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Vacancy: Pastry Chef

Safari Park Hotel, a five star leader in the Hospitality sector is seeking qualified applicants for the above position;

Reporting to the Executive Chef the successful candidate will be responsible to;

  • Oversee the Pastry Section of the F&B Kitchen department by demonstrating strong leadership qualities and attention to detail.
  • Accountable for the quality and consistency of all pastry products including their presentation.
  • Develop standardised and accurate recipes for all menu items updating them continuously.
  • Ensure that all pastry and Bakery food products prepared meet the established specifications and standards.
  • Ensure proper levels of bakery and pastry items are prepared based on forecasted needs and their prompt delivery to the designated outlet /functions.
  • Assign tasks effectively for the efficient use of allocated labour.
  • Act as a team leader, trainer and motivator for the pastry and Bakery section working closely with and maintaining good relations with all culinary team members and other departments.
  • Seek to maintain knowledge of industry modern trends in the world of pastry and baking.

The position is challenging and calls for a dynamic, confident, aggressive and forward thinking person with the following attributes;

  • Aged 25 – 45 years
  • Be holders of a Diploma or Degree in Pastry and Bakery an internationally recognised hotel training institution.
  • Have a ‘hands on’ approach to all pastry and bakery production to be able to lead from the front to ensure quality, presentation and consistency according to hotel standards
  • Have at least five (5) years experience in a similar position in a large organisation, specialising in making cakes, pastry products, bread and general baking.
  • Fully competent in all aspects of baking and pastry.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work well in environments with time constraints.
  • Ability to work in tight production schedules and set quotas for number of items to be produced on a daily basis.
  • Innately creative and self motivated.
  • Sound knowledge of hygiene and safety standards in the Kitchen and possess discipline to enforce those standards.
  • Be Computer literate.

How to apply;

Applicants meeting the above qualifications should send their application letters indicating the title of the position along with a detailed CV and copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to the address below to reach us by Friday January 23, 2015. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Human Resources & Admin. Manager
P.O. Box 45038-00100
or email