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Chocolatier

Middle East, United Arab Emirates

Full job details

Recruiter
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr.
Posted
4/23/2012 11:34:42 AM
Ref
FAI00034
Location
Middle East, United Arab Emirates
Job Type
Chefs, Pastry Chef
Sector
Hotel
Job Level
 
Chocolatier

On the lobby level of the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr there is situated The Chocolate Gallery, a chocolate boutique with a fully glassed in Chocolate atelier giving visibility to both interior and exterior guests of the gallery. The candidate will be part of a team responsible for all the chocolate production in the gallery namely truffles, pralines, fondant and bars for both retail and in house use. The Chocolatier will also produce all of the chocolate mise-en-place for use throughout the hotel in both banquets and outlets.

Hotel Overview:  Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, "gateway to the sea" boasts a prime location at the mainland gateway to the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. With its strikingly contemporary architecture, this beachfront business hotel offers the highest level of comfort and elegance throughout its 369 guestrooms and suites, including the ultimate exclusive lifestyle hotel experience with Fairmont Gold.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Pastry Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:             

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow Colleagues
  • Actively share ideas, opinions and suggestions in daily shift briefings
  • Ensure all kitchen Colleagues are aware of standards and expectations
  • Liaise daily with Outlet Chefs to keep open lines of communication regarding guest feedback
  • Continually strive to improve food preparation and presentations
  • Maintain proper rotation of product in all chillers to minimize wastage/spoilage
  • Ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of all work areas, utensils, and equipment
  • Follow kitchen policies, procedures and service standards
  • Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage
  • Requires a minimum of 3 years of experience in 5 star property
  • Support / Coach / Lead & Motivate Pastry colleagues
  • In charge of the daily requisition for the outlet according to business levels
  • Ensure that all Chocolate preparation, production and decoration are completed as per business requirement for the chocolate Gallery in Timely manner
  • Promote a hygienic and organized environment respecting all of the regulations enforced by the Abu Dhabi food Authority.
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as required by the department Head

 

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in the Culinary field required
  • Journeyman's papers or international equivalent required
  • DiplomaCertification in a Culinary discipline an asset
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications an asset
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
  • Highly responsible & reliable
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times
  • Requires a minimum of 3 years of experience in 5 star property
  • The position requires a candidate with Good knowledge of Chocolate production, willing to expand his / her skills
  • A quick learner and someone who has a passion about chocolate
  • Participation in seminars given by pastry chefs or Demos from Chocolate Experts would be an advantage.
  • Able to work in a modern style, needs to be creative and having a keen eye for detail is critical.
  • Have the Ability to interact in a professional manner in an open kitchen concept and interact with hotel guests and visitors alike.

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):         

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs
  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting
  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

Visa Requirements: Please note that you must be eligible to live and work in Abu Dhabi. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr  will cover visa costs and flights for selected candidates from place of origin.

Living and working in Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi, the capital, is the largest of the 7 Emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates, one of the world fastest growing tourist destinations. When you choose to live and work in Abu Dhabi, you will find that we offer competitive salaries, service charge, quality medical benefits, meals and furnished accommodation.  There are currently no income taxes in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi's heritage is rooted in Islamic traditions and living here will prove to be a unique life experience. For more information about living in Abu Dhabi,  we suggest you visit the following websites:


www.visitabudhabi.ae
www.auhcustoms.gov.ae
www.abudhabi.com
www.ask-ali.com

APPLY TODAY: Whether you're launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit www.fairmontcareers.com to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts-and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!

 

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS

At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That's why you'll find exceptional work opportunities-throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific-as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

                                                                         

   

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