Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is looking for a talented Executive Pastry Chef.
The Executive Pastry Chef will report to the Executive Chef and forms part of the Culinary leadership team who collectively with the Director of Food & Beverage make key strategic and operational decisions for the division.
Tasks and Responsibilities :
The Pastry Chef is responsible for the day to day operation of the Pastry & Bakery department ensuring proper supervision;
efficient, organized, safe and hygienic work areas and highest quality of product is delivered to the guests and staff.
Manage and supervise his department in accordance with FS core and culture standards and local operating criteria at all times.
Form a strong team spirit within the team by taking a personal interest in every employee in the department and fostering excellent inter-departmental cooperation.
Actively promote the career development of his / her team members by offering continuous training and exposure opportunities, performance feedback, effective coaching and disciplining when necessary.
Be actively involved in all facets of training activities in the Food Preparation Department.
Ensures the highest quality of all food prepared in the kitchen, constantly inspects taste, temperature and visual appeal and portion size.
Ensures standard recipes are followed strictly.
Comply with HACCP procedures and ensures highest level of hygiene and sanitation is all food preparation. Examine food suppliers and received goods for quality and quantity.
Develop creative menus and food promotion and supervise their implementation, menus are prepared correctly and ready for service.
Must be hands on and able to practice and demonstrate excellent technical kitchen skills.
Be actively involved in the execution of special culinary events.
Ensures high level of personal hygiene and grooming standards of the kitchen staff.
Development of food cost and quality control procedures, Investigate food cost issues with a view to take whatever corrective action may be necessary.
Actively participates in the weekly kitchen walk through and address any concerns immediately.
Equipment and fixtures are maintained well and reports any faults and damage.
Responsible for the purchase of food in cooperation with the Purchasing Manager and assures the best quality for the best price.
Maintain computer systems, menu sales mix, food cost reports, employee reviews and administrative duties.
In co-operation with the Executive Chef ensures effective scheduling, holidays and day off taking into consideration volume of expected business.
Assign in detail, specific duties to all Chefs and guide them through special projects / assignment
Liaise with banquets following the specified standards indicated on individual function sheets.
Communicate effectively with the banquet department, stewarding and pastry shop in ensuring timely production of banquet meals.
Liaise with other outlets and Departments on guest comments and follows up with necessary action.
Deal effectively with guests and workplace colleagues from a variety cultures.
To assist and participate actively in kitchen improvement schemes and product innovation.
To keep abreast with latest food trends, techniques and equipment in the international and local market and be able to discuss them effectively.
Be familiar with property safety, current first aid fire emergency procedures.
The ability to work closely with all chefs in relation to the food.
To coach and review the various levels of chefs to train them for the next level within the property and company.
To participate and monitor within chefs in culinary competitions that will promote our culinary expertise locally and internationally.
To work alongside the Director of F&B to establish a harmonious working environment within the division.
Preferred Qualifications & Skills :
Excellent communication and organizational skills; reading, writing, and oral proficiency in the English language.
Must have experience managing large operations with multiple outlet concepts
Being familiar with Greek specialities is preferred
Act as an ambassador of the hotel
Eye for detail and strive for excellence
Passionate Food & Beverage operator
Strong people-management skills
Candidate should hold valid work authorization for the EU
Four Seasons has been ranked in FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for since 1998.As the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts currently manages 114 properties in 47 countries.
Opening in March 2019, Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens provides a preferred address for both business and leisure travelers, and the highly personalized, anticipatory service that Four Seasons guests expect and value around the world.
If you want to be part of this unique opportunity on the Greek Riviera, just 25 minutes from Athens, don't wait, apply now!