Head Pastry Chef, Dublin

Haddington House is looking to hire a Head Pastry Chef (HPC) for our Parlour Afternoon Tea service, based in Dublin, Ireland. We’re looking for a chef who will:
  • initially assume direct responsibility for our Parlour Afternoon Tea service,
  • develop our Parlour evening snack menu,
  • oversee the Oliveto dessert menu,
  • produce pastries/cakes for our morning breakfast into mid-morning service.

The ambition of the company is to establish Haddington House as an independent five star hotel with multiple culinary offerings throughout the hotel. Our culture is to teach, develop and nurture talent.

Key Tasks
The ideal candidate will:

  • take full responsibility for running the pastry/bakery offering across HH
  • continue to improve our offering across Oliveto, Parlour and breakfast
  • prepare all foods under the direction of our Executive Head Chef
  • be a proactive lead in compiling seasonal menus, keeping abreast of current food trends
  • continue to grow our own prouct development and nurture a learning culture with your team
  • take responsibility for stock, waste, production and GP performance
  • ensure all deliveries are properly checked, labelled, rotated and stored in line with HACCP standards
  • adhere to cleanliness rules and SOPs
  • ensure a high standard of personal hygiene, uniform appearance and organisation

Personal Features

  • Passion – for all things pastry related and a determination to keep pushing for excellence
  • Attention to detail – it is essential that the you have a strong attention to detail as this is a very multi-faceted role
  • Initiative – in line with your main responsibilities, demonstrate a willingness to develop, improve, show initiative and an appetite to contribute to our menu creation
  • Flexibility – you must be flexible especially in unexpected situations when the business may ask you to work additional hours to plug a hole
  • Stress Tolerance – stress levels are high in kitchens. A good HPC has a good stress tolerance and can show calmness and control for other staff to follow

Job Requirements

  • Located in Haddington House, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
  • Scheduled week is Mon-Sun but roster format is designed to allow for two days off together (unless operational issues dictate a change)
  • Average working week is 44 hours
  • Three month probation period
  • Accommodation can be provided in the short term

If you would like to join our team, please get in touch with us indicating your experience and we can arrange a Facetime or Skype chat.
Please send your cv and a cover email to 

Head Pastry Chef job in Dublin

Department Food & Beverage

Reporting to Executive Head Chef