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We are currently looking for a Pastry Chef!

As Pastry Chef you will be required to run the pastry section and deliver high quality desserts, therefore a passion for food and a desire to create exciting and innovative food is essential.Additionally, you will be expected to take responsibility for the effective execution of all dishes in the section, ensuring consistent presentation and customer satisfaction
We are ideally looking for candidates who have the following attributes:
Experienced as a Pastry Chef
Experienced in chocolate work and bread making
Worked in AA rosette restaurants
A passion for pastry with a desire to learn and work hard
Keen to progress their career in a quality restaurant environment
Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Rewards:
In-depth training and development
Company pension
Company Allotment
Staff meals and discounted meals in Hooked on group restaurants- Blackfriars, Hinnies and Dobson & Parnell

Experience:
Pastry: 1 year (Required)

If you would like to apply, please send your CV to ruth@hookedongroup.co.uk together with information on the skills and experience you will bring to this role
Job Type: Full-time


We are looking for a Blackfriars Cookery School Head Chef/Manager

The facility
Blackfriars Restaurant has recently expanded its in-house Cookery School with a fantastic state-of-the-art facility boasting brand new equipment, composite worktops, its own dedicated potwash and dining areas - all within our ornate former 13th century former Dominican friary.

The Role
The main purpose of this role will be to lead groups of adults & children in fun and interactive cooking sessions, inspiring budding amateur cooks at all levels, developing their confidence and cooking skills.
You will be required to plan, prepare, manage and lead each session - providing an engaging and memorable customer experience. You’ll be using your passion for local seasonal produce and great food to inspire and motivate your participants.

Rewards:
In-depth training and development
Company pension
Company Allotment
Staff meals and discounted meals in Hooked on group restaurants- Blackfriars, Hinnies and Dobson & Parnell

Experience 
You will already have proven experience as a chef with the ability to cook to a high standard with experience in bread-making, butchery, filleting, pastry and chocolate work. More importantly, you’ll need to have excellent communication skills and some experience in training or teaching others, preferably at all levels.

You will also be responsible for ensuring all relevant food safety, health, hygiene, fire and safety regulations are adhered to correctly. This will include monitoring food hygiene standards and following cleaning schedules.

If you would like to apply, please send your CV to ruth@hookedongroup.co.uk together with information on the skills and experience you will bring to this role
Job Type: Full-time



Blackfriars is looking for an experienced dynamic sous chef to support the head chef and the brigade at our award winning restaurant.

Someone with excellent culinary skills, creativity and passion with the ability to lead, manage and inspire a team. Successful candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter, a problem solver and a natural communicator who is focused, career-minded and driven.
The sous chef will work closely with the Head Chef and will be responsible for:

The Role includes:
Driving the kitchen forward towards obtaining accolades and winning awards
Compliance with Food Hygiene, HACCP and Health & Safety regulations
The maintenance of consistency of taste and presentation of food.
Working alongside the Head chef to produce creative, original dishes for the seasonal changing menu
Working to set budgets for both food purchases and wages
Championing and upholding the company values and ethos
Maintaining equipment and the working environment to ensure operational excellence


Skills, knowledge and experience
The ideal candidate will be:
  • Bright, confident and enthusiastic
  • A strong character that can maintain effective communication with a diverse team
  • Absolute focus on detail, consistency and perfection
  • Understands the importance of team development and development of individuals
  • Unflappable and able to work effectively under pressure
  • Ambitious and eager to progress
  • Experienced in fine dining and to a rosette standard.


Requirements:
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • Creativity with – and passion for – seasonal British ingredients
  • Extensive Modern and Traditional European cooking experience
  • Able to quickly gain an understanding of specific business functions and take ownership of the resulting tasks
  • A sound financial understanding of all aspects of running a busy kitchen
 

Whilst relevant experience is undoubtedly essential for this position, we are looking for someone with the intelligence, intuition and motivation to excel at the role; constantly wanting to better themselves and over deliver. Relevant training and a thorough company induction will be provided, but we will only consider candidates who have the skills and  characteristics listed above. If this role interests you, please send us your CV and a cover letter stating why you’re perfect for the job. Please feel free to include any other information or documents to support your application.
 

You may also like to check available roles at our sister restaurants Dobson & Parnell or Hinnies. 

You are more than welcome to send your CV over for any position and we will keep on file for future vacancies; info@blackfriarsrestaurant.co.uk.