Pastry Chef de Partie, Rowhill Grange (Nr Dartford)

The Role

Reporting to our Head Chef you will be leading the pastry section with the support of a Commis Chef. The kitchen brigade is made up of 14 chefs and 4 kitchen porters.

You will be responsible for;

  • Ordering and stock control
  • Designing with the Head Chef menu items for afternoon tea, restaurant as well as banqueting menus
  • Produce plated desserts for all menus to 2 Rosette standard
  • Supervision of Commis Chef to achieve consistent standards

The business is varied offering catering for Spa Guests, Leisure clients, Local guests as well as corporate, conference and banqueting function guests. Rowhill is a popular wedding venue with weddings taking place in the thatched Clockhouse located in the grounds.

The following information will give you an indication of the business levels and variety of menus offered;

RG’s Restaurant          350-450 covers per week

Afternoon Tea              700 covers per week

Banqueting                  120 covers maximum

Weddings                    90-100 weddings per year

Elements Brasserie      Informal drinks/dining area for 30 covers which forms part of the Cocktail Bar


The ideal candidate would be someone who has worked in a quality environment but is now seeking their first head pastry chef role with responsibility for the Pastry section.

Demonstrate during a trial shift the practical ability to be able to produce plated desserts to 2 Rosette standard

Demonstrate flair and creativity to build on the successful afternoon tea menu

Hold the experience to manage the multi menu requirements and busy banqueting operation


£27,500 to £29,500 per annum, (£26-£28k + £1,500 per annum guaranteed service charge payment paid quarterly)

  • An additional end of financial year service charge bonus also paid
  • Accommodation available for those relocating
  • 4 weeks holiday rising to 5 weeks with service
  • 8 Bank holidays
  • Free car parking
  • Uniform provided

In addition you will benefit from a range of company benefits including:

Discounted hotel accommodation for yourself and your family at all hotels
Discounted hair treatments at our two Utopia Spas
Discount off all food & beverage at all hotels
Discount of individual treatments booked in our two Utopia Spas
Discount on retail products in our two Utopia Spas
Refer a friend staff recruitment scheme In additional you will enjoy a range of other benefits when you celebrate your 1 yr, 3 yr and 5 yr anniversary including; your birthday off paid, complimentary overnight stays, complimentary lunch/afternoon tea and service related holiday

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