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Head Development Chef


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: GP186-4602

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a rapidly developing restaurant group who are looking to hire a Head Development Chef to join their team in Riyadh. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at a senior level where you can continue to grow and excel. You will also be reporting directly to the CEO.

Your main responsibilities will be to oversee a team of 15 brand chefs. This role is carefully balance between kitchen/culinary and the business side of things. You will oversee all staff training, menu development across multiple cuisines as well as full menu generation for new brands moving forward.


The successful candidate should be a hands on operational culinary professional with extensive experience in training and menu development. You should also be an outgoing, energetic go getter. The ideal candidate should be currently working as a Development Chef or Executive Chef either in a restaurant or hotel within the region. Experience in multiple cuisines is an advantage.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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Chef salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 5,500

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