Gerhard Willemse

Gerhard Willemse

Sous Chef Baker at The Abu Dhabi EDITION
Lives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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Professional
Experienced baker in sourdough breads
Specialised in German/Austrian breads and croissants
Qualified river rafting guide

Experience

  • Sous Chef Baker

    The Abu Dhabi EDITION - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Bakery/Pastry
    June 2018 - Now · 8 months

    — Part of pre-opening team — Created and developed all of the bakery’s production — Training and execution of all menu products under two-star Michelin Chef Tom Aikens — Certified level 3 food safety traning — Specialized in sourdough breads

  • Sous Chef

    The Hoghouse BBQ & Bakery - Cape Town, South Africa

    Bakery/Pastry
    September 2016 - June 2018 · 1 year and 10 months

    — Responsible for all bread-related operations — Assisting in pastry — Pit master barbeque, Texas style

  • Junior Sous Chef

    Woodstock Bakery - Cape Town, South Africa

    Bakery/Pastry
    February 2016 - August 2016 · 7 months

    — Responsible for hands on production operations (9 associates) — Large volume production range (350–1000kg of dough daily) Artisanal bread.

  • Head Baker

    Green Origins - Johannesburg, South Africa

    Bakery/Pastry
    June 2015 - February 2016 · 9 months

    — Full setup of bakery; sourcing equipment, staff and managing schedules — Responsible for all bread-related operations

  • Chef de partie

    ile de pain - Knysna, South Africa

    Bakery/Pastry
    September 2013 - April 2015 · 1 year and 8 months

    — 20 months of intense apprenticeship under Markus Farbinger — Head of operations: croissants — Responsible for Saturday morning market sales — Responsible for Sunday bread production (alongside croissants)

  • Commis Chef

    The Roundhouse - Cape Town, South Africa

    Bakery/Pastry
    December 2011 - August 2013 · 1 year and 9 months

    — Responsible for all bread-related operations after head baker resigned — Assistant trainee at casual and fine dining restaurants

Education

  • Level 3 Food Safety Training

    TÜV MIDDLE EAST - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    September 2019 - Now

Languages

  • Afrikaans
    Professional working
    60%
  • English
    Professional working
    60%

Skills

  • Advance pastry & bakery
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