I have been searching for a long time for a part time job in a patisserie or a pastry section in a restaurant. I really just want to find a good job that will give me experience of working in a professional kitchen. However, because I am still in college and I can only do part time, so people do not want to hire me. What I would like to know is how can I get a part time job as a pastry chef? Money for me is not an issue as I still live at home so I am thinking of just asking if I can work for free as I really want to learn more about pastry! What should I do?
how to find a part time pastry chef job?
Are you in culinary school or an academic college? If it's an academic college, ask in the food services department if they are looking for part time pastry help. If you're in culinary school, your school should have an active jobs list where companies post their profiles and jobs they are looking to fill. Places like monster.com have sections where you can post your resume and what you're looking for so that might be an option. Are you in a city or rural area?
Welcome to Chef Talk @Jaffa cakes! I agree with @JCakes suggestion and would also suggest to go onto the Gumtree and check out the tons of ads they have there for part time, full time and temp pastry jobs all over London. It is a really good site for that. I just went on and found a few that might be of interest.
It does say full time and some experience however, I would ignore that and go in with your resume, your enthusiasm and tell them you would love to work with them around school so you can gain more work experience and you think their business and atmosphere can provide it. This is really for any place you have researched and wish to work at to grow your career.
HTH and let us know how you get on
PS: Like your school cakes picture. Which one is yours??
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