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IHG Executive Pastry Chef - InterContinental Hayman Island Resort in Hayman Island, Australia

Executive Pastry Chef - InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Job Number EMEAA18019

Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - Australia - Queensland - Hayman Island

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About us

Are you seeking an opportunity where you can combine a personal adventure with a career journey like no other? Fancy living in a world heritage area where the Whitsundays is your back yard and residing in a community that provides a dynamic and diverse living experience whilst you kick amazing life experiences off your list? And then, when you’re at work, grow and develop your hospitality experiencewithin a luxury service environment. Yes? Read on; because we’ve got live on island opportunity for an Executive Pastry Chef. As the world's largest family of luxury hotels, we all take great pride in being genuine ambassadors of the InterContinental® brand. Shaped by decades of international know-how and local insights, our passion for luxury travel spans cultures and customs. Inspiring us to create warm and sophisticated experiences for those seeking a richer perspective on the world. Each of our hotels cultivates a distinctive style and ambience where we embrace every opportunity to give our guests a personal and enriching experience. Nestled at the northernmost point of the Whitsundays, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort is located on Australia’s most iconic private island. Surrounded by verdant cliffs, crescent-shaped white beaches and celestial-blue sea, the Resort presents a spectacular sensory experience teeming with natural beauty and mindful enrichment. From the moment our guests step off their seaplane, helicopter or luxury yacht, they will discover an idyllic destination of privacy and pampering; where 168 beautifully-appointed rooms, basking in private pools, indulging in culinary artistry and soulful spa treatments are just the beginning.As we work towards reopening, we are now seeking motivated and dynamic professionals to join our team and bring the InterContinental life alive.

Your day to day

If you'd like to embrace a wider world of experiences and opportunities, we'd like to welcome you to the world's most international luxury hotel brand as a part of our Culinary team working across our grand palette of innovation; five new restaurants and bars will present an eclectic array off gastronomic delights and extraordinary local flavour. Each experience enriched by an otherworldly setting of tropical rainforests or the crystal waters of the Coral Sea, from the all-new beach front Pool Club to the reimagined dining icon, Pacific. To support our Director of Kitchens in bringing it all to life, we require strong kitchen leaders with the ability to inspire our colleagues, and who have the genuine care to train and develop a high performing team. An Executive Pastry Chef who will lead their team and assist in managing the daily kitchen operations of our diverse Food & Beverage Operation, with a focus on the Pastry Kitchen. Great restaurant memories come from many places. The sights, sounds, scents and, importantly, the food. Working within the reimagined restaurants, bars and event offerings on the island, your passion for presentation and dedication to delivering flavour will complete each guest’s experience. Working alongside our broader culinary team and leading our Pastry team you’ll create some of our guests’ favourite culinary moments. The perfect complement to the unique personalised service provided by our world class front of house team. This role encompasses all the normal things you would expect from such a role; an opportunity to focus on the pastries and let your ingredient knowledge, creativity and culinary skills shine whilst leading and developing your team. From high teas and desserts to sweet treats and savouries, you’ll be at the forefront of the Pastry team and the delivery of delights across the resorts venues, corporate functions and special events.

What we need from you

So if you’re charismatic, approachable, and passionate about exceeding guest’s culinary expectations and playing a key role within the Kitchen Brigade - this is your opportunity to work in this unique environment and fast track your career. Our passionate foodies and experienced leaders must have:• A formal Commercial Cookery Certification• A minimum of 2 years experience as a Pastry Chef or Chef de Cuisine, Pastry or be a talented Sous Chef, Pastry ready for their next challenge.• Demonstrated performance in a hotel or resort environment, preferably in a complex property with multiple restaurants, bars and banqueting department• Strong skill base and experience in providing offerings from the Pastry Kitchen to compliment a la carte, banqueting and buffet food production• Hands On style, who understands and can deliver on the expectations of a modern and contemporary guest experience• Possess great attention to detail• Demonstrated performance leading a successful team• Excellent time management skills• Superior communication skills• A working knowledge and understanding of HACCP procedures, including the training of colleagues in procedures• Rostering, ordering & payroll knowledge will be highly regarded You will be a change agent with the ability to work alongside a team and collaborate with key stakeholders with a sense of urgency. Strategic thinking, the ability to explore new ways of working and an open mind around how we can drive the Resort forward and deliver unrivalled guest journeys will be highly advantageous. You must also hold the appropriate work rights to work within Australia alongside an open Australian driver’s license and be flexible to work weekends and evenings as required; commencing from early to mid August 2020.

What we offer

IHG are more than just great places to stay, we are also one of Australia’s best employers. We are looking for exceptional people like you to greet the world and be the spark that makes us even better. Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care: that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve. We will give you every opportunity to grow vertically, functionally, geographically, and personally. As part of the IHG family with more than 5,300 hotels in over 100 countries, the world is your oyster - visit www.http://careers.ihg.com to find out more about us.

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