Ref: GP340-2276

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

• Lead and manage the culinary team in creating and executing innovative, high-quality menus and culinary experiences that meet the needs of our guests and exceed their expectations.
• Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and suppliers to ensure the highest quality and most cost-effective ingredients are used in the preparation of all food and beverage offerings.
• Develop and implement culinary policies and procedures that comply with local health and safety regulations and industry best practices.
• Develop and execute training programs for the culinary team to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest culinary techniques, trends, and best practices.
• Continuously review and improve the culinary offerings to stay ahead of the competition and meet the evolving needs of our guests.
• Manage the culinary department's budget and ensure that all expenditures are within the approved limits.
• Collaborate with other departments, such as Sales, Marketing, and Events, to ensure a seamless and exceptional guest experience across all touchpoints.
• Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide coaching and feedback to the culinary team to support their growth and development.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


• Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, or a related field.
• A minimum of 15 years of experience in the culinary field, with at least 5 years of experience in an Executive Chef role and managing a large team within a large and established hotel environment.
• Experience in developing and executing innovative and high-quality menus and culinary experiences that meet the needs of a diverse range of guests.
• Strong knowledge of local and international cuisine, cooking techniques, and industry trends.
• Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills.
• Strong business acumen and financial management skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure.
• Flexibility to work irregular hours, including weekends and holidays.
• Fluent in English, with additional languages being an advantage.

If you meet the above requirements and are passionate about culinary excellence and delivering exceptional guest experiences, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

About the Company

Quest Search & Selection is a specialist recruitment consultancy with over 20 years' experience in sourcing the world's best candidates for the global Retail, FMCG and Hospitality sectors.

With offices in the UK & Dubai, we have an international presence and a global reach. Our recruiters place candidates locally and internationally for a wide variety of roles focusing on the following areas:

Retail Buying & Merchandising, E-commerce & Digital, Food & Beverage, Hotels, Hospitality & Operations, Retail Stores & Operations, HR & Recruitment, Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Technical and New Product Development.

We work in partnership with our clients who range from famous international brands within the Retail, Restaurant, Hotel and Consumer products space. Our reputation is built on our in-depth understanding of the industry and our consultants' skill, knowledge and passion for their sectors.

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