Job Summary

Pastry chefs are responsible for the creation, decoration, and presentation of desserts such as cakes, pastries and pies.

  • Minimum Qualification: Unspecified
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Salary: Ksh. 18,000 + Tips + Bonuses


Responsibilities for Pastry Chef

  • Create and prepare all pastry items such as cakes, cookies, pies, bread etc. following traditional and modern recipes as required by the business
  • Able to produce all baked goods including but not limited to artisan bread and rolls, muffins, laminated Danish, laminated croissants and doughnuts etc.
  • Prepare, clean and organize ingredients for use in the kitchen
  • Decorating pastries using different icings, toppings etc. to ensure the presentation will be beautiful and exciting
  • Ensure excellent quality throughout the dessert offerings.
  • Able to recognize superior quality products, presentations and flavours
  • Ensure the kitchen is clean and sanitized at all times
  • Maintain up to date knowledge about pastry arts and ingredients
  • Monitor stocks for baking ingredients such as flour, sugar etc. and make appropriate orders within budget
  • Check the quality of material and condition of equipment and devices used for cooking

Qualifications for Pastry Chef

  • Certificate in culinary arts, pastry-making, baking or relevant field
  • Proven experience working as a pastry chef in a fast-paced kitchen environment
  • Able to follow recipes and instructions accurately
  • Good knowledge of pastry arts and ingredients
  • Confident culinary techniques and skills
  • Good sense of planning and preparation for the day ahead
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including weekends, days, afternoons and evenings.
  • Diligent and meticulous in making and receiving orders
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Punctual and discipline to ensure optimal work performance
  • Physically able to stand for long hours every day in a hot kitchen

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