Job Description

Dove Nest Lodge Naivasha is a perfect destination for the serious holiday makers or business executives looking for ambient accommodation and service in an unmatched serene atmosphere..

Reports to: Operations Manager

Position Summary:

As a Pastry Chef, you are responsible for operating the pastry section of the kitchen while working closely with the Executive Chef and Sous Chef.

Responsible to create high quality pastry dishes with the standard recipes and presentations in order to maintain quality standards and consistency of product.

Also assist in production and maintenance of par stocks of pastry and dessert with proper rotation of products and maintain highest cleanliness and hygiene standard in the pastry and bakery section.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages all day-to-day operations of the pastry and bakery section of the kitchen.
  • Checks the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met
  • Preparing ingredients and handling baking and other kitchen equipment.
  • Creating pastries, baked goods, and confections, by following a set recipe.
  • Developing new recipes for seasonal menus.
  • Decorating pastries and desserts to ensure beautiful and tasteful presentation.
  • Meeting with customers to discuss details and planning of custom-made desserts and pastries
    for special occasions.
  • Monitoring the stock of baking ingredients.
  • Ordering new supplies, ingredients, and equipment for the pastry section, when needed, and
    within budget

Requirements

  • Diploma in Hospitality field.
  • 2 or more years’ experience working within the food industry as a Pastry Chef, Baker, or relevant
    role.
  • Working knowledge of baking techniques and the pastry-making process.
  • In-depth knowledge of sanitation principles, food preparation, and nutrition.
  • Flexible working hours, including weekends and evenings, when necessary.
  • Great communication skills

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