Pastry Chef

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What you'll be doing:
Responsible for the preparation and assembly of all pasty dishes, providing high quality dishes for the customer and client. With the help of the Executive Head chef you will drive sales through centrally driven menu plans and promotions and ensure compliance through preferred suppliers. Provide high quality food products to customers and client in line with a food service offer that is applicable to the venue offering. Responsible for the training and development of the pastry team.
More about the role:
  • Responsible for the pastry section in the kitchen as well as all the chefs allocated to this section
  • Establishes and maintain quality and presentation standards for all menu content
  • Continually benchmarks the food production and service with guests and analyses food trends within the marketplace, incorporating feedback and research into menu development
  • Takes a structured approach to the management of the food production and service for SEC Food
  • Remains receptive to innovative ideas and pursues them in a positive manner whilst training and motivating junior members of yourteam
  • Prepare, cook and assemble menus aligned to client environment and centrally driven menus and promotions where appropriate
  • Follow set portion control and ensure all food is purchased in the first instance from our preferred list of suppliers wherever possible
  • Ensure all food is stored, handled and packed at the correct temperature and in accordance with Food Handling and Hygiene Regulations
  • Maintain records of temperatures and remedial action taken where necessary, reporting all issues to your line manager
  • Serve on the food counters in the client's premises following all customer service standards
  • Use machinery as shown and trained to ensure equipment is used safely and in accordance with legislation, and reporting of equipment issues to your line manager
  • Ensure that work areas are kept clean and that all waste is recorded and disposed of correctly
  • Be competent and skilled to work in all areas of preparation, cook and counter service
  • Ensure the quality and presentation of the food is to the highest standard and specification
  • Ensure the quality and the presentation of hospitality catering is to the highest standard
  • Comply with all Health and safety legislation
  • Attend and comply with any training by Brands, Health and Safety, Food Safety etc.
  • Ensure you comply with current dress and personal hygiene regulations
  • Responsible for monitoring and recording, day to day production schedule of each menu item
What we'll give:
Pastry Chef
  • £35,000per annum, 40hours per week
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
  • Medicash - Healthcare benefits, including dental, optical and therapy treatments. (Includes up to four dependent children)
  • Meals on duty
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Professional subscriptions

At SEC Food, we're proud to be the official catering partner for The Scottish Event Campus. We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional customer experience for every visitor to the campus. Our people really care about hospitality and we support all our staff members to help them excel and shine in all that they do. We love to hear from candidates who have a positive attitude and a real passion for great customer service.

The Scottish Event Campus is Scotland's premier venue for concerts, events, conferences and exhibitions. The campus comprises of the SSE Hydro, the SEC Armadillo and the SEC Centre. The company enjoys an enviable reputation as one of Europe's most prestigious venues with the SSE Hydro consistently ranked in the top 3 busiest venues in the world by attracting over 1.1 million visitors each year.

Embrace the venue mission; Best Venues, Best People, Best Events. By adopting core values for teamwork and collaboration. Sharing a passion for providing excellent visitor experience. Act as a role model and set an example for our team and the wider business.
Who you are:
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Keen eye for attention detail
  • Builds good working relationships with all stakeholders and delivers a service that exceeds expectations. Relationships are characterised by a high level of acceptance, co-operation and mutual respect
  • Responds quickly to changing circumstances by being flexible. To not only accept change but to seek it out. Value different perspectives and ideas
  • Adheres to a strong set of moral, ethical and professional principles which shows soundness of personal character, honesty and truthfulness. Takes personal responsibility and accountability
  • A real "people" person, with rounded leadership and planning skills, with a capacity to grow and develop into new areas of expertise as required
  • Well versed in clarifying client and customer requirements
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Keeps abreast of market trends and competitor performance
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft and CRM products

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