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Pastry Sous Chef - Fine Dining Restaurant

Business Unit:  The Peninsula London
Location:  London

The Peninsula London is pleased to announce we are seeking a Pastry Sous Chef to support the Pastry Chef in leading a motivated and talented team. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of this high-level Pastry section within fine dining restaurant, this is a senior role and is considered a Department Head Level. The restaurant is located on The Peninsula London’s rooftop, offering contemporary British cuisine. Located on the eighth floor, it comprises several spaces including the bar which has a panoramic view over Wellington Arch and Buckingham Palace Gardens.


It is an exciting time to join the pre-opening team to be part of creating and leading a brigade, establishing, and setting up the operations, and working together as a team towards the successful opening of The Peninsula London.    


  • An exceptional opportunity to join our high-profile flagship hotel opening in London
  • Market-leading remuneration, service charges, and attractive benefits
  • Join our award-winning group, working alongside a highly experienced team


Key Accountabilities:


  • Planning, and leading a pastry team, managing day-to-day operations whilst supporting the Pastry Chef.
  • Responsible for the execution of dessert, pastry, and baked menu items, ensuring the highest quality and that this is consistently achieved.
  • Ensure that the hotel policies and procedures are followed and prevent wastage of surplus stock without undue sacrifice on food quality.
  • Is responsible for the hygiene and cleanliness of the assigned kitchen, food production, and food storage areas and always ensures a high standard of food safety.
  • Always keep the kitchen equipment in good condition to maximize its operating life.
  • Maintain up-to-date technical worksheets, recipes, and costings and ensure understanding and compliance from team members.
  • Supervising, managing, and guiding a team and allocating work to them according to skill level and then planning training and initiatives for them to grow and improve.


General requirements:


  • Extensive Pastry knowledge, both classical and culinary trends and a high level of creativity.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of suppliers and ingredients.
  • Experience of within a similar role in a restaurant or luxury 5* hotel and managing a team.
  • Previous relevant culinary qualifications or certifications.   
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, highly adaptable, naturally positive.
  • Good communication skills, flexibility, and capability of working under pressure.


At the Peninsula London, we look after:


Your financial wellbeing:

  • Excellent salary package 
  • Generous service charge distributed equitably to all colleagues
  • Life Insurance
  • Enhanced company contribution on pension plan


Your medical care:

  • Medical cash plans including optical and dental coverage
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave plan
  • Workplace nursery salary exchange program


Your daily health routine:

  • State of the art heart of house facilities including a gym, fitness classes, relaxation room, contemplation room and nursing mothers’ room
  • Colleague restaurant with healthy and balanced 24/7 food offerings
  • On-site occupational health and safety nurse and wellbeing education sessions


Other perks:

  • High street and online shopping discounts
  • Rewards and recognition initiatives
  • Dry cleaning for uniforms and work attire


We look forward to welcoming you to the Peninsula family and receiving your resume.




The Peninsula London will open with 190 guestrooms, 25 luxury residences, restaurants, spa and wellness and banqueting facilities, overlooking Hyde Park Corner in the heart of Belgravia nestled between the Royal Parks. Being proud to be an accredited Real Living Wage employer, The Peninsula London will embrace exquisite design, innovation, heritage, and service which we are excited to bring to London with this historic opening. 

Requisition ID:  38345

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