Ref: GP340-2376

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Seeking a Culinary Director to lead and elevate a culinary team. If you're a seasoned culinary professional with a passion for creating exceptional dining experiences, this is your chance to shine. Join this dynamic team in shaping innovative menus, maintaining quality standards, and fostering relationships with local suppliers to take culinary offerings to new heights. Join a team dedicated to delivering outstanding dining experiences. Elevate your culinary career and make a mark as a key player in culinary excellence. Apply now and lead the way in crafting unforgettable gastronomic journeys.

Key Responsibilities:

* Lead and inspire a team of culinary professionals to create innovative and delectable menus.
* Oversee menu development, ensuring a perfect blend of creativity, quality, and seasonal ingredients.
* Collaborate with local suppliers to source the freshest and finest ingredients, promoting sustainability.
* Maintain the highest standards of hygiene, safety, and cleanliness across all culinary operations.
* Drive creativity and excellence, enhancing the dining experience for every guest.
* Implement efficient cost control measures without compromising on quality.
* Foster a collaborative and positive environment that nurtures growth and skill development.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

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


Qualifications and Experience for a Culinary Director:

* Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, or a related field.
* Proven track record of culinary excellence with at least 8-10 years of progressive culinary leadership experience.
* Extensive knowledge of culinary trends, techniques, and best practices.
* Strong understanding of food cost control, budget management, and financial analysis.
* Certification from recognized culinary institutions is a plus.
* Experience in managing diverse culinary teams and fostering a positive work environment.
* Demonstrated ability to create and execute innovative and diverse menus.
* Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
* Proficiency in culinary software and kitchen management systems.
* Strong organizational and time-management abilities.
* Adaptability to fast-paced and dynamic culinary environments.
* Knowledge of local and international cuisines.
* Commitment to maintaining high food safety and hygiene standards.
* Previous experience working in high-end hotels or fine-dining establishments is preferred.

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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