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Head Pastry Chef-Multi-Award Winning Events Company-Menu Development

Position: Head Pastry chef 
Operation: Leading Event Caterer Independent (HNW portfolio)
Location: South London 
Start package: £40,000 – £45,000 pa (£35k salary + paid OT)
Working Hrs: 5 Days (contract) & event-venue work

COMPANY INFO 
Exclusive, award-winning independent Event company with enviable portfolio of HNW private and corporate clients – providing bespoke, innovative catering services at e.g. Palaces, private estates and houses, grand London event venues (mainly in London – catering for UK and International events on increasing basis).
Reputed for its highly-personalised / tailored services & aspiring, ground-breaking food design approach (finest UK and International produce sourced). 
South London based offices and production development kitchen operation (£5+m annual turnover). 

ROLE DESCRIPTION 
Working closely with the Executive Head chef and with the support of a passionate, stable team; key responsibilities as follows:
Based 5 days in the central production kitchen – prepping with premium ingredients for day and evening events (HNW clientele / private residences & exclusive venues incl. palaces) 
Supporting the Executive Head chef in menu development (designing all pastry menus) and daily kitchen management; product sourcing & supplier relations; stock management; team direction and training; tastings; client meetings; budgeting & cost control; kitchen admin; hygiene and compliance
Event planning, logistics, cooking / execution (customer facing)
Opportunity to work for a multi-award winning, progressive and growing company dedicated to quality and innovation. Established curators committed to delivering flawlessly tailored events.
Company ethos: work-life balance & recognition-reward values; promoting collaborative-work environment; encouraging ownership and ideas re: operational improvements / business development; offering good career scope and challenge. Committed to championing sustainability, promoting best Green working practises, building on eco-credentials.

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES 
Senior Pastry chef experience gained within a comparable (exclusive) Events catering or Food production business with experience gained in high end banqueting, 5* hotels and / or michelin-starred kitchens also considered.
Essential: highly self-motivated with innovative-creative approach to menu design; wide knowledge of current and breaking food trends; attention to detail; strong technical expertise and precision.

SALARY & BENEFITS 
Start package: £40,000 to £45,000 pa
Total of £35,000 basic salary & paid overtime estimated at £7,000 to £8,000+ (paid monthly) & bonus

5 Days in the CPU (48 hrs pwk) plus evening and weekend venue-event work as paid overtime (business-dependent)
Permanent full time contract subject to standard six-month probationary period

Benefits: good levels of autonomy; budget for new pastry equipment plus regular investment in facilities and resources; courses as required; regular reviews; workplace pension option; 28 days annual leave; forward-thinking company culture encouraging ideas, innovation and vision – promoting work-life balance and recognition-reward company values; FAM trips; team excursions; staff discounts; laundered uniform; meals on duty; encouraged to contribute to business development and growth
Immediate start available / able to accommodate notice 

In accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, candidates must prove their entitlement to work in the UK – verification of documentation will be undertaken as part of the recruitment process 
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