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Commis Chef - Pastry

  1. Full Time
  2. Knightsbridge
  3. Back of House
  4. Permanent
VAC- 38097

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Here at Harrods, we currently house more celebrity chefs, exclusive dining brands and unique food halls than any other location in the UK. As a Pastry Commis Chef you will be joining a passionate, supportive, and award-winning pastry team, all within our iconic Knightsbridge store.


As we celebrate this momentous anniversary year, now more than ever, it’s an exciting time to join the Harrods Team. Whether you’re a recent school, college or university leaver, or you’re looking to restart your career in an exciting new field, at Harrods we firmly believe in offering exciting career opportunities.


About the Role


As the Commis Chef in our Pastry kitchen, you’ll be at the heart of the action, preparing all kinds of patisserie and baked goods, organising ingredients, and keeping the kitchen clean. Reporting into the Chef de Partie, you’ll be a key member of the team, whose role is integral to the smooth operation and delivery of the Kitchen operations. 


You’ll be responsible for the organisation, stock rotation and labelling of food stored ensuring that all administration for own section is completed and complies with the deadlines set. In this role, you’ll guarantee that Food Safety standards are adhered to by enforcing the high standard of hygiene and sanitation in all food-related outlets. 


About You


Having a great knowledge and passion for food and drink is essential. You'll need to have some time spent in a professional pastry kitchen, ideally within a 5* hotel, artisan bakery or fine-dining restaurant environment. In return you'll be given all the training and support you'll need to become one of our Masters at Harrods within our pastry brigade.


You’ll have great time-management skills and a strong customer focus when dealing with both internal and external parties. You’ll have exceptional interpersonal skills and a good attention to detail, which will be evident through paperwork completed, organisation of department and sufficient stock levels.


About Us


Our 175th anniversary will see the Knightsbridge store become a stage for our legacy of firsts, our house of world-leading brands and our reputation for exceptional. We want you to come and be a part of all this - and help us deliver exceptional service that represents our authority as a long-standing icon, industry-leader and innovator. Inspired by our past, celebrating our present and focusing on our future, you’ll be joining a team with the belief that anything is possible. What makes you different makes us exceptional.


Our Promise to You


Help us make anything possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business. 


In return for your hard work as a Commis Chef, you’ll learn every aspect of working in a busy, premier kitchen and will receive some great benefits including: 

  • Competitive salary package of up to £15 p/h (this is made up of a generous base salary plus service charge)*
  • Set contracted hours – paid additional working hours at an overtime rate of 1.5 p/h
  • Minimal late evenings by industry standard – majority finished by 10pm
  • Staff Canteen
  • 30 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays) + birthday off
  • Up to 33% Harrods discount


Uniquely You


At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes, and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.


While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.


If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or follow us on Instagram @togetherharrods 


*The amount of tronc you receive will vary and is not guaranteed by either Harrods Ltd or the Troncmaster. However, the Troncmaster will always distribute 100% funds available each period according to the Rules, a copy of which will be provided to all members
 

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