Chef De Partie – Dean & Deluca

Alshaya
Qatar

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Alshaya

The Role

The Brand:

Almost 40 years ago, two young New Yorkers, Joel Dean and Giorgio Deluca, opened their gourmet food emporium in SoHo, an up-and-coming artists' neighborhood in Manhattan. Offering customers a sumptuous celebration of food, a place to experience all of the pleasures of cooking and eating, the original store suggested a turn-of-the-century food department, with high ceiling fans spinning over a vast array of handcrafted products and artisan foods lining high, white walls.

Today, DEAN & DELUCA is an international purveyor of gourmet and quality specialty foods, DEAN & DELUCA specialty products and high-end kitchenware with operations throughout the United States, Tokyo, Kuwait and Qatar. DEAN & DELUCA cafés are found in these countries as well, in addition to Taipei and Dubai. In addition to its corporate gift catalog and e-commerce site, DEAN & DELUCA also markets its private label products to other retailers and wholesalers throughout the world.

Strolling DEAN & DELUCA in Kuwait is a food adventure, with discoveries at every turn. Friendly staff members offer tastes - of cheeses, charcuterie, olive oils, exotic fruits, breads and pastries, chocolates and Arabic sweets. Meat and Fish counters display the finest products, locally and internationally procured. For those who want to share the joy of eating chef-prepared delicacies at home, DEAN & DELUCA offers an extensive and breathtaking array of freshly prepared foods to go, from chicken pot pie to paella to sautéed peppers to pomegranate seed-garnished Middle Eastern salads.

Providing expert advice on all things culinary is a DEAN & DELUCA trademark. At the in-store kitchen, chefs prepare dishes before your eyes, demonstrating techniques to try at home as well as tastes of dishes ranging from Pasta Pomodoro to the French fish stew called bouillabaisse. Looking for that perfect gift? A concierge service is happy to consult on the selection of delicious delicacies for a gift basket that will be treasured - and eaten with delight.

The in-store DEAN & DELUCA Café provides a welcome resting spot in which to enjoy a gourmet sandwich, savory soup, custom salad, or a home-baked pastry accompanied by DEAN & DELUCA's signature, a steaming pink strawberry latte.

The Role:

We are looking for a bakery CDP to join their team of highly skilled staff in the Bakery production kitchen.

The ideal candidate must have knowledge in international Bakery production, at least 5 years of practical experience.

Key Responsibilities:

Contribute to the smooth running of the bakery kitchen by assisting the Sous Chef in areas of profit management, stock and wastage control, food standards and training and development of the kitchen brigade.

Oversee the preparation, cooking, and presentation of bakery production.

Duties associated with this role including directing chefs in their section in preparing, cooking, and presenting culinary dishes.

Enforcing strict health and hygiene standards in the kitchen; and trouble-shooting any problems that may arise.

Monitor to make sure food quality, presentation and safety standards are being adhered to.

Ensure that specific and accurate product specifications are used as per approved recipes and train the employees in kitchen, in the skills necessary for them to perform their function to the highest possible standards.

To supply the highest level of customer care and service whether in the public

To adhere to company procedures in regards to temperature checks, food labeling and dating, cleaning schedules and hygiene regulations at all times and ensuring that all records of such are updated and kept.

To provide on the job training to junior members of kitchen staff.

Requirements

Skills and Experience:

He must be flexible in your work and assist colleagues when required enthusiastic, focused, motivated and dedicated to his job.

The person holding this position must be organized, have the ability to delegate tasks well

Able to work well in a high stress environment and able to take direction well from either the Sous chef and head chef.

Previous 5 star hotel experiences are preferable or considerable experience working in a professional kitchen at a lower level.

Experience leading a team of 4+ Chefs

Good English knowledge in writing, reading and speaking is a must

About the Company

M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 70 of the worlds most recognised retail brands including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Changs, The Cheesecake Factory, Victorias Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania. The company operates over 2,600 stores across diverse customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.

Alshayas stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe and the company employs more than 40,000 people from over 110 nationalities.

The company has established itself as the industry leader across these territories through a combination of local market understanding and a comprehensive commitment to customer service. Growth in each of its operating divisions and brands is supported by continuous investment in talent and infrastructure. It applies best practices in retail operations, merchandising, marketing, information technology, logistics, real estate, human resources and financial controls.

M.H. Alshaya Co. is the retail business of the Alshaya Group, which was founded in Kuwait in 1890 and today represents one of the most dynamic companies in the Middle East. In addition to its retail operations, the Alshaya Group is active in a number of other sectors including real estate, automotive, hotels, trading and investments.