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Mar 03, 2021

Pastry Chef/Cake Decorator

  • The Talent Experts
  • Durban, South Africa
Full time Hospitality-Hotel

Job Description

The Opportunity
If you’re looking for creative freedom and the chance to love what you do again, look no further!

Is this you?

You are a hands-on creative, that expresses themselves through pastry and cake. You have a keen eye for details and have a passion for baking cakes and desserts. You’re self-motivated and are interested in conceptual developments, all while sticking to a strict schedule!

What you’ll be doing (and why you’ll enjoy it)

You will be reporting into the R&D Director and have the opportunity to be at the forefront of technological and product developments within the baking industry. You will be responsible for executing products from concept to launch. You will be in charge of compiling and checking ingredient lists, packaging and reporting all necessary information needed for accurate product development. You will be working on a new technology that is at the forefront of cake decorating and will be in charge of the machine and ensuring you understand how it works.

Where you’ll be doing it

You will be based in the factory of a specialist desserts and frozen goods organisation. The organisation is a part of a larger international frozen food company- even your mom has heard of this one!

What you’ll need

A diploma or equivalent in pastry/cake decorating with a focus on novelty cakes/chocolate work and fondant. You must have at least 6 years of cake decorating experience and the ability to manage projects on your own. An advanced knowledge of Excel is needed and previous experience working with HACCP, GMP, FSSC and ISO is required.

You must not have any dietary requirements as you will be required to taste as you work. No smokers will be considered (this includes non-tobacco products and vaping) as this will impair sensory ability during tasting.

What you’ll get

The opportunity to be involved in product development and exciting projects, all while working with a fantastic team and receiving a competitive package.

How to apply

For a confidential discussion please send your CV AND portfolio to email

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