Senior Pastry Chef

July 19, 2017
Food and Beverage Jobs
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Uniworld owns and operates a fleet of thirteen intimate, boutique river cruise ships on the European waterways which cater exclusively to English-speaking clients. Trade the ordinary for the extraordinary and take this opportunity to become a Senior Pastry Chef in a dynamic company that recognises the commitment and enthusiasm of its employees.  

Senior Pastry Chef on board of a river ship – Uniworld is waiting for You!

As a Senior Pastry Chef, you will be responsible for all aspects of the pastry department in cooperation with another Senior Pastry Chef. You will report directly to the Culinary Director.

You will:

  • Ensure smooth running and good cooperation amongst all departments and crew members
  • Prepare, coach and train crew members
  • Come up with new innovations, ideas in cooperation and after approval by the Culinary Director
  • Be responsible for quality control in your department
  • Supervise,- replace (relief) chefs/cooks in the fleet according to your schedule or in emergencies
  • Maintain all culinary structures, standards, recipes in liaise with the Culinary Director
  • Focus on food production, presentations, efficiency, limit wastages and making immediate corrections if necessary
  • Ensure correct service in timely manner and progress of all served dishes
  • Motivate your teams and ensure that full instructions are given on regular bases
  • Work very closely with the Corporate Chefs and Food purchasing manager
  • Be responsible and accountable for checking that menu cycles and recipes are followed, cost control within budgets, HACCP standards etc
  • Visit the most spectacular destinations in Europe


  • Are an innovative, proactive and service orientated team player with strong communication skills
  • Have experience in boutique 5* operation in a similar role (min. 5 years of experience in pastry, head of department positions)
  • Preferably have experience in ship operation
  • Have high standard of regional and international pastry,- bakery background
  • Are passionate about the product
  • Have ability to communicate and conduct business in English (must), Italian or French are a bonus
  • Have very good computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Preferably have experience with the program MXP
  • Like challenges and are not afraid of high expectations and standards
  • Are a citizen of the EU or have a valid working Visa in EU or Switzerland
  • Want to become part of The Best!


  • Are a company with strong values. We are committed to our responsibilities.
  • Know that our crew is essential for the success of Uniworld. That is why we provide you with
  • Competitive remuneration package and regular holidays
  • Contracts according to Swiss law with all social security benefits and full medical insurance
  • Take your career seriously: provide on-going development opportunities and promote within the organisation
  • Are looking for You!

Are you an enthusiastic, service orientated and flexible team player with a good sense of humor? And are you looking for an opportunity to gain working experience in a dynamic and international company in the travel industry?

Apply online now!

Work Experience Requirements

All applicants must have previous experience in working on a Cruise Ship, in a 4/5* Hotel or in an Upscale Restaurant.

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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