Thursday, 22 February 2018

Job at APC Hotel and Conference Centre, Pastry Chef

Kinondoni, Ubungo Dar Es Salaam
Job brief
We are looking for an experienced Pastry Chef to prepare a variety of desserts, pastries or other sweet goods. Your skill 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 serving.
The goal is to enhance customer satisfaction so that we can maintain and expand our clientele.


  • 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
  • Check 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
  • lean kitchen equipment and tools before use
  • Weigh flour and other ingredients to prepare dough
  • Bake different bread types, like pretzels, baguettes and multigrain breads
  • Adjust oven temperatures to ensure proper baking
  • Mix various ingredients to create fillings for cakes and pies (e.g. chocolate ganache, caramel sauce and fruits)
  • Decorate cakes with glazes, icings, buttercream and edible toppings, like flowers
  • Shape dough to prepare different types of pastries, including croissants, cookies and sweet rolls
  • Prepare custom-made pastries based on customers’ preferences (e.g. birthday cakes)
  • Recommend recipes to renew our menu and attract more customers (e.g. gluten-free or vegan desserts)
  • Track food supplies and place orders, as needed
  • Attend appropriate training courses, when required.
  • Demonstrate a high level of customer service at all times. Requirements
  • Proven experience as Pastry Chef.
  • Great attention to detail and creativity
  • Organizing and leadership skillsWillingness 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

How to Apply:

  • Please send your cover letter and CV through
  • Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted.