This position may also be called: Pastry Man, Assistant Cook – Pastry, Confectioner, Pastry Trainee
The Pastry Chef is the person behind the creation of many of the well-known fancy desserts and other delicious pastries on the cruise ship. On a large ship they have to work with others, but on a smaller ship, they will often work alone.
The Pastry Chef may be in charge of the Pastry department, or may answer to a Pastry Chef Supervisor on some larger ships. They are responsible to ensure the best quality in their creation of the many delicacies in their ship’s restaurants:
Applicants for the Pastry Chef position need to have a Culinary Diploma, and possibly may need to meet patisserie qualifications. A minimum of two years of experience is needed in a five-star luxury hotel or similar establishment. You will also need to speak good English, have leadership abilities and computer knowledge. Promotions are possible.