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MSC Cruises

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Job description


This position is responsible to create the best culinary experience in terms of quality and presentation of delicious bread and pastry assortments for our guests. Our pastry and bakery roles are: Chef Pastry, Chef Baker.


•Works in compliance with the company Operating standards and follows the Public Health and food safety procedures;

•Prepares the daily food forecast and requisitions; •Is responsible for the stock control and inventory;

•Follows company recipes;

•Maintains cleans and looks after all equipment in the assigned station;

•Identifies potential expense reductions through cost control and accurate requisitions;

•Supervises and evaluates team members performance;

•Coaches , trains and motivates the team members to reach departmental goals.


•Fluent English, oral and written skills. Any additional language is considered an advantage;•High school diploma (or basic education equivalency), culinary school degree and Food Safety certificate (Equivalent to Food Safety Professional Certificate or Diploma);

•Great knowledge of HACCP, USPH and Sanitation standards;

•At last 5 years' experience in a similar managerial role in cruise line;

•Ability to work in a team;

•Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions;

•Multitasking and ability in handling a high quality and high volume of culinary operations;

•Team management and conflicts resolutions;•Good communication skills and customer care.


•Valid passport (at least with 6 months validity before joining) and seaman book (if any);

•STCW95/2010 certification (basic firefighting, personal survival techniques, elementary first aid, personal security and social responsibility, security awareness, passengers ship familiarization) it's compulsory before joining the vessel;•Good Health declaration (released by a recognized MLC doctor) it's mandatory before joining the vessel;•Criminal record (mandatory prior embarkation schedule).


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Job type
F&B kitchen, Bakery/Pastry
Starting in
As soon as possible
Duration of the contract

MSC Cruises

Geneva, Switzerland-based MSC Cruises S.A. is the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line. Since its inception in 2003, the Company grew by 800% and is today the fourth largest cruise line in the world, the market leader in Europe and in the Mediterranean as well as in South America and South Africa. MSC Cruises is currently in the midst of the second phase of its growth, which will see the Company’s bring into service an unprecedented eleven new, next-generations smart cruise ships by 2026 on the back of a Euro 9 billion investment plan.

MSC Cruises is the only company in the world to receive the "7 Golden Pearls"​ award from Bureau Veritas, the global certification agency, in recognition of its high level of quality management and environmental responsibility. The Company has also achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification for the quality and food safety of all aspects of its catering, both on shore and on board. Furthermore, MSC Cruises believes that global leadership brings increased responsibility towards the physical and human environments in which it operates. As such, a long term partnership with UNICEF was undertaken in 2009 to support UNICEF’s efforts at first to provide education to under privileged children in Brazil and anti-malaria solutions in various African countries. The partnership was renewed in 2014 to tackle malnutrition in developing countries and in emergency situations. Since the beginning of the partnership, over four million euros were raised.

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