Head Pastry Chef/Baker

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Experienced Pastry Chef & Baker

This very busy independent all-day café/restaurant situated in one of London’s parks is looking for an experienced pastry chef/baker to run the daytime bakery operation. The company operate 2 busy sites and the air-conditioned bakery produces sourdoughs, ciabattas, cakes, traybakes, muffins and pastries for both cafes. This includes the eat in and food-to-go counters and seasonal sourdough pizza doughs too.

It is professionally equipped with Chandley ovens, Ferneto Mixers & JAC Slicer etc.

Working in a small team, you will be responsible for all aspects of the production and the efficient overall running of the bakery during the day. There is a night baker who is responsible for most of the bread production.


Duties include:

  • Meeting and reporting daily production targets for the two cafes
  • Developing and managing all recipes and production within the cafe’s remit
  • Managing the sandwich and salad box offering for both cafes
  • Managing accurate and clear packing
  • Stock management and ordering
  • New product development
  • Staff training
  • Food safety and hygiene


Required: Qualifications / Skills / Experience

  • Passion & enthusiasm for pastry, bread & raw ingredients
  • Several years’ experience in a similar bakery or patisserie
  • Creative flair
  • Team player with a strong work ethic
  • Meticulous, organized and punctual
  • Financially aware


We are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable pastry chef/baker with good commercial bakery experience and a “can do” attitude to work. Capable of working in a small hands-on team delivering a high standard product; in touch with responsible food provenance and industry trends.

5-day week Daytime only

Salary: £35,000 + depending on experience

Company Pension Scheme + meals and drinks on duty.

Excellent work/life balance





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