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Head Chef


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-4023

Job description / Role

Charterhouse is working with an established iconic restaurant group who is looking to hire a Head Chef for its soon to open upscale Mediterranean venue in Dubai. As Head Chef, you will be involved in all culinary aspects of the restaurant and bar, working very closely with the owner and brand chef on recipes and vision for the restaurant.

You will take overall responsibility for the kitchen operations, develop new recipes and ensure food standards at all times. You will be required to tailor bespoke menus as needed and communicate openly with the GM to ensure smooth flow between BOH and FOH. You will also manage a team of approximately 50 staff members in the kitchen, being a strong communicative leader. You should also manage all admin aspects of the kitchen such as pricing, work schedules, food costs, standard and procedures.


The successful candidate should have at least 10 years’ experience in menu design and development and be currently working as a Head of Executive Chef within a Mediterranean or Greek restaurant. You should be an excellent communicator, someone with a level head even in a high stress environment. Our client is looking to hire a zealous, unique and energised Chef who is keen to take on an exciting new opportunity where they can showcase their flair and passion. For the ideal candidate, our client will consider candidates outside the region.

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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Head Chef salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 11,500

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