Head Chef – Hot Kitchen

Big Fish Recruitment

Saudi Arabia

Posted on: 20 Feb 2024

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Employment: Full Time

Head Chef – Hot Kitchen – 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 Hot Kitchen to join their team in Saudi Arabia for positions in both Jeddah and Riyadh.

The Head Chef, Hot Kitchen - 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:
• Responsible for the Airline Catering, Company Restaurants Outside party service production and supports Staff services whenever required.
• Achieves agreed objectives of the Sections through optimum use of manpower, facilities, equipment and other resources.
• Supervises/prepares hot food products in accordance with customers’ demand for food presentations, suggestions and developments etc.
• Records and verifies Catering Product Specifications related to all food presentations.
• Plans organize forecasts, establish and execute schedules, programs and procedures to meet customers and in-house demands at all times with respect to yields/recipes equipment, cold/chill/cold holding standards, safety and on-time performance.
• Prepares and submit reports as per established schedules / procedures and constantly reports progress of the assigned sections.
• Ensures production of meals in conformity with the Airline customer specification.
• Establishes and maintains a yield and recipe book order to standardize the high quality of all products.
• Attends the daily and monthly Production meetings and maintains open lines of communication with Management group.
• Conducts daily/production planning

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
• Proven experience as Head Chef at least minimum of 8-10 yrs. on the same field as Hot kitchen.
• Exceptional proven ability of kitchen management.
• Capacity in allocating tasks and monitoring progress.
• Outstanding communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Ability to multitask.
• 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).
• Credentials in health and safety training – HACCP.
• 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.

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.


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