Junior Pastry Production Chef Small Catering Company - Johannesburg

Ref:      KF2004TAR


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


 Employer Overview:


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?


Deadline Driven


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. 

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