Head Chef

Big Fish Recruitment

Saudi Arabia

Posted on: 20 Feb 2024

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Employment: Full Time

Head Chef - Bakery & Pastry – In-flight Catering - Service Provider – Saudi Arabia (Riyadh/Jeddah)

Our client is a market leader in delivering first class Catering Services across multiple industries, specialising in in-flight catering for the aviation sector. They are currently seeking a Head Chef Bakery and Pastry to join their team in Saudi Arabia for positions in both Jeddah and Riyadh.

The Head Chef - Plans, organizes, directs and controls the production activities and staff within the area of responsibilities in order to achieve the Company set goals and objectives.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Participate in planning/meeting, make suggestions, take charge of production and present the bakery products at food presentations.
• Suggest and develop new products. Visit food fair and Food Presentations International.
• Responsible for the daily production. Checkup lists with signatures.
• Ensure that the production is carried out according to Catering Orders and the production is up to the highest airline standard.
• Evaluate and establish specifications for all raw materials and ensure they are being utilized according to established procedure and intended purposes.
• Responsible for the establishment and maintenance of recipe book in Pastry Shop and Bakery in order to ensure standardization, and high quality of all our products.
• Responsible for cost and time studies on all items produced.
• Suggest and participate in the development of new and better production procedures.
• Work close with the production planner
• Take charge of production planning on nightshift when production planner is on vacation. Advance scheduling of vacation.
• Monthly meeting with all Dept. staff, Training, ISO update, etc.
• Maintain ISO standard.

SAR 30,000 to 40,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.
Additional benefits: Family Benefits


• Graduate of Culinary or Hospitality course or any diploma in professional cookery specializing in Bakery & Pastry.
• C&G or equivalent / HACCP and Food Safety Certification
• Experience in the position or similar in either: Inflight Catering/Cruise ships/Outside catering companies
• Ability to work efficiently under pressure.
• Up to date with culinary trends and optimized kitchen processes.
• Good understanding of useful computer programs (MS Office – Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook).
• Knowledge about labour minutes.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Knowledge of Airline Catering is a plus but not necessary.
• Ability to construct menus with new or existing culinary creations ensuring the variety of requirements.
• Proven ability to Control and directing the food preparation process and any other relative activities.

This is an excellent opportunity with a market leading company, one that can offer stability, security, a competitive salary and benefits package with the added chance to grow within their organization.



Our aim is to provide our clients and candidates with a consistent, quality service that goes beyond the norm, giving them peace of mind and complete trust in our ability to meet their needs.


Big Fish consultants specialise in their fields and have extensive experience in the region and beyond. We take pride in our knowledge and network and believe that our relationships are built on trust and integrity and are made for the long term.


At Big Fish, as well as caring for the people we work with, we also care about the world and environment we live in, that's why Big Fish support initiatives that promote human welfare, environmental protection and sustainability.

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