Food Work Head Baker & Pastry Chef

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HTM, the largest management company in Niseko, Hokkaido is looking for an experienced and driven food services professional to be in charge of the set-up and daily running of baked goods production. Offsite in Kutchan you will oversea the delivery of the baked goods needs of Kumo restaurant and Skye Niseko as well as some of HTM's other brands (such as GoSnow). This is an integral role to HTM's F&B.

Skye Niseko (to be completed in 2018) will be Niseko-Hirafu's premier independent hotel. Skye Niseko is a luxury development with 105 guest suites with a capacity of 460+ guests and includes both Kumo Restaurant and Skye Niseko's Deli. Offsite in Kutchan the production kitchen will deliver some of the catering needs to Kumo and Skye Niseko as well as some of HTM's other brands (such as lunches for GoSnow's children's lessons). 

The successful applicant will bring the knowledge, experience and drive to continue HTM's position as market leader in Niseko.


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Skye Niseko Hotel

The Role

  • Manage bread and baked goods production at Food Work
  • Set up (with support from the Food and Beverage Manager) baking kitchen facilities in Food Work
  • Work alongside the Food and Beverage manager to develop Bread menu and recipe 
  • Actively cook and assist staff in baked goods production
  • Seasonal and new full time staff training
  • Ensure food quality and cost control and consistency
  • Ensure sanitation & safety to meet any applicable law or regulation

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Over 2 years’ of baker experience
  • Language skills: Japanese native or English fluency with basic Japanese
  • Computer skills - Microsoft Office, PMS, POS
  • Valid driving licence
  • Professional, courteous and friendly manner
  • Natural team-leader with proven experience solving problems in a team environment
  • Understanding of supply procurement, able to to secure value for money 
  • Ability to take part in the local community, be respected and trusted by community stakeholders
  • Shows high levels attention to detail and ability to organise work to achieve objectives and deadlines

Employment Package Details

Employment Period: on going

Employment Status: Full time year round

Annual Salary: from 2.5 to 3.0 million yen (including lift pass), depending on experience and language abilities.

Location: Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Working Hours: average 40 hours per week (5 x 8 hour shifts, shift times vary by season)

Benefits include:

  • Staff accommodation available for rent
  • Free ski or snowboard lessons
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Access to language and work relevant training subsidy
  • Professional work environment
  • Staff benefits package

Starting Date: ASAP

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