Marsa Malaz Kempinski The Pearl Doha

Doha, Qatar

Pastry Chef – (in English)

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Key Responsibilities:

Prepare and implement menus and specialty dishes for all outlets, provide permanent control of food technology, maintain standards of food purchasing, preparation, quality, hygiene, sanitation and decoration.

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

Establish culinary standards specific for Pastry/Bakery which meet the need of the target market.

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.

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 standardised menu guidelines.

Oversee all matters related to food purchasing for pastry and bakery.

Check food preparation, individual costs, quality, quantity inventories and portion control on a daily basis.

Liaise with the Chief Steward in order to ensure high standards of cleanliness are maintained in all areas of the Pastry/Bakery kitchen, such as machinery and small kitchen equipment.

Work with Executive Chef and Director of People Services to ensure the departmental performance of staff is productive and assist in planning for future staffing needs.

Provide input for probation and formal performance appraisal discussions in line with company guidelines. 

Coach, counsel and discipline staff, providing constructive feedback to enhance performance.

Work with Executive Chef in the preparation and management of the department’s budget. Assist in co-ordinating the preparation of the departmental annual budget.

Control and monitor departmental costs on an ongoing basis to ensure performance against budget.

Be aware of duty of care and adhere to occupational, health and safety legislation, policies and procedures.

Be familiar with property safety, first aid and fire and emergency procedures and operate equipment safely and sensibly.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

Gastronomic education certificate or equivalent (apprenticeship/diploma/BA/Bsc)  

Must show signs of career development

HACCP certification

Minimum 3 years kitchen experience

Minimum 1 years in a pastry kitchen role, preferably with a 5* Hotel chain

Experience in the retail sector is beneficial

International experience preferred

Ability to work and communicate in a multinational environment