Job Description

Do you have previous experience of pastry production? Are you a collaborative person with the ability to motivate and inspire great team working? Do you have experience of working in a busy environment? Do you want to work for an inspiring company in the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon?

We are looking for an experienced Pastry Chef to assist in the efficient running and delivery of all bakery products, cakes and desserts served at the RSC including public, staff and event catering in our Cafes, Bars, Rooftop Restaurant .

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What will I receive:

  • Full training and personal development
  • Work for a prestigious brand with an excellent reputation
  • Permanent contract and guaranteed hours
  • RSC benefits package including 25 days holiday
  • Share of the TRONC
  • One complimentary ticket for each production in any one season and one additional £10.00 ticket.
  • Access to the RSC Ofsted outstanding’ children’s nursery
  • No split shifts
  • Consecutive days off as standard
  • No evening dinner service unless exclusive, private dining is required
  • Reduced working hours on Sundays if required to work

As a Pastry Chef at the RSC you will work closely with the Executive Head Chef to:

  • Work collaboratively with other RSC departments to deliver functions and events to their specification and to a consistently high standard
  • Drive rotation of all menus on offer, both seasonally and in line with the changing artistic programme
  • Ensure standards are meticulous and every cake, dessert, pastry item is created and looks perfect
  • Be involved in food tastings or when there are seasonal variations to the menu
  • Maintain awareness of market developments and industry trends among suppliers and competitors deriving the implication for action from information and insight.
  • Train and develop other chefs to deliver finished dishes/desserts to an agreed standard in readiness for pre theatre service.
  • Plan ahead making sure that any cover required in the pastry has been adequately trained before working to ensure consistency of product

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Have previous experience for pastry production at a senior level within a busy and high-profile establishment
  • Have strong leadership skills combined with a proven ability in management and communication
  • Be a motivational, inspirational pastry chef with ideas and innovative ways of working
  • Be a self-motivated and pro-active approach with the ability to work flexibly, multitask and deliver in a pressured environment.
  • Have appropriate Food Safety Qualifications and be able to demonstrate high standards of health and safety practice
  • Always work in a clean and safe manner.

This is a full-time, permanent position based in Stratford-upon-Avon. You will be working 48 hours per week, five days out of seven, including evenings and weekends.

The RSC strives for excellence, and values integrity, inclusion, ambition, and innovation. We act with respect, show leadership and build resilient ways of working in all our activities.

We aim to create a welcoming, supportive environment which is happy, healthy and safe. We place great importance upon developing a diverse, highly motivated and energised workforce to help achieve our priorities. We put our values at the heart of everything we do.

All applications should be made online using the RSC website. If you need any assistance when applying, please email (see below)

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all individuals.

The Royal Shakespeare Company (no. 212481) is a registered charity.