San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice

Venice, Italy

Executive Pastry Chef – (in English)

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San Clemente Palace Kempinski is located on the private island of San Clemente, only minutes away by complimentary boat from Piazza San Marco. A proud member of Leading Hotels of the World, this exclusive retreat guarantees peace, tranquility and privacy with its 190 rooms and suites overlooking the lagoon or the centuries-old park. Its three restaurants offering exceptional interpretations of iconic Italian and Venetian cuisine, the hotel’s proximity to Venice, and the unique combination of conference rooms and outdoor areas, make San Clemente Palace the perfect choice for outstanding events and weddings.Executive Pastry ChefThe Executive Pastry Chef plans, organizes, controls and directs 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:

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Participate and supervise the kitchen in the preparation and presentation of all food items.

  • Work with Executive Chef to ensure the departmental performance of staff is productive and assists in planning for future staffing needs.

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

  • Demonstrate awareness of OH&S policies and procedures and ensure all procedures are conduct safely and within OH&S guidelines and ensure your direct reports do the same.

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

  • Implement and practice HACCP. 

Desired skills and qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years in the same role, preferably with an international 5* luxury hotel.
  • Excellent Italian and English.
  • Ability to operate computer and office equipment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to establish and retain effective working relationships with hotel staff and clients/vendors.
  • Ability to identify and delegate tasks effectively.

About Kempinski

Hoteliers since 1897, we have travelled the world in search of the most fascinating destinations without ever forgetting the finest traditions of our European heritage. We are dedicated to please, educated to entertain, and we never compromise on the European elegance of service. We pride ourselves on delivering a beautiful performance for each and every one of our guests. And for our employees, we provide a stage on which they can flourish and realize their full potential. Embrace an experience as individual as you are!