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Job Posting: Pastry Chef

Hours: Full Time (45 hours)

Working Pattern: Monday to Sunday, on rota basis, 5 days out of 7. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Location: Kitchen, Main Hotel (Newmarket)

Salary Range: Dependent upon experience

About Us

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa is an award-winning luxury guest destination nestled in an idyllic location and beautiful grounds. The only four star hotel in Newmarket, Bedford Lodge retains the charm and character of a Georgian country house yet offers the very best in modern comfort, cuisine, hospitality and luxury.

The Team

Our continuing success is based on the team we have working here. We look not only for skills, but also passion and enthusiasm and the ability to deliver outstanding service & hospitality.  We are a privately owned, independent 4 Red Star Hotel and Spa. The successful candidate will be joining our kitchen team of talented chefs at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa. We strive to create a great work place for our staff which includes many staff benefits. Would you like to be part of a great team?

The Position

Joining a team of talented chefs, our Pastry Chef will support the Executive Head Chef, by taking the lead within the kitchen, inspiring fresh ideas, devising menus, mentoring the team and keeping everything running smoothly.

You will be heavily involved in creating bespoke and A la Carte menus for our guests, therefore experience in menu writing is essential. You will need to be able to work under pressure, to very high standards with creativity and flare. You will be a good motivator and team leader, but also able to work as part of a bigger team.

About You

  • Experience of cooking fresh dishes in a 2 AA Rosette restaurant
  • Qualified and experienced working with ices, sorbets, chocolate and sugar
  • Passion and creative flair, with willingness to learn and progress
  • Strong team player with a positive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills with colleagues and guests
  • Ability to remain calm and focused during busy service
  • An understanding of health and safety and food safety regulations

What We Offer

  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (Hospitality Action)
  • Free meals whilst on duty
  • Paid breaks
  • An extra day of leave on your birthday
  • Complimentary membership of The Health & Fitness Club
  • Discounted membership of The Health & Fitness Club for your partner
  • 50% food discount within our 2 AA Rosette Squires Restaurant & Roxana Bar
  • 20% discount on treatments and spa days at The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel
  • Discounted accommodation rates
  • Discounted hotel stays across the Pride of Britain hotel group
  • Access to the Cycle Scheme
  • Option to purchase wine at cost price
  • Long service awards
  • Reward and recognition scheme
  • Generous ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Industry relevant training

How to apply for this role

Please email careers@bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk with a copy of your CV.