Pastry Chef

  • Full Time
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Applications have closed

AL FAISAL HOLDING

Al Faisal Holding was established by H.E. Shiekh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani as a small trading company in spare parts in the 1960s in Qatar, to become later a notable conglomerate known as Al Faisal Holding with many divisions operating under its umbrella; Trading, Property, Hospitality, Transport, Education, Services, and Information Technology Division.

In one of our retail operations, we are looking for an experienced Pastry Chef to prepare a variety of desserts, pastries or other sweet goods. Your skills in baking high-quality treats should be matched by your creativity to develop new amazing tastes and recipes. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in culinary arts with a passion for sweet and delicious creations. They must adhere to health and safety standards to provide clients with the best possible service.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare a wide variety of goods such as cakes, cookies, pies, bread etc. following traditional and modern recipes.
  • Create new and exciting desserts to renew our menus and engage the interest of customers.
  • Decorate pastries using different icings, toppings etc. to ensure the presentation will be beautiful and exciting.
  • Monitor stocks for baking ingredients such as flour, sugar etc. and make appropriate orders within budget.
  • Monitors and manages kitchen staffing levels to ensure employee development and talent acquisition to achieve and maintain store operational requirements.
  • 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.
  • Guide and motivate pastry assistants and bakers to work more efficiently.
  • Identify staffing needs and help recruit and train personnel.
  • Maintain a lean and orderly cooking station and adhere to health and safety standards.

Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience in progressively responsible retail experience or hotel operation.
  • Proven experience as Pastry Chef, baker or relevant role.
  • Great attention to detail and creativity.
  • Organizing and leadership skills.
  • Willingness to replenish professional knowledge.
  • In-depth knowledge of sanitation principles, food preparation and baking techniques and nutrition.
  • Working knowledge of baking with ingredient limitations (pastries that are gluten-free, sugarless etc.).
  • Certificate in culinary arts, pastry-making, baking or relevant field.
  • Implement and practice HACCP.
  • Control and monitor departmental costs on an ongoing basis to ensure performance against budget.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or any other related field can be counted as work experience.

Please note that, due to a high number of applicants, we will not be able to provide individual feedback at the initial application stages of this process. We will, however, endeavor to email you regarding the outcome of your initial application and provide additional resources as regards your job search, as applicable. Once you are at advanced stages of this process (i.e. at phone and face to face interview) we will provide considered feedback to all.