1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Culinary


Sofitel London St James Hotel, London, United Kingdom



Pastry Sous Chef


Luxury & Lifestyle

Company Description

At Sofitel London St James, we redefine luxury by treating a stay as more than just a temporary pause—it's an opportunity for guests to fall in love with a unique blend of refined luxury and playful indulgence. Our commitment to excellence transcends the ordinary, and we invite you to join a team that specialises in transforming stays into enchanting tales. We take immense pride in creating a playfully elegant and meaningful experience for both our guests and ourselves. Our commitment to fostering a workplace culture that values diversity, encourages professional growth, and recognises individual contributions ensures that each team member feels appreciated and empowered in their role. Apply now to embark on a career that transcends expectations and celebrates the art of hospitality.

Job Description

Are you a passionate and skilled Pastry Chef seeking a new opportunity to showcase your talents in a Michelin-starred restaurant? Join the pastry team at Wild Honey St James, within the luxurious ambiance of Sofitel London St James.

As the new Pastry Sous Chef, you will be the visionary behind our pastry offerings, collaborating closely with our Head Chef to bring ground-breaking creations to life. With your expertise, you will infuse every dessert with meticulous attention to detail, setting the bar high for taste, texture, and presentation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the culinary team to conceptualise and develop innovative pastry creations.
  • In charge of daily preparation and production of pastries, desserts, and baked goods.
  • Uphold rigorous standards of hygiene, cleanliness, and food safety to guarantee the utmost quality and freshness.
  • Oversee the training and development of junior pastry team members.
  • Contribute to menu planning and special event preparations.
  • Drive efficiency in kitchen operations and uphold our uncompromising commitment to quality, ensuring every aspect of our pastry production meets the highest standards.


  • Proven experience as a Pastry Sous Chef or similar role within a high-end culinary environment.
  • Creative flair and a strong understanding of flavour combinations and presentation.
  • Proficiency in a variety of pastry techniques, including decorating, and plating.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure kitchen.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Culinary degree or relevant certifications is highly desirable.

Additional Information

Discover a world of unparalleled perks tailored just for you:

  • Competitive Salary, Service Charge and Loyalty bonus.
  • Employee Benefit Card – Discounted rates at Accor properties worldwide.
  • Free Stays in the UK or Ireland (4 nights/year) – Create unforgettable memories with your loved ones.
  • Sofitel Experience – Enjoy a luxurious night at our hotel, complete with a delightful breakfast.
  • Complimentary Meals While on Duty.
  • Special Rates in F&B, Rooms & Spa – Treat yourself to luxury at unbeatable prices.
  • Be Part of the Largest Hospitality Group in Europe.
  • Exceptional Training and Development Opportunities through Apprenticeship Program.
  • Global Growth Opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Program with 24/7 GP Access – Your well-being is our priority.
  • Make a Difference with Corporate Social Responsibility and be a part of positive change.
  • Social Events and Activities.

And that's just the beginning! Join us and let your professional journey be an unforgettable adventure!


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Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

Why work for Accor?
We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.
By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit: https://careers.accor.com/

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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