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Pastry Chef

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Pastry Chef to join our busy team. This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression.


Role Responsibility

To manage all day to day aspects of preparation and presentation of the food service offer to the Company's standards
Prepare food to the highest standard of quality at all times
Follow recipes and instruction, as directed by line manager and in accordance to the required food offer
To provide an efficient and friendly service to customers in all areas of the catering department
To ensure that food is presented and served in a clean, hygienic environment
Drive sales and promoting service excellence
Ensure all necessary documentation is completed to comply with company and industry standards
To communicate well with customers and demonstrate a helpful attitude at all times
To undertake cleaning and ensure all aspects of equipment and production area cleaning is completed: walls up to 6ft, floors, fixtures, fittings, pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, glassware etc., to the Company’s standard according to the cleaning rota or as directed
To attend/receive any job-related training as required
Report all accidents and near misses in accordance to the health & safety documentation
Wear the correct uniform at all times
Meet the demands of customers by providing the correct catering services within the agreed SLA contract agreement
Ensure financial documentation and accountancy of the unit (and those from suppliers) is accurate and within agreed budgeted levels as directed by line manager
Manage the quality and hygiene of the food cycle from delivery through to service; checking deliveries and taking and recording all temperatures, as required
Actively enforce relevant statutory, company and site H&S compliance together with the monitoring of related equipment
Motivate and lead the kitchen production team to perform their roles to a high standard and in alignment to Sodexo policies and procedures
Actively seek and identify opportunities for business growth within the contract
Ensure expenditure is within the budget levels agreed between the Client and Sodexo.
Monitor all costs such as labour, disposables and cash purchases as directed by line
Ensure tariff prices are correct and all catering services are costed and charged according to the terms of the contract using company tools and procedures as directed by line manager
Maintain levels of stock and carry out stock takes
Ensure that methods of preparation, production and presentation comply with Sodexo’s standards and procedures
Comply with all Company & Client policies, site rules and statutory regulations relating to Health & Safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire and COSHH
Ensure that all equipment used, is in safe working order and report any faults to line manager, ensuring the equipment is not used until safe


The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate for this role will be:
Experience in working in a busy kitchen environment with previous pastry chef experience and appropriate qualifications
Passionate for producing fresh food to a high standard
Customer focused
A strong communicator
Experienced at working with a team
Complying to health, safety and hygiene standards

The successful candidate for this role will have:
Excellent craft skills
Previous chef experience and good communication skills
Basic Food Hygiene certificate (advantageous but not essential)
Basic Health and Safety certificate (advantageous but not essential)
Good customer service skills


Package Description

37.5 hours a week

Working 5 out of 7 days

Uniform and meals provided

Hours 7am-3pm

On going company training given

Holidays taken in school holidays


About the Company

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young persons and vulnerable adults. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland (Scotland).



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