Pastry Chef

The Department of Parliamentary Services delivers impartial, professional and innovative services to support the Parliament of Victoria. Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported. . Our employees are the key to our success and bring new and innovative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work in the delivery of quality services to support the work of the Parliament.
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Department: Parliament of Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Hospitality and Tourism
Classification: PoV4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/002591C
Closing Date: 24-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 002591C - Position Description - Pastry Chef.pdf (PDF, 161KB)

Contact: Paul McConville

Position Details

Pastry Chef
Department of Parliamentary Services, Parliament of Victoria,

  • Work at the iconic Victorian Parliament House
  • Full-time, fixed term 12 months

About the role

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced and passionate Pastry Chef to contribute to a quality, professional culinary operation that celebrates seasonal and local Victorian produce.

You be responsible for the design and delivery of all pastry items across the Parliament's restaurants, café and events, developing pastry items to the highest quality of both presentation and flavours that our customers will come back for.

About you

The successful candidate will have experience leading a pastry kitchen or section in commercial kitchens, with the ability to produce contemporary pastry items for café and restaurant settings as well as banqueting, functions and events.

You will have demonstrated experience in the application of OHS, HACCP, food safety regulations and requirements for commercial kitchens and catering functions.

Similarly, you will also have experience developing recipes and techniques which ensures consistent high-quality items whilst minimising wastage, exercising portion control and controlling costs.

Why join us?

We offer a supportive work culture and flexible work/life balance - the nature and scope of flexible options available will depend on the requirements of the position. You are encouraged to discuss flexible arrangements with the hiring manager during the recruitment process. 

We understand that your health and wellbeing are integral to your success and have a range of benefits to ensure your physical and mental health are supported. These include access to health and wellbeing initiatives. 

Your professional development is important to us. That's why we have a dedicated learning and development framework, along with development programs and targeted in-house training to support your professional growth.  

When you excel at your work and initiate innovative solutions or go above and beyond to demonstrate our values of impartiality, responsiveness, respect, accountability, integrity, and leadership, you will be recognised for your efforts through our reward and recognition program. 

For more information about a career with us, visit our website. 

How to apply

Using the "Apply Now" button, please include your resume and a brief cover letter (1 page) broadly outlining your experience and how it directly relates to the position.

The process from here

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview conducted by a selection panel. This interview may take place in our offices located in the Melbourne CBD or online.

Preferred candidates will additionally be required to participate in a supervised kitchen trial to assess technical skills.

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If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process for this role, please contact Parliament's Recruitment Team via email  or on (03) is 03 8682 2842.

COVID-19 compliance

Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption prior to commencing employment.

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