Mezzan Holding Company
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Executive Chef in Kuwait.
Mezzan Holding Company represents a rich Kuwaiti legacy of strong principles, which founder Jassim Al Wazzan practiced and inspired in his sons and employees. It continues to deliver the highest quality services and products, productive and profitable partnerships, and an unparalleled commitment to provide the best for the communities in which it operates.
The job requires broad and comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles used in Food / Catering industry, food control, demonstration cooking, menu development, pricing.
It is a managerial position that requires an understanding of underlying business principles and the impact of regulatory requirements e.g. safe and safety, food quality control etc;
The job requires developed communication skills and the ability to negotiate with a high level of discretion (internally and externally) at a senior level.
•Requires Management responsibilities for the team (includes people, budget and planning).
•Plans and supervises preparation of meals according to menu guides and ensure adherence to standard recipes and specifications, and nutritional guides;
•Conducts periodic taste tests;
•Supervises the preparation of daily menu in place and ensures that all sections within the kitchen are ready for service according to set schedule;
•Develops procedures to avoid food waste and counsels kitchen staff accordingly;
•Determines amounts per serving for packaging of prepared foods;
•Develops and communicates packaging and storage guidelines to subordinate staff ( e.g. air tight containers, appropriate temperature levels, garnishing standards);
•Ensures storage area is stacked with for required raw foods, ingredients and packaging materials;
•Reports on the quality of procured raw foods and ingredients;
•Ensures food preparation standards are being totally complied with temperature requirements and nutritional specifications; facilitate quality checks with
•Monitors compliance with ISO and HACCP standards as set by Quality Control and governmental bodies during food preparation and waste disposal;
•Conducts random inspections to ensure maintenance of high level of sanitation standard and that the food preparation area is kept clean at all times;
•Ensures that all kitchen staff have a complete understanding of policies relating to Fire, Hygiene, Health and Safety;
•Ensures that all kitchen equipment users adhering to standard operating procedures and machine operational instructions;
•Implements procedures & practices to minimize employee injury.
Culinary Certifications in different culinary technigues
Experience in governmental / institutional hospitality contracts would be a plus
Minimum 4 years experience on a similar position in a Catering / Food Factory
Associate Culinary Degree, Sanitation Certificate
Experience in governmental/institutional hospitality contracts would be a plus
Good knowledge of the materials, methods, and equipment used in preparing food on a large scale
Communication skills (verbal and written English, Arabic) – advanced
About the Company
About the Company
Founded in 1999, Mezzan Holding Company is considered to be one of the largest diversified conglomerates in the Middle East. Together with its affiliated companies, Mezzan Holding Company has been a market leader in providing quality agriculture and consumer manufacturing, distribution, and recycling services for over half a century. It has set new standards for production and delivery that satisfy both clients and end-users. Mezzan Holding Company represents a rich Kuwaiti legacy of strong principles, which founder Jassim Al Wazzan practiced and inspired in his sons and employees. With a portfolio of many of the Middle East’s most respected and recognized brands, Mezzan Holding Company continues to deliver the highest quality services and products, productive and profitable partnerships, and an unparalleled commitment to provide the best for the communities in which it operates.