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Cluster Executive Pastry Chef

Banyan Tree - Dubai

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Company Description

Banyan Tree Dubai

Banyan Group is one of the world’s leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups centered on the purpose-driven mission of stewardship and wellbeing while offering exceptional, design-led experiences.
The Group’s diversified portfolio of hotels, resorts, spas, galleries, golf and residences features an ecosystem of 10 global brands, including the award-winning Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia, Dhawa and Laguna, and the highly anticipated new brands of Homm, Garrya, Folio, and two new Banyan Tree brand extensions - Escape and Veya.
Established in 2008, with the goal of advancing people development and management excellence, Banyan Tree Management Academy has nurtured over 10,000 associates across 23 countries. The Group is recognised for its commitment to environmental protection and community development through its Banyan Tree Global Foundation. Operating over 70 hotels in 17 countries, it has over 50 new properties in the pipeline.
 
Banyan Tree Dubai is an urban sanctuary of well-being on the tranquil shores of Bluewaters Island. With elegantly appointed rooms and suites, incredible dining, Asian-inspired hospitality, and recreation, the resort is an oasis for lasting memories. Fronted by 500m of a pristine, private beach with uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf and backed by the iconic Ain Dubai, Banyan Tree Dubai boasts 3 chilled outdoor pools, a fully-serviced beach, the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, a fitness centre and 5 dining options.

 

Job Description

Responsibilities 
•    Design and develop innovative pastry menus in line with the hotel's culinary standards and guest preferences.
•    Supervise the production of pastries, desserts, and baked goods to ensure consistent quality, taste, and presentation.
•    Lead and manage a team of pastry chefs and bakers, providing guidance, training, and motivation for optimal performance.
•    Monitor pastry ingredient inventory levels, placing orders as needed to maintain stock levels while minimizing waste.
•    Implement quality control measures to uphold excellence standards in pastry production, including taste testing and visual inspections.
•    Ensure compliance with food safety and sanitation regulations, as well as internal policies and procedures.
•    Stay updated on industry trends and innovations in pastry techniques, ingredients, and presentation styles, and incorporating them into menu development as appropriate.
•    Foster a guest-centric approach to pastry production, soliciting feedback, and making adjustments for guest satisfaction.
 

This role demands strategic thinking, strong leadership, and a focus on delivering exceptional guest experiences while maximizing revenue and profitability.

Qualifications

About You:

The ideal candidate for this position will possess:

•    Extensive experience in upscale or luxury hotel pastry kitchens, with a minimum of 5-7 years in progressively senior pastry roles.
•    Strong leadership skills to inspire and motivate pastry teams to achieve excellence consistently.
•    Flexibility and adaptability to thrive in a dynamic hospitality environment, adjusting to guest preferences, seasonal ingredients, and industry trends.
•    Genuine passion for pastry and a commitment to delivering exceptional guest experiences, with a relentless pursuit of excellence.

•    Previous working experience in a truly global work environment is essential.
•    Knowledge of various culinary techniques / procedures.
•    Strong knowledge of all kitchen operations.
•    Capable of manning high-volume, fast-paced operations and leading big teams.
•    Exceptional skills in developing menus, creating new recipes, implementing ingredients and modern techniques, cost control.
•    This position is responsible for the supervision and management of all food preparation and pastry kitchen organization to maximize guest satisfaction and department profits.

These qualifications and attributes are crucial for excelling in the role of Executive Pastry Chef ensuring effective leadership, operational excellence, and outstanding guest experiences.

Additional Information

We are dedicated to fostering your growth and success every step of the way. We understand the importance of providing you with the support, training, and leadership necessary to excel in your role. That's why we offer comprehensive leadership training and development programs tailored to sharpen your skills and elevate your expertise in the luxury hospitality sector. Your journey with us is not just about achieving your goals but also about continuously refining your capabilities and making meaningful contributions to our shared success.

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