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IHG Pastry Chef - Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal

As Pastry Chef, I will fully comprehend the vision of Six Senses to help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them and our values of local sensitivity and global sensibility, crafted experiences, emotional hospitality, responsible and caring, fun and quirky and pioneering wellness.

Sustainability, Wellness and Out of the Ordinary experiences are at the core of everything we do at Six Senses. I will safeguard these pillars and its strategic planning and development and ensure all directives, practices and initiatives are implemented, embraced, adopted within the hotel/resort.

Duties and Responsibilities

As Pastry Chef, I will assume full responsibility for the efficient operation Culinary department to provide exceptional product and service within brand operating standards.

The duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Manage all aspects of the Pastry Kitchen. Supervise the preparation, baking and finishing of desserts, breads and baked goods in accordance with brand standards.

  • Develop, test, and cost out new recipes and menu items for the Pastry Shop/Bakery. Maintain updated and accurate recipes and costing of all products prepared.

  • Continually focus on the rejuvenation of pastries and constantly assess offerings to remain relevant and in line with Eat With Six Senses practices.

  • Monitor sorting of food and material waste for efficient food wastage removal for composting.

  • Establish purchasing practices that meet the requirements of the Six Senses nutrition and sustainability platforms.

  • Instill a cost-focused philosophy through training and education.

  • Operate the department consistent with all legal, statutory and financial requirements and documentation, reporting systems, contractual obligations, security and safety protocols, communications, product and service standards, host management practices and budgetary controls are implemented, reviewed and maintained to ensure the successful operation of the hotel.


To execute the position of Pastry Chef, I must have the required qualifications, technical skills and experience in a similar role in luxury hotels with proven results and includes the following:

Possess a Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Culinary Arts, plus 5+ years of experience as a chef, pastry chef, baker or equivalent; or equivalent combination of education and culinary/kitchen operations experience with specialized training in pastry.

Fluent in English and Portuguese; I understand that additional languages are preferred.

EU Work permit.

The above is intended to provide an overview of the role and responsibilities for a Pastry Chef at Six Senses Douro Valley. It is not and does not infer that the above is an inclusive and/or exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities inherent in the position.

Six Senses Douro Valley is an equal opportunity employer. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

At IHG, we’ve made a promise. As one of the world’s leading hotel groups, we’re here to deliver True Hospitality for Good. Making our guests and colleagues feel welcome, cared for, recognised and respected – wherever they are in the world. Want to be part of the journey?

You’re about to be the author of this journey that takes you through life’s undiscovered passageways, hidden treasures and meaningful experiences.

It’s a story unlike any other. Out of the ordinary, one could say.

A journey across lands and seas, a tale about what it means to connect to the world around us.

Let the journey begin...

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At IHG Hotels & Resorts, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We firmly believe that all our colleagues deserve to be treated equally and have the same opportunities to develop and grow their skills within our business and provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and colleagues without regard to an individual's, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.