Alka Gyanda

Pastry Chef

Location 15h@2xDurban

Please verify your email first.

Connect with Alka Gyanda and other industry professionals

Join Now for Free
Work Experience
  • Pastry Chef

    Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
    Jan. 2016 to Mar. 2016 (2 months)

    See Details

    Role & Tasks:

    Pastry Trainee.
    Mise-en-place, prep for incoming shift.
    Making of breads, cakes, desserts, pastries, sweets etc.
    Garnishing cakes, desserts, pastries.
    Buffet setup.
    Kitchen clean down.

  • Commis

    Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
    Dec. 2015 to Jan. 2016 (1 month)

    See Details

    Role & Tasks:

    Pastry Commis/ Kitchen Administrator.
    Mise-en-place, prep for incoming shift.
    Making & garnishing of breads, cakes, desserts, sweets etc.
    Answering phones.
    Receiving stock.
    Recording stock & invoices.
    Trainee rosters.

  • Commis

    Southern Sun Elangeni & MaharaniDurban, KwaZulu-Natal, ZA
    Aug. 2015 to Oct. 2015 (2 months)

    See Details

    Role & Tasks:

    Trainee in all departments.
    Mise-en-place, prep for incoming shift.
    Fruit and veg prep.
    Making of breads, cakes, desserts, sweets etc.
    Buffet setup.
    Kitchen clean down.

  • Patisserie
    International Hotel School
    Jan. 2016 to Jun. 2016

    See Details

    Diploma in Patisserie Degree

  • Culinary Arts
    International Hotel School
    Jan. 2015 to Nov. 2015

    See Details

    Diploma in Culinary Arts Degree


    -Diploma in Culinary Arts
    -CTH Level 4 Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts (QCF)

    -Good Food & Wine Show 2015 -InterCampus Culinary Competition 2015: Regionals (1st Place), Nationals (2nd Place) -KOO Recipe Challenge 2015: Top 20
  • Law
    University of KwaZulu-NatalBerea, KwaZulu-Natal, ZA
    Jan. 2014 to Nov. 2014

    See Details

    LLB Degree


    LLB Law (First Year)

  • Matric
    Westville Girls High SchoolWestville, KwaZulu-Natal, ZA
    Jan. 2009 to Nov. 2013

    See Details

    National Senior Cetificate Degree

    Human Resources (2012-2013)

On-site Special Events


Ordering / Receiving

Culinary Menu / Recipe Development

Dough Making / Portioning

Pasta Cooking


Pasta making

Pizza Cooking


Family Meal

Sauce Development

Fish butchery


Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Budgeting

Food Safety Knowledge

Food Styling


Sushi Making

General knife handling

Gluten Free



Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking

Vegetable Breakdown

Meat Butchery

Vegetable cookery

Meat Cookery

Menu development

Bread making

Pastry Plating

Cake Making

Pastry Production

Cake decorating


Petit Fours/Mignardises


Time Management

Ice Cream/Sorbet

Menu / Recipe Development

Coffee Knowledge

Food & Wine Pairings

Wine Knowledge

Menu development

Food Safety Knowledge


Purchasing / ordering

Conflict Resolution

Social Media

Food Safety Knowledge

Microsoft Office

Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Member

    South African Chef's Association
    Member • Jan. 2015 to Present
Reading, music, cooking, baking, animals, networking, travelling
English Fluent
Afrikaans Basic
Hindi Basic
Search for another Alka Gyanda