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Pastry Chef apprentice roles available

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We are hiring 3 Pastry Chef Apprentices now!

We are hiring 3 Pastry Chef Apprentices now!Our wholesale business- The Patisserie Box, are looking to hire 3 Pastry Chef Apprentices now.

This is an amazing opportunity to train under Xavier Pelloux who with 20 years’ experience started his own career as an apprentice and Trained & Qualified as a Pastry Chef in Switzerland.

Since moving to England he has worked in some of London’s leading kitchen from Maison Blanc,The Ivy Restaurant, Harrods Knightsbridge and the Hilton, Park Lane. Founder and Director of The Patisserie Box.

Xavier is an experienced Pastry Chef and Chocolatier. Who creates desserts for all occasions. He also specialises in Croquembouche.

As an apprentice Pastry Chef, you will work with Xavier to learn your trade and give you a great foundation to start your career.

Full Pastry Chef Apprentice description (full vacancy specification)

Work within a small team of Pastry Chefs, to train in all aspects of being a Pastry Chef, creating a whole range of desserts from scratch. Learning the basics up to the finished products. You would be expected to work to extremely high food safety standard and ensure that the work area was kept clean and that you worked in a clean and hygienic manner always.

Experience isn’t as important as a real passion and interest in the role and willingness to learn. Hard worker essential and commitment to your work and the company.

Working Week
(i.e. Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, 1 hour for lunch) 37.5 hours 8am -4pm Monday to Friday (times may vary).

Pastry Chef Apprentice Skills required

Good communication skills. Attention to detail-creative-organised-the ability to follow a recipe. Hard worker and team player.

A keen interest in pastry, cakes, baking and desserts. Good communication skills.  Someone who enjoys being part of a team, who thrives in a busy environment, has a willingness to learn a wide range of new skills and can embrace and adapt to a varied working day/week.

Qualifications required: GCSE maths and English A-C or Functional skills at level 2

A lot is expected of you within this kitchen, hard work, commitment, sometimes shift/hours of work changing at short notice. A positive attitude always.

Important Other Information

20 days paid holiday a year plus bank holidays. Most working weeks are Monday to Friday, days, straight shifts. Bank holidays are usually not worked, but can occur on occasion.

Employer Description
Welcome to The Patisserie Box… Handcrafted Quality Desserts for Commercial Businesses

The Patisserie Box based in Gloucestershire, Cheltenham offer a range of delicious desserts, perfect patisseries and cakes for both retail and trade customers. We specialise in creating ready-to-serve desserts for the hospitality and leisure industries. All produced by hand using top quality ingredients locally sourced.

Interested?- Please send your CV in the first instance direct to Xavier at: admin@contemporarycakedesigns.com and label your Subject as:
Pastry Chef Apprentice Application.

I look forward to helping you to build your career!

How to bake great cakes

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Xavier Pelloux- award winning Patissier, explains how to bake a great cake.

Xavier Pelloux- award winning Patissier, explains how to bake a great cake.Such is Xavier’s devotion to producing the finest pastries and cakes that he refuses to take short cuts that might make his life easier.

And while this may add a few extra hours to the processes involved in making his Continental-style treats, he says the difference in the taste, texture and appearance is well worth going the extra mile.

Xavier’s training equipped him to execute every aspect of the pâtissier’s art, including creating stunning croquembouches and exquisite wedding cakes, all of which are finished to incredibly high standards.

“You have to be a maniac to do this – it’s all about the detail,” says Xavier, as he applies tiny pieces of gold leaf to a batch of French-style opera cakes. “Pastry is more about science than cooking. Everything is carefully calculated – every ingredient is weighed out to the milligram – and there’s a reason for everything we do.”

“Precision is very important and I think that’s what sets us apart. Everything we do is made by hand.”

Xavier’s quest for perfection starts with the ingredients he uses, such as responsibly-sourced  sea salt from Anglesey, for which he makes the just over 400-mile round trip himself. At the same time he buys locally whenever possible, such as the freshly-laid eggs he gets from Cooper’s Hill near Gloucester.

“Everything in our products is made by us, whether this means making our own buttercream from English butter or separating eggs ourselves rather than buying in ready-to-use egg whites,” he explains.

“We get through at least 1,000 eggs every week. We buy locally as much as we can – we think it’s important to support the local economy – and I refuse to buy in anything that’s ready-made.”

“For me the ingredients are key and I always look for the freshest and best quality ones I can find.”

It took around three years to get the wedding cake business off the ground, but this aspect of the business was to prove to be just the tip of the iceberg when they heard in 2013 that the new Gloucester Services was looking to sell Continental-style pâtisserie.

Since then the bakery has gone from strength to strength, with Xavier and Bee taking on an apprentice and additional employees. They’re now planning a second kitchen to keep up with the demand and hope to take on a further trainee by the end of the year.

“We cannot keep up with the demand for the macaroons – as soon as we’ve made some there’s an order for more,” laughs Xavier.

“We’re now getting through five kilos of ground almonds a day. Sometimes I start work at 3am and finish at 10pm to keep up with demand, but I’m used to it: when I was a kid we always started early and I’ve never regretted it. It was a great way to acquire the knowledge and skills that keep me busy today.”

So if you would like an expert to bake you a stunning cake for your special date, birthday, wedding, anniversary, or occasion you can order your cake and contact Contemporary Cake Designs on 01242 252352 or click on the Contact Us button now:
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Contemporary Cakes designed by passionate experts

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The Swiss are renowned for precision and the award winning pâtissier Xavier Pelloux is no exception.

The Swiss are renowned for precision and the award winning pâtissier Xavier Pelloux is no exception.
Such is Xavier Pelloux at the Contemporary Cake Design devotion’s to producing the finest pastries and cakes that he refuses to take short cuts that might make his life easier.

And while this may add a few extra hours to the processes involved in making his Continental style treats, he says the difference in the taste, texture and appearance is well worth going the extra mile.

Customers at Gloucester Services certainly agree and have been voting with their feet since

Leckhampton based Contemporary Cake Designs began supplying sea salt caramel tarts, chocolate tarts, lemon tarts, raspberry eclairs, fraisier cakes, opera cakes, colourful macaroons  and a wide range of other goodies to the motorway services station.

Working as a pastry chef and chocolatier is a way of life for Xavier, 38, who began learning his trade when he was a teenager.

By 18 he had an impressive range of qualifications and left his native Switzerland to travel the world, working in New York and some of the UK’s most prestigious restaurants and shops, including Maison Blanc, The Ivy, The Hilton in Park Lane and Harrods. In fact he was working in the famous Knightsbridge store when he met his wife-to-be, Barbara, known as Bee, who worked in the decorated cakes department.

Xavier’s training equipped him to execute every aspect of the pâtissier’s art, including creating stunning croquembouches and exquisite wedding cakes, all of which are finished to incredibly high standards.

Xavier’s career began at a bakery/pastry shop around the corner from his parents in Switzerland.

“My mum used to take me there as a child and I loved the strawberry ice creams they served,” he says.
“I started my apprenticeship at 14: school had never really appealed to me. I had the basics but it was when I started a holiday job at my local bakery that things started to make sense.

“Fourteen was an unusually young age to be apprenticed and so I began with a pre-apprenticeship with the support of my parents. This meant that I was a fully qualified as a pastry chef before I was 18.

“Working abroad allowed me to develop my skills and work with some of the best people and finest ingredients.”

Xavier and Bee moved to Gloucestershire in 2005 to set up their own business specialising in wedding cakes, for which they created a kitchen that met their exacting standards.

“We built the kitchen from scratch; people thought we were nuts,” laughs Xavier. “I did the painting and tiling myself; our child had barely been born.”

So if you would like a stunning cake for your anniversary, wedding, special date or occasion you can order your cake and contact Contemporary Cake Designs on 01242 252352 or click on the Contact Us button now:
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Fully deductable Consultation fees

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All of our consultation fees for our cakes are fully deductable in your cake order.

All of our consultation fees for our cakes are fully deductable in your cake order

To a certain we are a victim of our own success as we are recieiving a growing number of requests for wedding, christening and bespoke cake creations consultations.

The bad news is that as a result in future we will be charging a £50 consultation fee for all of our cake designs and creations.

The good news is that these fees will be 100% fully deducatable in your deposit payment when you commission us to create a cake for you.

If effect your bespoke cake design consultation will still be free!

You can order your cake and contact Contemporary Cake Designs on 01242 252352 or please click on the Contact Us button now:
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Bespoke cake created for the bank holiday

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Contemporary Cake Designs have baked a bespoke cake for the bank holiday weekend.

Contemporary Cake Designs have baked a bespoke cake for the bank holiday weekend.

Being creative cake artists we are able to design, bake and deliver any distinctive cake design whih you need. Be it for a birthday, wedding or corporate event- even a bank holiday.

You can also see more examples of our cakes through other sections in our Cake Portfolio heading.

You can order your cake and contact Contemporary Cake Designs on or click on the Contact Us button now:
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Bespoke birthday cake designers- May 4th be with you

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Contemporary bespoke birthday cake designers- May 4th be with you on Star Wars Day.

Contemporary bespoke birthday cake designers- May 4th be with you on Star Wars Day.

Contemporary Cake Designs can create any bespoke cake of your heart’s desire, like this one today for Star Wars fan and birthday boy Jo.

You can also see more examples of our cakes through other sections in our Cake Portfolio heading.

You can order your cake and contact Contemporary Cake Designs on or click on the Contact Us button now:
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We make delicious wholesale puddings

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Contemporary Cake Designs also make delicious puddings for the wholesale trade.

Contemporary Cake Designs also make delicious puddings for the wholesale tradeAre you a business, hotel, restaurant or shop looking to add delicious puddings, cakes or patisseries to your offerrings in Cheltenham, Gloucestershier or anywhere along the M5 between Bristol and Birmingham? Then we can help you!

We are helping a number of similar organisations through our Patisserie Box wholesale operation- so we can help you too.

For more information, please ring us now on 01242 252 352 and 07766 900 832 or click the Contact Us button below for our contact form:Contact Contemporary cake Designs Now