We are seeking a culinary expert who will elevate our team of international chefs to new heights. We are in search of someone who possesses an authentic passion for food and desires to push the boundaries of culinary excellence. As a leader, you will set the example by impressing your team with your advanced culinary knowledge and inspiring them to explore and embrace their own curiosity.
Your primary responsibility will be overseeing the dishes that are presented to our principal. You will have control over the cooking and presentation of each dish, while also showcasing your own unique creations. This role is hands-on, emphasising the importance of practical culinary skills rather than administrative tasks.
We are particularly interested in candidates who have extensive travel experience and have been exposed to a wide range of ethnic cuisines and premium ingredients. Your exposure to diverse culinary traditions will greatly contribute to our team's creativity and innovation.
In this role, you will enjoy complete creative freedom, making it an ideal opportunity for individuals who seek to break free from the constraints of a production line kitchen. If you possess high energy, motivation, and the ability to inspire and invigorate others, we want to hear from you.
- Possess excellent, comprehensive knowledge of various international cuisines.
- Demonstrate an exceptional understanding of Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines, as well as fusion cooking. Strong knowledge of cooking philosophies, principles, and the ability to create and present all types of Middle Eastern service.
- Exhibit outstanding creativity and skill in food presentation.
- Conduct quality checks on raw and cooked food products to ensure adherence to standards.
- Apply advanced HACCP principles and enforce compliance while also providing training to others.
- Efficiently order necessary food and supplies to support smooth operations.
- Supervise and coordinate the activities of cooks and kitchen staff engaged in food preparation.
- Regularly inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to maintain established standards.
- Determine appropriate food presentation techniques and create attractive, decorative food displays for events and functions.
- Maintain records such as recipe books, guest preferences, and operational data.
- Collaborate with other staff members to plan and develop recipes or menus, considering factors like seasonal ingredient availability.
- Train staff on producing all standard operating recipes.
- Conduct demonstrations of new cooking techniques or equipment for the staff.
- Arrange for equipment purchases or repairs as needed.
- Possess advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications.
- Private chef experience in a VVIP household mandatory
- 5+ years’ experience working in an acclaimed 5* restaurant or hotel.
- Experience leading a large team
- International living and working essential
- 2-4-year Culinary degree or equivalent formal culinary training
- Level 3 – Food Hygiene & Safety (Supervisors)
- Level 2 – Allergy Awareness
- Level 2 – HACCP
- Safe Chemical Handling
- Responsible Consultant: Luke Quaintance
- Job Status: Live
- Live Out – Single Room in Shared Apartment
- Health Insurance
- 1 economy flight per annum
- Unlimited contract
- 30 days’ vacation per annum
Salary: 27,000 – 30,000 AED Per Month