Pastry Chef – Leeds

At doh’hut we hire more for attitude than aptitude.  While having experience and knowledge of restaurant, bakery and or coffee shop operations can be of benefit, we are also very willing to teach you everything you need to know.  You just need to have the right attitude, good work ethic and attention to detail.

We are looking for a Pastry Chef who has a passion for baking culinary masterpieces and for training and developing others. You should be motivated by taking charge, want to be a positive role model, leading by example with high attention to detail. With no day being the same, you must be an organised and clear communicator to maximise your teams’ potential and to deliver the world’s finest doughnuts to high standards whilst maintaining food safety standards.  

The Pastry Chef will be responsible for creating new and exciting doughnut flavours, as well as maintaining the core classics. The Pastry Chef will also be responsible for creating and maintaining the shop’s daily doughnut menu and will work with the Team of Pastry Sous Chefs and Doh’hut’s corporate Pastry Team to create special, daily and seasonal offerings.

The pastry chef will also be responsible for ensuring that all ingredients and supplies are properly stocked and organized and will work with the Bakery Manager to manage the kitchen’s inventory and budget. The pastry chef will also be responsible for maintaining a clean and organized kitchen and will ensure that all kitchen equipment is properly maintained and in good working order.

You will be:

  • Making dough
  • Frying doughnuts
  • Making fillings 
  • Filling donuts
  • Operating dough roller/proofer/jammer
  • Hiring, Training and Managing a Team of Pastry Sous Chefs
  • Leading by example
  • Cleaning duties
  • Opening/closing the kitchen/building


Our bakeries open early so typically Bakery Team Members will start early and must be comfortable working alone too – it will vary between bakeries but typically around 5:30am – 6:30am


Prior to working in the bakery and serving customers, you will be required to satisfactorily complete Level 3 UK Food and Hygiene Certification, as well as satisfactorily complete Doh’hut’s Orientation and Training Course. We will cover all associated costs of the training and your time to complete them.

This is a full-time salaried position. As an appreciation for being a Pastry Chef with great execution and effective leadership, we will treat you to amazing benefits including:

  • Free food and drink when working
  • 50% off food and drink when not working
  • Pension Scheme
  • Performance Bonus
  • Eligibility to our “Movers & Shakers” bonus and promotion scheme
  • Twice-yearly pay review
  • Professional Development programmes


This role reports to the Bakery Manager (GM) 

To apply please click the button below and send us a Cover Letter, a current CV & your contact details.

If we are not hiring at the time you apply, your application will be added into our system for review when we are next hiring for a position.