21 Queen Street

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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Dobson & Parnell is a progressive restaurant with listings in the Michelin, Hardens and Good Food Guides. If you're looking to develop your career at an award-winning restaurant, we'd love to hear from you.


Why come and work for us:
The Hooked-on Group is the parent company of Blackfriars Restaurant and Dobson & Parnell in Newcastle and Hinnies Restaurant in Whitley Bay.
Staff are the core of our business and our most valued asset. We look for people with a positive attitude, friendly personality and a genuine passion for delivering exceptional customer service. In return, we offer plenty of training, lots of opportunities to show initiative and a friendly team-work atmosphere. We invest in our chefs and help them learn the skills necessary to progress within our teams. Your career matters to us; we’re extremely proud of our progression stories.

Some of the great benefits of working for us include:

Staff discount at all the restaurants in our group
Company Pension Scheme & Wellbeing support
28 days holiday entitlement including bank holidays
The opportunity to work for a well-respected restaurant group where people development is at the heart of our culture
An array of learning courses in which you can attend – the sky is the limit with your development with us, we nourish your skills and talents to develop leaders of the future
Flexible working hours- we want you to have a work-life balance too
Meals on duty.

Dobson & Parnell is a bustling, smart, reliable, grown-up casual fine-dine restaurant on Newcastle’s vibrant quayside. Specialising in perfectly-executed, refined British and European cuisine, utilising preserving techniques and using ethically-sourced local, sustainable and seasonal produce.


As Pastry Chef you will be required to run the pastry section from where you’ll deliver high quality desserts. Therefore, a passion for food and a desire to create exciting and innovative pastry work is essential.

Additionally, you will be expected to take responsibility for the effective execution of all dishes in the section, ensuring consistent presentation and customer satisfaction.

We are ideally looking for candidates who have the following attributes:

  • Experience as a Pastry Chef
  • Experience in chocolate work and bread-making
  • Experience in creating and developing new dishes
  • Experience in AA rosette restaurants
  • Passion for pastry with a desire to learn and work hard
  • Enthusiasm to progress their career in a quality restaurant environment
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team



Experience we are looking for

  • At least one year’s relevant experience
  • To be able to follow standards and to have great organisational skills.
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • To be able to communicate well with the kitchen and restaurant team
  • To be an active team player who ensures their colleagues are supported well
  • Follow Food hygiene standards
  • Fine attention to detail

The Job

  • Produce menu items following the menu standards producing a consistent product.
  • Ensure all dishes are prepared in a timely fashion.
  • Avoid unnecessary wastage, to observe proper portion planning and control and to act in a cost effective, responsible manner.
  • Ensure excellent food hygiene practice is observed in the entire food chain from storage through to preparation and service.
  • Contribute to keeping the kitchen and storage areas clean and tidy.
  • Ensure HACCP compliance within the kitchen
  • Ensure the kitchen equipment is in working order; report any maintenance issues to your manager.


If you would like to apply, please send your CV together with information on the skills and experience you will bring to this role to ruth@hookedongroup.co.uk

You can also check out more jobs opportunities at our sister restaurants, Blackfriars Restaurant and Hinnies.



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