Pastry Chef / Baker

Job Category: Restaurant / Kitchen
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Beechnut
Key Relationships:

·         Internal: Head Cook, Restaurant Manager, Store Manager, Supervisors; Logistics Teams

·         External: Customers, Regulatory Authorities, Contractors, Suppliers;

Function:  This role is responsible for preparing and decorating a wide variety of goods such as cakes, cookies, pies, bread etc. following traditional and modern recipes


  1. Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE)
    • Ensures the kitchen is compliant to all applicable policies and food handling and safety standards.
    • Adheres strictly to hygiene protocols.
  1. Operational and Service Standards:
    • Ensures that diners and customers who order have a positive experience with the pastries.
Key Responsibilities
Category Activity & Objective
Customers First


  • Ensuring customer order has the correct food (types and quantity)
  • Dressing order for appealing presentation
Operational Excellence & Safety





  • 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 Wazobia 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
  • Maintain a lean and orderly cooking station and adhere to health and safety standards
Effective and Motivated Teams
  • Guide and motivate pastry assistants and bakers to work more efficiently (If Supervisor)
  • Identify staffing needs and help recruit and train personnel (If supervisor)
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


  • Certificate in culinary arts, pastry-making, baking or relevant field
  • Proven experience as Pastry Chef, Baker or relevant role
  • 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.)
  • Knowledge of (African) culinary trends


Skills and competencies: 

Skills Behaviours
·         Fluent in local business language

·         Proficient in English is desirable

  • Working in a fast-paced environment
  • Multitasking, prioritizing, and managing time efficiently
  • Physical endurance to stand for an entire shift
  • Great attention to detail and creativity
  • Organizing and leadership skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to work early mornings, nights, and weekends
  • Ability to stand and move during the length of shift; able to bend and kneel through shift; able to lift up to 25 pounds or more
  • Customer Oriented
  • People & Staff Development
  • Respect
  • Consistent
  • Hardworking
  • Trend-Setter

·         Results driven:

·         Solves Problem and makes timely, quality decisions

·         Resilient

·         Planning, organizing, implementing:

·         Professional

·         Tasks and processes driven

·         Collaborating with others

  • Communicate with clarity (Internally & externally. Written & oral)
  • Effective follower of leader and standards
  • Willingness to replenish professional knowledge





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