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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/02/2022.

Pastry Chef Lead

Job Reference: J223-A-22-2989

The London Clinic
Hotel Services
Up to £32,000 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a Pastry Chef Lead to join our Kitchen Department.  This is an exciting opportunity based at our Main Hospital  in Central London with a competitive salary on offer.

Established in 1932, The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest independently owned non-profit hospitals, with state-of-the-art facilities located on Harley Street. We have circa 1300 employees, a total of 8 premises, and we are dedicated to providing the best, personalised healthcare with a breadth of surgical and medical expertise. 

Job Description

As a key member of the Kitchen Department you will lead in a comprehensive management of all aspects of the pastry operation and work towards building a first-class consistent food product delivery of pastry menu development, you will be working closely with the Executive Chef & responsible for developing all juniors within pastry


  • Job Type: Full Time, permanent position.
  • Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Sunday within the hours of 7am – 10pm.
  • Location: The London Clinic Administration Building, 1 Park Square West, London, NW1 4LJ
  • Benefits package: We offer a comprehensive package including a contributory pension scheme (total annual contribution up to 20%), Private Medical Healthcare, 33 days annual leave (inclusive), as well as a wide range of other benefits. We also offer excellent career development opportunities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Report to the senior Sous /Executive sous chef and maintain total responsibility for the day to day running of the pastry kitchen.
  • Coordinate all daily tasks with the kitchen Team including events & special Patients.
  • Provide a full handover for each shift in the format chosen and implemented by the senior Sous Chef with no deviation.
  • Able to estimate the daily production needs to ensure food waste is kept to a minimum always checking daily event lists.
  • Knowledge of all standard procedures and policies pertaining to food preparation, receiving, storage, COSHH, HACCP, and food safety legislation.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience working as a Pastry Junior Sous or Pastry Sous Chef.
  • Full understanding of UK food production laws & requirements
  • Minimum Level 3 food hygiene or higher
  • Previous experience within Healthcare or a Hotel or large scale catering facility.


The London Clinic has a supportive and warm working culture where your contribution is valued, and you can help us provide the best, personalised healthcare, and deliver our three core values of; Caring, Inspiring and Pioneering.We are an organisation that has charitable status and this helps us to drive forward our mission of reinvesting our income to deliver better patient outcomes.

The London Clinic is proud of its diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We absolutely welcome applicants from underrepresented groups; if you think you have the skills and experience for the job, please apply - we would love to hear from you regardless of your background.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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