Junior Pastry Production Chef Small Catering Company - Johannesburg
Start Date: ASAP
Working Hours: Monday to Saturday (until closing time), some very early mornings and some later evenings
Leave: 3 days off per month, closed on Sundays unless there's a function
Notes: Accommodation not provided
Small catering company based in Johannesburg needs a Pastry Chef with a formal qualification to join their very creative team in preparing delightful platters and home meals for functions and private individuals all around Jhb. Very hands on with everything, this is a real opportunity to be creative. Be creative self inspired and create beautiful food.
The most difficult part of this position is the tremendous pressure and timing constraints – are you able to be creative under pressure?
What are the key responsibilities of the position?
Assist in the creation of platters to order
Prepare pastries and desserts for events and functions
Maintain kitchen hygiene
Work actively with team to prepare high quality dishes
What type of experience do we require?
- 1-2 years experience
- Competent to make petit fours; macaronnes; brioche etc.
- Must have knowledge of managing stock i.e. weighing stock not wasting
Which qualifications will secure this position?
Recognized Professional Culinary Diploma
Driver’s License a plus
Any additional Pastry courses a plus
What skills / behaviours are required?
Strength in Garnishing
Organized and energetic
Able to follow instructions and take criticism well
Must have initiative
Must be creative - have vision - make suggestions
Why should you apply for this position?
This is an excellent opportunity for a young Pastry Chef to work with a small and intimate team. The chance to create with your fellow chefs and further develop your eye for detail and catering skills. Catering is a field that stimulates perfection, consistency and accuracy, skills that are essential in a successful kitchen.
Position Reports to: Owners
Please ensure that you provide the following information with your application:
- Photograph – Head and shoulders picture, in low resolution format for our database
- Start and End dates for all previous employment
- Written references that you have available
- Current contact telephone numbers and email addresses for all previous employers, for referencing purposes.
Due to high volumes of CV’s received, should you not hear from us within seven working days of sending your application, please consider your application for this particular position unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply for any other positions that we may advertise in future.
Please note that we are not able to accept any application if a valid work permit is not held.