Head Chef – Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab

at Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts
Published May 23, 2024
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Category Chefs / F&B / Housekeeping / Hospitality  
Job Type Full-time  
Responsibilities An opportunity has arisen for a Head Ched to join our team at Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab. The main duties and responsibilities of this role: Head chef should ensure all equipment is working to the standard required by the business and if issues are found that they are reported and auctioned by the company maintenance team/company. Any LPO requirements should be arranged and followed up to ensure repairs and purchases are made when needed. Build and maintain working relationships with central purchasing. Source all seasonal ingredients from the best possible suppliers within budget. When required to do so ensure all menus are seasonal and creative using the finest ingredients and working within the concept. Arrange and attend all menu tastings. Ensure all cleaning schedules are being followed and completed to the required business standard. Action any areas not to standard immediately by allocating responsibility to the necessary parties with a follow up and sign off process being put into place. Be actively involved in ways to maintain and increase business levels. Being available to any marketing or publishing for the restaurants in conjunction with the marketing team. Carry out any recipe writing, food photography for any publication. Ensure daily, weekly, and monthly administration is to company standards and meets set deadlines. Arranging of any external and internal events. Arrange all team building events or outings. To ensure all rotation of stock is done correctly and all chefs follow the correct storage procedures ensuring the appropriate stock level. Monitors and accounts for food wastage within the active inventory system. Have full control on all inventory and purchasing and ensure all Inventory information is posted on the system before cutting off deadline. Being aware of direct competition and threats to the business and being aware of local and international food trends. Respond to any changes in the Food and Beverage function as dictated by the industry or company. Production methods, presentation, and improved guest satisfaction Any other duties as may reasonable be requested by the management.
Industry Hospitality

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has been making a distinguished impact on the global hospitality market for more than two decades with its Stay Different™ brand promise. Its award-winning destinations, such as the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, position service beyond expectations, elevated signature dining destinations and surprising architecture and design at the heart of every guest experience. Today, Jumeirah operates a world-class portfolio of 26 properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia and employs over 9,000 colleagues, representing over 120 nationalities. As Jumeirah continues to expand its global portfolio and scales up its operations to the next level of growth, it remains fully committed to developing and empowering our colleagues to excel in world class environments. Jumeirah is committed to embedding equality, diversity, and inclusion in all its practices, embracing a culture that celebrates diversity.

Jumeirah Group’s newest resort Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab will lead a new generation of Group’s ultra-luxury portfolio. Nestled at the tip of a peninsula at the heart of Dubai’s largest private beach, with design influences of a futuristic superyacht, Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab will feature 303 rooms, 84 suites, and 82 serviced residences set amid private landscaped gardens. It encompasses specially integrated wellness and leisure destinations and an impressive line-up of signature restaurants, including a new concept comprising 4 restaurants in 1. With all rooms offering a panoramic vista over the Arabian Sea, this statement property will mark a new epoch for Jumeirah Group.

About the Job:

An opportunity has arisen for a Head Ched to join our team at Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab. The main duties and responsibilities of this role:

  • Head chef should ensure all equipment is working to the standard required by the business and if issues are found that they are reported and auctioned by the company maintenance team/company.
  • Any LPO requirements should be arranged and followed up to ensure repairs and purchases are made when needed.
  • Build and maintain working relationships with central purchasing. Source all seasonal ingredients from the best possible suppliers within budget.
  • When required to do so ensure all menus are seasonal and creative using the finest ingredients and working within the concept. Arrange and attend all menu tastings.
  • Ensure all cleaning schedules are being followed and completed to the required business standard. Action any areas not to standard immediately by allocating responsibility to the necessary parties with a follow up and sign off process being put into place.
  • Be actively involved in ways to maintain and increase business levels. Being available to any marketing or publishing for the restaurants in conjunction with the marketing team.
  • Carry out any recipe writing, food photography for any publication.
  • Ensure daily, weekly, and monthly administration is to company standards and meets set deadlines. Arranging of any external and internal events.
  • Arrange all team building events or outings.
  • To ensure all rotation of stock is done correctly and all chefs follow the correct storage procedures ensuring the appropriate stock level.
  • Monitors and accounts for food wastage within the active inventory system.
  • Have full control on all inventory and purchasing and ensure all Inventory information is posted on the system before cutting off deadline.
  • Being aware of direct competition and threats to the business and being aware of local and international food trends.
  • Respond to any changes in the Food and Beverage function as dictated by the industry or company.
  • Production methods, presentation, and improved guest satisfaction
  • Any other duties as may reasonable be requested by the management.

About you: 

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Strong background in culinary arts, with experience in various cuisines and cooking techniques
  • Have worked in high-end restaurants or luxury hotels, preferably with experience in Middle Eastern cuisine or an understanding of it
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills to effectively coordinate with other departments and maintain high standards of quality and efficiency
  • Passion for excellence and a commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences. Attention to detail, consistency, and a dedication to quality are essential qualities for this role

About the Benefits:

We offer an attractive tax-free salary, paid in Dirhams (AED), the local currency of the UAE. In addition, we offer generous F&B benefits, reduced hotel rates across our properties globally, excellent leave and health care package including dental coverage, flights home, life insurance, incentive programs, and other employee benefits making the role attractive to high performers and any applicant looking for a career with one of the most luxurious brands in the hospitality industry.

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