test Job in Luxury Hospitality: Hotel Café Royal is looking for... Head Pastry Chef
Back to the previous page

Sought position:
Head Pastry Chef
Ref ID: n°58256
Town: London
Country : United Kingdom
Contract type: Long term contract
Contract start date : As soon as possible
Work schedules: With a break
Salary: Competitive Salary
Experience: indifferent
Training course prepared:
Job status: Manager
Job category: Kitchen / Pastry
Online since 2019/07/30
This job position is still available for the week of 2019-08-19

Hôtel Café Royal


Back to the previous page

Hotel Café Royal is looking for...

Head Pastry Chef (M/F)

Offering exceptional hospitality since 1865, Hotel Café Royal is an iconic London landmark, showcasing a magnificent blend of elegant heritage with chic contemporary edge. Continuing its celebrated legacy; Hotel Café Royal takes guests on a sumptuous culinary journey across a multitude of outlets including Sushi and Grill Restaurant led by Laurent Tourondel, 3 bars, a unique pastry project Cakes & Bubbles by Albert Adria, award winning Afternoon Tea, In Room Dining Experience and Private Dining & Events areas. Working under the direction and guidance of our Executive Chef Marcus Klumb, our talented culinary team showcase both flair and creativity in combining quality British ingredients with a cosmopolitan mix of International, Italian and French influences to create an elegant, yet contemporary themes in keeping with the Café Royal’s history and hallmarks of exceptional quality and style.

Our culinary team works within one of London’s newest and most state of the art kitchens featuring all of the latest specialist culinary equipment. As well as our main production kitchen there are a number of smaller specialist kitchens directly servicing each of our main outlets. We also have our own large pastry kitchen with its very own bakery and chocolate room; a must for any talented pastry chef. All of our bread and pastry is made fresh onsite every day from our afternoon teas to our range of freshly baked croissants, cakes and handmade chocolates.

Your Role:

As our Head Pastry Chef you will become part of a special culinary team that requires dedication, passion and deep knowledge of products to successfully master the delivery of our creations and services in an ever consistent and timely fashion.
Working as part of a senior kitchen team you will demonstrate a flexible and adaptive hands-on approach in order to lead and guide a brigade of 8 talented patisserie professionals. You’ll showcase knowledge, skill and creativity for combining and working with quality British and international ingredients across a range of disciplines including bakery, chocolate & sugar work, desserts and classical patisserie. With an in depth and expansive knowledge of your trade you will be responsible for the continual development of new dishes for our menus. You will of course be responsible for the sourcing of ingredients, the creation of menu specifications and recipe costings to ensure the correct pricing and food cost percentages are achieved.

You will also be an exceptional teacher, mentor and coach in order to develop your team’s pasty skills so that they reach their full potential; not only in the art of pastry but also over a range of kitchen skills including the daily sourcing of ingredients, development or menus and dishes, control of products, stock control and food cost; and of course ensuring that food hygiene is maintained to the highest level and HACCP controls are implemented.

  • Competitive salary package
  • Complimentary meals on duty in our colleague restaurant
  • Complimentary laundering of work attire
  • Extensive accommodation discounts including access to friends and family rates, not only in London but also at our sister properties in Paris and Amsterdam
  • Food & Beverage discounts in our restaurants and spa discounts in Akasha
  • Extensive training & development opportunities, including workshops and e-learning
  • Discount card for shopping and dining in the Regent Street area
  • Membership of group life assurance and pension schemes
  • Regular subsidised social and wellbeing events, such as yoga, kick-boxing, sushi making with our Laurent sushi chefs, pub quiz, back therapy, chiropody, Apple workshops and flower arranging with our in-house florists
  • Opportunity to be a part of one of London’s foremost 5* hotels – already a member of ‘Leading Hotels of the World – and part of the wider group of hotels, The Set

Your Profile:
  • You will currently be an experienced Exec or Head Pasty Chef, with proven experience working within a large multiple outlet hotel or large restaurant operation; we would also welcome applications from Senior Pastry Sous Chef ready to take on the next step in their careers
  • Be professionally trained with minimum NVQ Level 3 qualification in Patisserie or an international equivalent
  • Have previous experience in the development of menus and retail products
  • Have previous experience of managing a large kitchen brigade
  • Be well versed in all aspects of kitchen management including budgeting and control of food cost
  • The desire to join a hotel to grow and develop with a new and expanding luxury hotel group part of Leading hotels of the world
  • A team player with the flexibility to work early mornings, late evenings and weekends in order to support the operation





You just apply?
Here is what will happen next:

Please apply to Careers@hotelcaferoyal.com Please ensure to send a cover letter (outlining your suitability for the vacancy) and a resume that is fully up to date and correct.

All candidates must have a valid Right to Work in the UK (EU passport or visa).

Unfortunately due to the volume of applications, we are unable to contact unsuccessful candidates.

IMPORTANT: please do not contact Journal des Palaces for questions regarding the offers, especially to know what happened to your application. We thank you for contacting directly the establishment.

Print this job      Add to my notebook      Job notification


Apply here!

Our career section has been selected among the best job boards in Les Échos - Statista 2019 list: we are among the 8 best specialised websites according to recruiting managers and we are the only one dedicated to hospitality out of 50 websites.

We would like to thank and share this trophy with ultra-luxury and luxury hotels, candidates and recruiters who continually encourage us to even greater excellence.

Journal des Palaces' Careers Section post jobs in ultra-luxury and luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants worldwide and provide a complete toolbox to follow the applications: job alerts, application notebook, job notebook, files, newsletter... to guide you, whether you are actively seeking a new job or just on standby.

Recruiter, click here for more details about our Careers Section

We are at your service:  News section  |   Careers section  |   Africa Luxury Hospitality


You are an applicant?
Please check our FAQ!