in order to ensure high standards of cleanliness are maintained in all areas of the Pastry/Bakery kitchen, such as machinery and small kitchen equipment

  • Plan the duty rosters on weekly basis.

  • Ensure training needs analysis of the pastry staff is carried out and training programmes are designed and implemented to meet the needs

  • Work with Executive Chef in the preparation and management of the department’s budget

  • Assist in coordinating the preparation of the departmental annual budget

  • Control and monitor departmental costs on an ongoing basis to ensure performance against budget

  • Provide input for probation and formal performance appraisal discussions in line with company guidelines.

  • Comply with all Kempinski company policies.

  • Demonstrate Awareness of OH&S policies and procedures and ensure all procedures are conducted safely and within OH&S guidelines.

  • Be familiar with property safety, first aid and fire and emergency procedures and operate equipment safely and sensibly.

  • Any other duties that may be delegated by the management through the Executive Chef

    Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • High School or secondary diploma required
    Gastronomic education certificate or equivalent (apprenticeship/diploma/BA/Bsc)

  • Minimum 4 years kitchen experience

  • Minimum 3 years in a pastry kitchen role, preferably with a 5* Hotel chain

  • International experience preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to identify and delegate tasks effectively.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Knowledgeable of food safety regulations.

  • Computer literacy

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to work and communicate in a multinational environment:

  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and can multitask

  • Ability to remain calm and composed under pressure

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Villa Rosa Kempinski Pastry Chef Jobs in Kenya

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