Head Chef - Fine Dining


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-5901

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working exclusively with an established premium dining restaurant, who is expanding their portfolio with a new location in Dubai. They are looking to hire a Head Chef to oversee this key location, focused on fine dining Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine.

The Head Chef will be responsible for managing the culinary side and leading a team of 50 in the kitchen. You will ensure the standards are maintained at all times, in terms of presentation, culinary experience, product quality and service level.

You will be responsible for regularly creating specials and evolving the menu to keep it new and exciting to the dedicated repeat diners. This role will also require you to oversee inventory, cost and quality control.


To be considered for this role, the candidate should be an experienced Head Chef, with a strong background in Mediterranean or Arabic cuisine. You must be people oriented demonstrating strong leadership skills with excellent time management. The candidate must be able to excel in a fine dining environment, ensuring that the high and crucial standards are met.

Experience in the middle east is preferred but not essential. The ideal candidate will be the perfect combination of a strong hands-on chef, a true leader and a charismatic professional who is always striving to go above and beyond for the customers culinary experience. Strong leadership and English communication skills are essential for this role to manage a diverse team. The Head Chef will be required to work 6 days per week.

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 Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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Head Chef salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 11,000

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