Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants

Executive Pastry Chef (m/f)


Looking for a new challenge?

On behalf of our client, an ultra-luxury resort in Fiji, we are looking for a Executive Pastry Chef


Complete responsibility for directing training, supervising, planning, coordinating, of all areas within the culinary department including any projects requested by the Executive Chef of the Resort; ensuring a quality product for our guests, and secure profit margins while maintaining the Corporate image of the Company Mission and Vision.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensures consistency and highest quality in the taste, presentation and appropriate food temperature for food served in all kitchens, including staff restaurants
  • Be in control of an operation of 40 staff and give full support to the Executive Chef
  • Support all operations of all 5 Guest restaurant and bars, and 3 staff restaurants
  • Ensures the quality and cleanliness to the minimum standards.
  • Ensures maximum creativity to be achieved and shared with the local colleagues.
  • Interacts with guests in a personal manner and creates special dining experiences.
  • Responsible for ensuring smooth and effective communication among the staff
  • Ensures that staffs are fully aware and complies with the international HACCP and LHW guidelines, has full appreciation and respect for the cleaning standards.
  • Focus on using biological and local ingredients. Help build specials relationships with the local fisherman and farmers
  • Develops and implements new menus and dishes. A maximum of creativity and hand on work attitude is required
  • Works closely with the farm and hydroponic managers to ensure all necessary products will be available all time and planting schedules established and carried out
  • Conducts regular tour of the front and back of house to check that all equipment is in working order and standards are adhered to.
  • Liaises and works closely with the Chief Steward in monitoring and ensuring that all cleaning is properly done and according to schedule and Executive Chefs standards
  • Maintains proper and adequate controls over purchase orders and requisitions
  • Monitors on monthly food inventory turnover and slow moving items
  • Ensures that purchasing, receiving and all storage are efficiently handled and that the goods purchased conform to the resort’s specification
  • Reviews food cost analysis on a daily basis to maintain in line with budget and forecast
  • Ensures progressive training for on the job skills and technical job knowledge, the passion for training the local chefs is the upmost importance of the company’s expectations.
  • To be humble and understanding of the isolation. This is an island resort so a different lifestyle to what the normal is. Must be open to adapt to this different environment setting

Education, Experience and Personal Attributes:

  • The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree or related culinary degree with 3 or more years of industry and culinary management experience.
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in similar role in a high-end resort environment, boutique resort experience is a plus, as well as work and live experience in remote environment / islands is always a good skillset to already have obtained
  • A high level of creativity and passion for food with experience in various world cuisines preferred
  • Strong passion for training. It is all about the growth of the local chefs.
  • The ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on client and customer services is essential to success in this role.
  • Previous experience with controlling food and labor cost, demonstration cooking, menu development, and pricing and development of culinary team is a must


If you are interested in this opportunity, please use the “online application” option below. 

If you are already registered with Konen & Lorenzen please contact us directly via Email and kindly mention the reference SLi40912.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants
Wisma Lim Foo Yong Suite 704, 86 Jalan Raja Chula
50200  Kuala Lumpur
Frau Donna Koh
Administrative Officer
+6 03 2141 2708
+6 03 2141 2711 (Fax)