Pastry Sous Chef


Heidi are looking for new bakery and pastry team members in Windsor, UK

Heidi is a young group of six bakery coffee shops in the Western Home Counties. Our branches are busy outlets that sell a range of bakery products, all made from scratch by our team.

We’re looking to fill the following positions in our kitchen team, working under our new Head Chef Vincenzo Maio:

  • Patisserie / pastry chef (entremets, gateaux, tarts, cakes etc)
  • Tourier / viennoiserie chef (croissant, brioche, pastry etc)
  • Savoury chef (pizza, quiche, bread etc)

Key Benefits

  • Salary depending £11 – £15 per hour depending on experience (£25,740 – £35,100)
  • 20% department store discount
  • Food and drink when on shift
  • 3% employer pension contribution
  • No evening work

Role Specifications

  • 2+ years working in a bakery, restaurant or other food service pastry environment
  • Desire and drive to help us move into a new kitchen facility
  • Customer-facing skills – we want our customers to know our chefs
  • Training or experience in bakery products with a traditional French foundation
  • Good production knowledge for the relevant bakery items we produce according to the position
  • An interest in menu development according to events, seasons and marketing promotions
  • Food Hygiene Level 2 certificate and experience in working in a food safe environment

Brexit / UK VISA

We recognise that our new new chefs may come from the European Union and that Brexit has created some difficulties around this.

We are approaching this as a medium / long term role and are committed to ensuring we are able to offer the role to the right candidate.

Therefore we will happily sponsor the correct candidate through the UK’s new immigration and visa requirements.

About Us

Heidi is a quick-service bakery with six restaurants and ambitious expansion plans for more.

Our bakeries have open kitchens and rely on unpretentious but high-quality French-style patisserie to get people of all demographics through the door for breakfast, lunch-time and tea.

We’re high footfall sites that rely on a solid product base with good margins to provide our customers a good meal at good value.

We produce the vast majority of our food from two central kitchens based in central-Windsor (SL4 1DP).

Relocating to Windsor

For many candidates looking at this, we understand that relocation to Windsor may be required.

For those relocating, we are willing to consider financial assistance to help ensure the move is a smooth as possible. This may be transport help or costs, or assistance with accommodation whilst you find somewhere permanent to stay.

Windsor is a beautiful town well known to tourists because of its famous Castle and Royal residents. The town benefits from fantastic local shops and facilities, as well as stunning surroundings in the town centre, adjacent Eton – as well as the beautiful Royal parks.

The town is also conveniently located, minutes from the major M4 motorway and a 25 minute train journey into central London.

Role Profile

  • 45 hours a week in our central kitchen (SL4 1DP)
  • Reporting to our head Chef Vincenzo Maio (Alain Ducasse, Disney Cruises)
  • Hourly rate between £11 – £15 depending on experience
  • Flexible working schedule according to the demands of the kitchen
  • Based in Daniel department store, Windsor, but with move to new central kitchen shortly

Our Food

Pastries / viennoiserie (Tourier role): croissant range, brioche range, doughnuts etc

Savouries (Savoury chef role)Pizza, quiche, filled croissant, filled pizza, croque monsieur, sandwiches, baguettes

Sweet (Patisserie role): Tarts, sponge cakes, standard French patisserie range, more complex French entremets

Other: Salads, french baguettes

And a lot of tea and coffee


Role Address

Daniel dept store
120-124 Peascod Street

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