Assistant Pastry

ORGANIZATION: Explora Journeys


LINE MANAGER: Assistant CDP Pastry



The primary responsibility of the Assistant Pastry is the preparation of Pastry items that require basic professional skills.



  • Assist the Pastry Chef to produce pastries on time and in line with Company standards and recipes.
  • Prepare all required Pastry recipes as instructed, following the Menus, Recipes, Guidelines & Methods provided.
  • Complete basic tasks such as creams, ice cream, and preparation of basic doughs.
  • Possess knowledge and ability to use general techniques such as the use of a piping bag.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by complying with USPH and Company Regulations.
  • Able to work in any section of the Pastry Department and demonstrate methods and recipes to subordinates.
  • Produce and maintain the expected level of food quality in the assigned area and according to instructions from the Pastry Chef.
  • Maintain quality and consistency in taste, presentation, and appearance, according to recipes and pictures.
  • Communicate relevant provision issues to Chef De Partie on a daily basis.
  • Possess a good knowledge of Pastry and an understanding of culinary terms.
  • Possess knowledge of the United States Public Health rules and regulations, and ensure that they are followed on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that the pastry/adjacent areas are ready for an announced or unannounced inspection, performed by Ship Management or local authorities.
  • Control and maintain all Pastry equipment distributed to staff, ensuring that it is cleaned and/or sanitized and returned in an acceptable condition after each use.
  • Responsible for cost containment through the proper use, handling, and maintenance of records, reports, supplies, and equipment within his assigned section.
  • Ensure that all safety procedures are followed.
  • Attend early stand-by for any inspection.


  • Good Pastry Skills.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the field, in a luxury hospitality establishment or upscale cruise line.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Communicate effectively with the senior management.
  • Experienced in coaching subordinates.
  • Must be cost and quality conscious.
  • Adhere to specific scheduled work hours, yet be flexible if circumstances require it.
  • High School education or international equivalent.
  • Pastry School degree.
  • Food Hygiene Certification.



  • Possess a valid passport and seaman book.


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