1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Culinary


The Savoy, London, United Kingdom



Pastry Commis Chef, The Savoy


Luxury & Lifestyle

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Company Description

The Savoy, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, is one of the world's most iconic hotels. A renowned leaders in the hospitality industry, The Savoy has a reputation for outstanding service and excellence. Originally built in 1889, the hotel has a rich history and has played host to royalty, world leaders and legends of the stage and screen. Today, colleagues pride themselves on being innovative and inspirational, delivering the very best in five star luxury. Passionate about developing and promoting talent, The Savoy offers unwavering support and recognition to colleagues, as well as having a very competitive benefits plan.

Job Description

Job title: Commis Chef for Pastry (48-hours contract)
Department: Pastry Kitchen
Inspired and Supported by: Head Pastry Chef
Salary: £33,450 (including service charge)

Your purpose will be:
To work with a brigade of talented chefs to produce 5-star quality food for our guests

You will be accountable for:

  • Preparing the ingredients, the mise en place, and the dishes during service for our distinctive 5-star cuisine
  • Supporting the kitchen team where you are needed the most, to ensure a smooth service and great teamwork

Your key responsibilities & contribution will be:

  • Following the recipes and preparing the mise en place, to ensure the quality and consistency of our extraordinary 5-star cuisine for our guests
  • Enhancing our offering by sharing your fresh ideas and recipes
  • Learning and complying with the food hygiene, health & safety and COVID19 policies of the hotel, for the safety of our guests and team
  • Maintaining a clean and organised kitchen environment, through daily tasks such as stock taking and cleaning records
  • Playing an active part in our team by attending kitchen briefings and hotel meetings as requested by your leader
  • Reporting any problems you identify to your leader, and always looking for ways to do things better




  • 1-2 years experience in the hospitality industry or on a culinary education course
  • Passion for and understanding of 5-star hospitality and what it takes to deliver it
  • Strong communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Confidence in speaking with colleagues at all levels in the hotel
  • Enthusiastic and positive personality, with the ability to build trusting relationships with others
  • Proven organisation skills and ability to meet deadlines with quality results


  • Experience working in 5-star hospitality
  • A passion for learning and development

Please note that we believe in flexibility and multi-skilling, and you may be asked to do different tasks from time to time to enable us to meet the needs of our guests and colleagues.

Additional Information

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary and benefits including pension and life assurance
  • 31 days of holiday including public holidays (increase to 33 days after 5 years)
  • Cashback scheme for everyday wellbeing/healthcare expenses including Perkbox
  • Special rates for Savoy colleagues and their friends & family and discount across Accor hotels worldwide
  • Fantastic colleague rates in Fairmont and Raffles hotels worldwide that includes friends & family
  • Free stay at The Savoy after successful completion of probation
  • 50% discount at our iconic American & Beaufort Bars
  • 50% discount at our world-famous Afternoon Tea
  • 50% discount at our spa and florist
  • 50% discount at Gordon Ramsay's River Restaurant and Savoy Grill
  • 20% at Gordon Ramsay restaurants outside the hotel and restaurant 1890
  • Laundry services & dry cleaning for uniformed and non-uniformed colleagues
  • Colleague gym facility and Virgin Active gym membership discount
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Annual optician reimbursements for eye tests and glasses
  • English language classes
  • Colleague restaurant
  • Local F&B, retail and gym discounts
  • Interfaith prayer room
  • Wellness room
  • Cycle to work scheme

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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