Sous Chef

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Employment: Full Time

Sous Chef - 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 Sous Chef to join their team in Saudi Arabia for positions in both Jeddah and Riyadh.
Based in the Production department, the Sous 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 to excellent food standard, efficient, consistent and high-quality production. Maintaining high hygiene standards.

• Responsible for the Airline Catering, Company Restaurants, outside party service production and supports Staff services whenever required.
• Ensures production of meals in accordance with company Standard and individual customer's agreed specifications.
• Supervises /prepares hot food products in accordance with customers’ demand for food presentations, suggestions and developments etc.
• Works in close cooperation with Pre-Preparation, Cold Kitchen and Bakery and other related departments.
• Supervises/participates in the daily production. Takes responsibility for own shift.
• Supervises production in accordance with yields, recipes, and specifications to ensure that all cooked products are of the highest standard.
• Conducts full shift checks in accordance with prescribed guidelines from Head Chef with full written documentation.
• Keeps Head Chef/Duty Manager informed of any deviation of product or deadline.
• Ensures correct packing procedures are followed at all times.
• Formulates production list and daily flight order for all customers.
• Formulate daily productivity.
• Conducts month-end stocktaking.
• Ensures a cost-efficient operation with optimum utilization of manpower, equipment and facilities within the budget framework.
• Controls wastage, breakages and pilferage in the Section and recommend procedures to control the same.
• Controls staff, staff performance and overtime through correct planning of personnel, rosters and vacation plans etc
• Ensures all staff is followed personal hygiene standards.
• Ensures that the Company's hygiene, quality and temperature control standards are fully understood by all staff and strictly followed.

SAR 10,000 to 15,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.
Additional benefits: Family Benefits


• Holding City & Guilds Certificate level 1 & 2 or equivalent..
• Completed Food Safety Training (Level4).
• Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience working as Sou Chef within Inflight Catering, Cruise Ships, or External Catering Companies.
• Excellent culinary expertise and proficiency in food processing.
• Excellent background in Hygiene and Food Safety.
• Very Good Communication & Leadership Skills.
• English Language (reading, writing & speaking).

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.


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