Chef de Partie Pastry - Barnett Hill, Surrey

Alexander Hotels
11 Aug 2017
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type

Barnett Hill Hotel is the newest member of the Alexander Hotels family joining the Group in September 2016. Barnett Hill is a beautiful Queen Anne style property, built in 1905, set within 26 acres of lovingly maintained gardens and woodlands, sitting in the heart of the Surrey Hill area of outstanding natural beauty just outside Guildford, Surrey. This idyllic location is 15 minutes from Guildford town and 45 mins from Central London. Since 1944 Barnett Hill has been used for training, conference and events, with bedrooms later being added; to date it now serves as a beautiful venue for leisure, dining, wedding and conference events. Bedrooms at Barnett Hill show historic and contemporary personalities. Each room is individually decorated, comfortable and finely appointed. Many are in the main house and other located in an adjacent bespoke accommodation building. Currently a 3 Star Hotel Peter & Deborah Hinchliffe have exciting plans for refurbishing and redeveloping the property to give it that Alexander Hotels sparkle.

The hotel today offers;
Stunning grounds of 26 acres
60 bedrooms
Restaurant Bar and Lounges
15 function/conference rooms catering for us to 70 guests 3 suites for Civil Ceremonies


Reporting to the Head Chef/Sous Chef you will be leading the pastry section. You will be responsible for;

Order and stock control
Designing with the Head Chef menu items for afternoon tea, restaurant as well as banqueting menus
Producing plated desserts for all menus
Supervision of junior staff members to ensure consistent standards
Ensuring work is carried out meeting all food hygiene and health and safety requirements

The business is varied offering catering to Hotel Guests, In-house Conference Delegates, as well as guests from the local area. Barnett Hill is a popular wedding venue with weddings taking place in the 3 wedding suites. Duties include;

Preparation, production and service of food to the standard required in a timely and efficient manner
Assist with the preparation of daily/weekly orders for food and kitchen supplies adhering to stock control procedures as directed by the Head/Sous Chef.
Be responsible for receiving and storing of all relevant food and non food items.
Assist Head/Sous Chef with daily menu planning and composition as and when required.
To deputise for the Head Chef/Sous Chef in their absence as and when required including supervision of the kitchen, internal communication / attending meetings.
Practice and promote effective teamwork and communication amongst your direct work colleagues and colleagues in other departments.
Carry out daily cleaning duties within the kitchen as directed by the Head/Sous Chef in addition to following a 'clean as you go' policy.
Ensure compliance with inhouse HACCP and food hygiene, health and safety systems to ensure compliance.
Completing duties in a culture and with an attitude of always striving to exceed standards to promote improvements and raise the quality of feedback from all diners across the hotel.


Working 5 shifts per week 45 hrs per week.
Previous experience in a quality environment but is now seeking their first 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 a rosette standard.
Demonstrate flair and creativity to develop the hotels Afternoon Tea Menu.
Hold the experience to manage the multi menu requirements and busy banqueting operation.
Live locally or have the ability to relocate to the area with own transportation.


GBP23,000 - GBP25,000
4 weeks holiday increasing with service
8 Bank holidays
Free car parking
Employee uniform

Following completion of the company's 3 month probationary period access to 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