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Pastry Chef

Pastry Chef


Full Time

About the Role

We are currently seeking Pastry Chefs → EU Passport holders professionals for river cruise ship positions.

Conditions contract:

  • 3 months probation period

  • Health insurance

  • Flights provided to/from the country of residence

  • Tip money included + lodging/housing included

Area of responsibility

  • Self-responsible management of the Pastry area

  • Professional calculation, preparation and presentation of all meals/foods, according to the assigned position

  • Weight/cut and portion control according to the daily menu plan

  • Compliance with all recipes according to the menu plan

  • Supervision and overview of the product quantities for the responsible storage room

  • Assistance in quality & cost control

  • Responsible of the hygiene for the own kitchen area not limited only to the cold storage /storage room according to company standards

  • Adherence to cleanliness and hygienic regulations in compliance with HACCP and company standards 

  • Execution of weekly general cleaning at the workplace

  • Joint responsibility for the adherence to safety rules in the own kitchen area

  • Temperature check of all meals before service

  • Supporting the Head Chef with orders and inventories

  • Daily check and documentation of the cooling temperature according to HACCP and company standards

  • Cooperation with the Maître /Restaurant manager as well as the restaurant/bar team

  • Based on the class of ship, the job assignment might be requested to be performed during the night time (night cook – where applicable)

Scope of duties 

Additional tasks: 

  • Participating/assisting with the loading, carrying the suitcases, keeping clean the messroom and your own cabin on daily basis

  • Your purpose is to help and create a memorable experience for our guests

  • Accommodation: shared room on board with one other crewmember (on some ships with more than one)

  • Uniform: is provided by the company except safety shoes and knives: before arrival the crewmember has to make sure to take black trousers, white or black T-shirts, 1 Chef Jacket, black shoes with him in case the uniform isn’t on board yet

  • Demonstrate a good safety awareness and participation in the safety drills

Qualification/Work Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of Pastry professional experience including pastry production, flavor pairings and other cooking best practices

  • Preferably graduated within hotel industry and/or previous (river) cruise ship experience

  • Flexibility, stress resistant, calm under the pressure, resilient and team player with positive approach

  • Professional attitude and appearance, reliable and hard-working with great team spirit

  • Open minded and flexible with high social, interpersonal and cultural competencies

  • Excellent English skills (written & verbal), other languages as German is an advantage.

  • Ability to work independently, service and guest-oriented

  • Good computer skills (Excel, Word, PPT)

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