Head Chef

Posted about 1 year ago by MSELECT
Location Erbil, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Hospitality & Catering

Head Chef
MSELECT is recruiting on behalf of our client which is an International Trading/ catering company we are currently looking for Head Chef (Indian/Filipino) to join their team in Erbil. Must speak English ; Arabic is a plus. Ideal to have experience of about 6-8 years.

Job Summary:

  • To plan the yearly food revenue and profit target
  • Manage menu preparation and pricing
  • Maintain sensitivity to local cultural traditions and follow to religious beliefs in preparation and services of all food on premises
  • Manage the preparation and presentation of food products to ensure quality at all times
  • Monitor and check guest satisfaction
  • Implement procedures to minimize wastage and over-production.
  • Ensure standards of presentation and preparation of food items meet the organization’s standard.
  • Direct and coordinate the daily activities of the kitchens
  • Train and guide new members of the team, putting in place proper orientation training and ongoing training and development for team members
  • Manage relationships and contracts with suppliers
  • Maintain the highest standards of Food Hygiene, and adherence with all Health and Safety standards
  • Report and take appropriate action to correct any health or safety hazard
  • Check and ensure the proper storage of raw and processed food items including the condition of food in freezers
  • Instruct staff on all emergency measures in case of accident and have a first aid kit available and stocked in the kitchens
  • Ensure all work areas in the kitchen are kept tidy and clean
  • Attend guest and official functions as a representative of the executive team
  • Contribute to controlling costs and improving gross profit margins
  • Follow the instructions and recommendations from the immediate superiors to complete the daily tasks
  • Ensure the highest standards and consistent quality in the daily preparation and keep up to date with the new products, recipes and preparation techniques
  • Can cook international dishes such as Arabic, Italian, Asian, Indian, Mexican etc.
  • Prepare and follow budgets as per given module criteria
  • Apply energy saving practices when using cooking equipment
  • Know kitchen technological properties of food ingredients
  • Know special equipment and can operate it with instructions
  • Account for the cooking times of the meals
  • Report inventory and complete purchase orders
  • Account for storage losses
  • To be familiar with all internal business regulations
  • Conclude material use for meals and dishes, calculate costs and account for material wastage
  • Set priorities and acts accordingly
  • Creation of recipes and the preparation of advanced items, while assigning less complicated tasks to sous chefs and cooks.
  • Continued efficiency of the kitchen and production of consistent, quality food.
  • Overall responsibility for daily operations in the kitchen
  • Liaising with purchasing companies for food orders
  • To ensure all menus are constantly updated, paying special attention to seasonal availability
  • To ensure that all staff are constantly trained to effect good portion control and pleasing presentation of dishes
  • To liaise with management daily regarding special requirements
  • To ensure that maintenance problems are promptly reported
  • To ensure all staff are dressed correctly to satisfy statutory requirements as well as enhancing the image of the establishment
  • To assist with regular stock take as and when required

Qualification / Education Level :

Qualification in Culinary or Management and you should have a professional chefs training course

Special Skills, if any:

  • Nationality: Any
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Positive attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work on own or in teams
  • Approaches food in a creative way
  • Strong training and team motivating skills
  • Commitment to delivering high levels of customer service
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Cleanliness of presentation
  • Creativity
  • Accuracy of following recipe
  • Achieves food margin
  • Strong leadership skills Leadership
  • Delivers Company Standards

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