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Head Chef Jumeirah Group - Dubai, UAE

Company Name:Jumeirah Group
This employer is willing to help successful applicants obtain a work permit.
Position Description:About the Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Head Chef to join our Pier Chic Restaurant. In this role, you will be responsible for the creation of a distinctly different and highly creative contemporary fish and seafood restaurant with the highest level of authenticity, innovation, quality, consistency and profitability.

Your main duties will include:

Creating, defining and positioning the Pier Chic product.

Upgrading the Brand/Restaurant SOP Manual; detailing standards of Performance, Policies and Procedures pertinent to the efficient operation of the front and back of house in accordance with Jumeirah Group Food and Beverage policies & Municipality requirements.

Guiding the team in menu planning and design; ensuring consistently exceptional quality in food production and exceeding guest expectations.

Liaising with Purchasing to ensure prompt and efficient purchasing, issuing of supplies, stock control and inventory control.

Building and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers.

Making recommendations to the Group Culinary Director for modernization of equipment, production methods and presentation to improve guest satisfaction.

Assuring HACCP and Food Safety compliance.

Communication with the press and attending show-cooking events when appropriate.

Planning and implementing effective culinary promotions and events.

Building an efficient team of colleagues by taking an active interest in their welfare, safety, training and development.

About You:

In order to be considered for this role, you will have an internationally recognized Culinary qualification and you should have a minimum of five years of international experience working within a free-standing Restaurant, with a particular focus on fish and seafood cuisine. In addition, you should have experience of running fine dining restaurants, large volume venues and have worked in a Michelin Star environment. You should be well versed in culinary concept and menu development.

This is a very "hands on" and demanding position so it is paramount that you work well in a team but are also able to set standards and lead by example at all times. You must be comfortable working under pressure and be passionate about producing cuisine of the highest possible standards.

It is also essential that you have good command of the English language (spoken and written) and you should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

About the Benefits:

This position offers a highly competitive salary and package which includes; housing allowance, annual flight allowance, medical and dental coverage, pension, life and accident insurance, retail and leisure discounts.
Company Profile:At Jumeirah, we are committed to encouraging and developing our colleagues in a world-class environment. We value diversity and equal opportunity, employing over 14,000 colleagues from over 100 different countries including locations in Asia Pacific, CIS, Central Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The Restaurant Group is owned by Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding, and acts as an independent, expert food and beverage company. The Restaurant Group has been appointed by Meraas Hospitality and Retail LLC, a prime developer in Dubai, to manage Meraas? food and beverage operations in the city.

This landmark agreement marks the first major engagement of The Restaurant Group in a large-scale operation outside of its own portfolio of outlets. The Restaurant Group manages facilities across Jumeirah properties, as well as its proprietary brands such as the noodle house and Urbano, in addition to those operating under licence from Caprice Holdings, i.e. The Rivington Grill and The Ivy.

The first wave of new restaurants will open in some truly exciting urban developments, including Al Wasl Square, Citywalk, JBR The Beach and the Bluewaters Development. More details will be announced shortly.

The Restaurant Group will create and develop innovative concepts exclusively for Meraas, introduce and manage franchised brands and manage Jumeirah owned franchise venues for and on behalf of its partner.
Job Profile:
Position: Head Chef
Start Date: Negotiable
Job Category: Restaurant - Fine Dining
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Experience: 7-10 years
Education: Commensurate experience
Job Location(s): MidEast
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