Le Dessert - Hong Kong

About Le Dessert


Le Dessert is a new pastry concept developed by La Compagnie Francaise Ltd. that is being rolled out in Hong Kong. We stand for French, Fluffy and Fresh cakes. French because we take our inspiration in the generous family-style French pastry tradition. Fluffy because all our cakes are made of Chantilly cream, obtained from genuine milk cream from the Normandie region. And fresh because we aim to mount our cakes live and right before the eyes of our customers.


We’ve rolled out live “pastry station” at various events organized by prestigious brands (Chanel, Cartier, Sephora, Maje, Sandro… ) and in May 2019 we opened our first retail flagship in Lab Concept, one of the most dynamic mall situated at the very center of Hong Kong Island. In May 2020 we opened our first pop-up store on the Kowloon side, at FAM Restaurant in the West Kowloon Cultural District. In August 2020 we opened a pop-up store at Landmark. Our desserts are also available for online purchase on our webstore. 


Le Dessert was co-founded by serial entrepreneur Julien de Preaumont and International Pastry Chef Alexis Watrin.

To learn more about Le Dessert please check out:
Instagram account www.instagram.com/ledessert.hk
Website www.ledessert.com 
Alexis Watrin’s instagram www.instagram.com/chefalexiswatrin 


 Job Description & responsibilities 


We are looking for a pastry chef to take a leading role in both pastry production and concept development. You will report to Chef Alexis Watrin but will work very closely with co-founder Julien de Preaumont. 
You will share your time between our flagship store (70%) and our central kitchen (30%) giving you an opportunity to work on both core preparations and in-store cake assembling. 
As part of the pastry production you will be responsible for the following: 




  • Preparation, production and assembling of ou all in-store pastries at the flagship store. This includes eat-here and takeaway orders, individual desserts and celebration pieces. 




  • Production of core preparations (meringues, choux, donuts… ) at our central kitchen. 




  • Preparation and production of cakes for events and retail pop-ups on our “pastry station”.




  • Ensure the proper handling, cleanliness and maintenance of work area, equipment, and cold storage areas. 




  • General assistance in outside catering event, retail pop-up operation and logistics. 




  • Training of part-time pastry chefs. 




You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the concept development:




  • Preparation and production for testing session 




  • Participate in the definition of new dessert recipes




  • Sourcing of new products, accessories and ingredients 




  • Suggest new operational processes, document new recipes  




Requirements 




  • Willingness to work for an innovative concept and to operate in a “start-up mode”




  • Minimum 3 years experience in a Western kitchen 




  • Good spoken, written and reading ability in English




  • Has integrity, is trustworthy, dependable, responsible, accountable




  • Has drive, is proactive, self-motivated, passionate about work, and demonstrates flexibility towards change




  • Business thinking (in generating revenue and controlling food costs)




  • Team player with good communication skills




  • Problem solving and decision making skills




  • Customer centric




  • Good sense of humor 




Visa - Non Hong Kong residents 


You are not from Hong Kong and you want to travel the world, no problem ! 


For French (or European) chefs aged between 18 to 30 the best would be for you to apply for a Working Holiday Visa which would give you the right to stay and work for a total of 1 year. 


If you’re not eligible for the Working Holiday Visa and you bring exceptional skills we can also consider obtaining a working visa.