Chef De Cuisine (Specialized in Western Cuisine)
Are you a diversified professional looking for a role within an ambitious Hospitality business? Are you confident, able to influence, challenge and to build relationships at all levels?
Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives is recruiting for a Chef De Cuisine to join our exceptional Food & Beverage team based in the Maldives. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for someone with proven hospitality experience who is personable and capable to quickly establish their credibility.
At Jumeirah, we are committed to encouraging and developing our colleagues in world class environment. We value diversity and equal opportunity, employing over 14,000 colleagues from over 140 different countries including locations in Asia Pacific, CIS, Central Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa the Middle East.
Jumeirah Vittaveli is a mere 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport, nestled in a spot of astounding beauty. The resort comprises 90 villas and suites, each offering exquisite views of the Indian Ocean. With four restaurants, a Talise Spa, and dedicated kids and separate teenagers clubs, the resort is ideal for couples, families or groups, bringing personalized excitement to any holiday.
Informal yet elegant, with the perfect touch to fulfill every need, Jumeirah Vittaveli is a magical island escape that indulges and delights. Whether you dream of romantic togetherness or long to revel in playful leisure, an abundance of unparalleled choice, comfort and pleasure sets the stage for the freedom that Jumeirah Vittaveli unveils.
If you are excited by a challenge, have a can-do attitude and a passion for creating unique and memorable experiences; join us as we build a very special team in a region of outstanding natural beauty, rich heritage and unique culture.
About the Role
Oversee the operations in the kitchens
Organize special events and food promotions
Organize special events and food promotions
Plan and cost menus
Develop and write standard recipes
Develop new dishes and products
Take steps to ensure that outstanding culinary technical skills are maintained
Maintain comprehensive product knowledge including ingredients, equipment, suppliers, markets and current trends and make appropriate adjustments to kitchen operations accordingly
Maintain a hygienic kitchen
Clean the kitchen and equipment
Maintain personal hygiene
Assist with the Planning and Implementation of Sales & Marketing Strategies.
Consider Economic/ Political/ Social Issues Relevant to the Department
Consider Tourism Issues Relevant to the Department
Monitor the implementation of quality management systems
Assist with the management of department finances
Prepare and monitor accounts of the outlet
Prepare and manage outlet budgets
Monitor, analyse and report variations from the budget
Prepare outlet performance reports
Perform and interpret ratio analysis
Develop systems that measure the cost effectiveness of the department
Develop procedures that track, report on, and control the running costs of the department
Manage Purchasing & Stock Control
Manage the Delivery of high quality service to guests
Manage the development and implementation and guest service strategies
Continually develop sales and promotional strategies for the Resort’s products and services
Deliver high quality service to guests
Ensure guest needs and reasonable requests are met
Seek opportunities to continually improve guest service
Abide by the LQA standard
Establish and maintain effective guest relations
Demonstrate effective and appropriate interaction with guests with whilst maintaining a professional approach and image
Communicate with guests in a manner which promotes goodwill, trust and satisfaction
Take appropriate action to resolve guest complaints
Sell the resort and Jumeirah products and services using-selling and suggestive selling techniques
Promote the resort and Jumeirah products and services
Maintain a high level of product and service knowledge in order to explain and sell services and facilities to guests
Manage Work Operations
Provide ongoing advice and support to under your supervision
Supervise staff performance
Implement appropriate management practices that provide staff motivation and communication
Maintain a Safe and Secure Working Environment
Qualifications and experience
High school graduate/ Hotel management
Completed Technical education in Hospitality or Culinary school
At least has 7 years kitchen experience in 5 Star Resort/ Hotel at supervisory/ Sous chef level
Must have a good knowledge and understanding of cuisines
Must be “hands on” and able to practice and demonstrate excellent technical kitchen skills.
Must have the ability and motivation to create new dishes and establish effective standards for all food production and presentation
Good command of English and a good communicator
The company was founded in 1997 and currently operates 20 hotels in 7 countries. Jumeirah’s promise of STAY DIFFERENT™ delivers imaginative and exhilarating experiences in culturally connected environments offering a thoughtful and generous service.
In line with this promise, the individuality of the Jumeirah portfolio is unmistakable, encompassing Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; the world renowned Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the world’s most luxurious hotel and recognised as the symbol of Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London.
Jumeirah Group also manages two five-star luxury serviced residences: Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre in Dubai and Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living in London; Talise, our spa brand; Jumeirah Restaurants, our restaurant division; the thrilling Wild Wadi Waterpark; and the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.
Whenever you stay with us or use any of our services, our aim is for you to come away with a sense of the Jumeirah spirit - a genuinely caring and personal service. In our own words, to STAY DIFFERENT™.