1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Culinary


Auckland Airport, New Zealand



Executive Pastry Chef



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Company Description

Te Arikinui Pullman Auckland Airport, located right on the doorstep of Auckland International Airport. With 311 generously appointed guestrooms, the Pullman offers an unparalleled 5-Star Airport Hotel experience that is authentically New Zealand.

From the moment guests step into our informal lobby hub to the panoramic views offered by our rooftop bar and dining area, Te Kaahu beckons a rare opportunity to revel in luxury and soak in the mesmerizing sunset stretching from the Manukau Harbour to the heart of Auckland City.

Te Kaahu, inspired by the spirit of discovery, past, present, and future, promises to be a destination where culinary excellence meets the splendor of New Zealand's rich Māori heritage. We are dedicated to delivering an unforgettable dining journey, one that encapsulates the essence of Aotearoa’s unique culture and breathtaking landscapes.

Job Description

This position is responsible for assisting the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef with operations of the kitchen and responsible for supervising the Pastry Kitchen; ensuring that food standards, preparation, ordering, presentation and cooking techniques are carried out according to established recipes and standards.

  • Hands on supervision of the restaurant, kitchen / pastry kitchen and other relevant areas where pastry items are offered
  • In the pastry kitchen and relevant pastry areas, strive continually for innovative, quality and value for money food which is presented and served in the most complementary way
  • Lead the team by setting a positive example
  • Assist Executive Chef with pastry / dessert menu preparation and ensuring adequate supplies are available for expected service
  • Ensure the highest possible standard of hygiene is practiced and maintained by the entire Food & Beverage team to meet Health & Safety regulations and food preparation guidelines


  • Previous 5+ years experience in Executive Pastry Chef/Pastry Chef roles in hotels
  • Experience of a 5-star luxury hotel atmosphere is highly advantageous
  • Demonstrate leadership experience
  • Computer literate with administrative skills
  • A strong understanding of food cost and control
  • Knowledge of food safety requirements
  • Must have all-round experience in baking, pastry production, sugar and chocolate artwork i.e.
    • Fully capable of techniques and creation of showpieces and praline;
    • Experience with sugar paste, royal icing and piping;
    • Advanced experience in baking savoury and sweet dishes such as cakes, Artisan pastries, bread and pies;
    • Extensive cake decorating;
    • Strong understanding of production in pastry for banquets and A La Carte

Additional Information

This is a Full Time role with guaranteed 40 hours per week, a competitive salary range of $75,000.00 - $80,000.00 and Accors range of Global Benefits.

  • Learn your Way - Access to our Accor Academy so you can Earn while you Learn!
  • Work Your Way - Flexibility to ensure a work life balance!
  • Incredible Accor Heartist Benefits - including discounted Food & Beverage + Accommodation Worldwide
  • Accor's refer-a-friend bonus
  • Meals on shift 
  • Paid Parking at Auckland Airport
  • Paid Birthday Leave
  • Paid Wellness Leave
  • Refer a Friend Incentive
  • Accor's Parental Leave Scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

We are an inclusive company, and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent. We offer reasonable adjustments to support you. If you require an adjustment to be made during the recruitment process, you're welcome to let us know.

Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.


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