Head Pastry Chef (Ref: WPHPC240918)

Woodcote Park, Epsom

Full time, Permanent

45,254 pa, plus excellent benefits (40 hours pw)

Closing date

Full Job Description

Are you a disciplined, driven and influential Head Pastry Chef looking for an exciting new challenge? Then don’t miss out as the prestigious Royal Automobile Club is looking for a talented individual to maintain the smooth running of the pastry kitchen operation.

About this exciting opportunity

Your primary focus is to consistently produce five-star standards of desserts and continually strive for perfection and high levels of member satisfaction. To achieve this, you will utilise your impressive leadership skills to build a strong team, training and developing the Sous Chefs, Chef de Parties, Commis and Trainees to consistently deliver to the expectation of both members and management.

You will also be expected to brief the pastry team of important events, promotions and specific member requirements, plus work closely with the Restaurant Managers to ensure good communication and team work. Assisting the Head Chef to deliver the budget requirement, maintain stock levels to the business requirement, and closely monitor usage and minimise wastage are all key duties, as is supervising all operational and associated production areas to the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness.

What we are looking for

An inspiring, calm and confident leader, you must have a proven track record of working in a five-star establishment, an advanced food hygiene qualification, plus strong budget planning and monitoring experience. Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, are also vital, as are strong MS Office and interpersonal skills and an approachable, flexible and adaptable approach to your work.

The Royal Automobile Club embodies both the rich history of British motoring and the best tradition of private members’ clubs - prestigious yet always welcoming. Here at Woodcote Park, our clubhouse set in 350 acres of Surrey parkland near Epsom, we’re passionate about pioneering ever higher standards of dining, accommodation and sporting facilities.

When you join the Club, we’ll provide you with fantastic benefits including; a free local shuttle bus service from Epsom station to Woodcote Park, Perkbox discount scheme, a very generous pension scheme, employer paid health cash plan, free meals on duty and a genuine investment in your personal development.

Most importantly, you’ll share our values. We combine a passion for our heritage with a desire to achieve new levels of excellence. We exceed expectations, treat each other with respect, and ensure mutual trust is at the core of everything we do. If you can live these values, you’ll see your efforts recognised and your potential nurtured in an organisation that’s full of individuals who have come up through the ranks, learned new skills or taken their careers in surprising new directions.