Pastry Chef

  • Department:
    Food & Beverage
  • Position Commitment:
    Full Time
  • Funding Source:
  • Location/Hotel - click here for more information on the property:
  • Vacancy Reference:
  • Vacancy Start Date:
    21 January 2019
Funding Source:
  • The Grand York

Work at York’s finest address, The Grand York, and be a part of creating five star experiences for our guests. We pride ourselves on offering true Yorkshire hospitality in grand surroundings and welcome applicants who wish to help us achieve this goal on a daily basis.

The Grand York, is Yorkshire’s only AA accredited 5 star hotel and is housed in the former Headquarters of the North Eastern Railway. Following a recent expansion, our hotel now boasts 207 luxurious guest rooms, two restaurants – The Rise, and the 3 AA Rosette Restaurant, Hudsons alongside our 1906 Bar, exclusive White Rose Lounge, seven conference and events spaces, a spa and the a brand new Cookery School.

Pastry Chef

The Grand Hotel and Spa

We are now looking for a Pastry Chef to join the fantastic team at The Grand Hotel and Spa, York's only 5* property.

Being a key part of the Splendid family, all our team members need to be able to promise to:

  • Being the Best;
  • Making Responsible Decisions;
  • Treating others, the Way They Would Like to Be Treated;
  • Continually Challenge Yourself and Each other.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Excelling with flawless and timely service that is intuitive and responsive
    • Being approachable, having confidence and showing respect
    • Maintain a high level of knowledge which will enhance the guest experience
    • Appreciate the dynamic nature of the hotel industry and extend these service attributes to all internal guests
    • Follow the companies food safety management system and effectively monitor the processes to junior team members
    • Composition of the afternoon tea menu, the rise dessert menu and special events 
    • Training the team to deliver consistent standards during days off and annual leave
    • To assist the Executive Chef in the motivation and training of the staff.

Person Specification

1.  Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Right to work in the UK
  • Strong customer awareness and focus
  • Able to work flexibly to suit the hours (various shift patterns) & needs of the kitchen
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to effectively deal with team and customers
  • Ability to work and interact well as part of a team
  • Sound organisational skills with the ability to identify and juggle priorities

2.  Proven experience/education level

  • Previous experience as a pastry chef is essential
  • Previous experience in a luxury environment is essential

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