IHG Pastry Commis Chef in York, United Kingdom

Pastry Commis Chef

Job Number EMEAA01821

Hotel Brand: Principal Hotels

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - United Kingdom - Yorkshire - York


About us

The Principal York, adjacent to the train station and dating back to 1878, provides the first tangible glimpse of the ambitions for and investment in the Principal hotel brand. All of the hotel’s 155 bedrooms have been given a beautiful look and feel by interior architects Goddard Littlefair, whilst the refurbished public spaces include The Garden Room, with views across the hotel lawns to York Minster in the background. The hotel also has a restaurant – The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace, serving fresh, seasonal produce from “God’s Own Country” – as well as a comfortable, cosy bar called the Chapter House.

Your day to day

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Pastry Commis Chef to join our Pastry team and support the Pastry Head Chef in the effective running of the Pastry Kitchen.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the safe preparation and cooking of food in accordance with established recipes and methods.

  • Has the desire to be trained to cover other sections of the kitchen as decided by the Head Chef.

  • Preparing, cooking and serving food to a high standard, consistently and in line with Company standards.

  • Supporting the team in the development of menus with the aim of becoming ‘Best in Class’.

  • Ensuring wastage is kept to a minimum and preventative wastage measures are fully understood.

  • Ensuring the work area is kept clean, hygienic and organised and that all equipment/utensils in the section are correctly handled and maintained.

  • Ensuring mis-en-place and food are labelled accurately and stored at all times.

  • Supporting the whole kitchen team to ensure the smooth running of the kitchen in order to meet and exceed customer expectations.

  • Working closely with all food and beverage departments to encourage and support each other to ensure success.

What we need from you

  • We are looking for someone is who is artistic, innovative and creative with a genuine passion for pastry and the drive to succeed in a new role.

  • Experience of working within a busy kitchen in the same or a similar role.

  • The ideal candidate would be fully flexible in their approach to work and be able to work a shift pattern covering weekdays and weekends.

What we offer

• A competitive salary• 28 days holiday each year, including bank holidays (this increases annually up to a maximum of 33 days)• Hotel based incentive and recognition schemes• Access to our Voluntary Benefits portal, which includes discounts on some travel, leisure time activities, health, retail and motoring• Discounted accommodation with competitive colleague rates at our other hotels• Long service awards which increase with length of service• Excellent training and development opportunities within the hotel, the Company and our online e-learning portal• Rewards for delivering sensational service• Free meals on duty

Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all prospective employees are required to provide official documentation of their eligibility to work in the UK.