Inflight Chef

3 days left

Abu Dhabi
Competitive Tax Free Salary
26 Sep 2016
24 Oct 2016
Job Level

Our team is truly multi-cultural and is made up of nationals from over 120 countries. They are our ambassadors, and the ambassadors of our home Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates representing us whilst flying all over the world to destinations in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia caring for our guests with traditional Arabic warmth, hospitality and respect in a fleet of our state of the art luxurious new aircrafts.




Take your career to a new height by joining us as an In-flight Chef working on board in our First Class zone. As an award winning airline, we recruit the best chefs who have proven experience and a desire to achieve and exceed guest satisfaction. This is your chance to do what you do best whilst flying all over the world.


Working in First Class, you'll have the opportunity to oversee and manage all kitchen operations while ensuring that our guests receive impeccable service and quality while they dine.    

If you are interested in a chef's role with a difference, read on and apply now to join our team. 


You must exceed our guests' expectations onboard and deliver great service 100% of the time, whilst offering a unique taste of United Arab Emirates hospitality - cultured, considerate, warm and generous. You will oversee and be accountable for the catering loading and food quality in First Class. As requested, you may also need to participate in duties at the catering centre, in Etihad lounges and at corporate, PR and VIP functions.




  • Fantastic tax-free salary which is competitive within the industry and reviewed on a regular basis.
  • Free accommodation in a modern shared fully-furnished apartment, with your own private facilities. Everything is provided for you to ensure that you have a safe, secure and comfortable home in Abu Dhabi.
  • Etihad transport to take from your accommodation to the airport for your flight duties and then to bring you back home again after your flight.
  • Access to exclusive state of the art Etihad swimming pools, health clubs and fitness centres at no cost, and reduced rate massage, hairdressing and beauty treatments to keep you looking your best.
  • Leading airline travel benefits including unlimited personal travel at special rates, an annual leave ticket and generous concessions for family and friends to use.
  • Excellent free private medical insurance and life/accident insurance.
  • Annual leave of 30 days.
  • Genuine advantages for career progression in a fast paced dynamic working environment.
  • Special discounts at restaurants, shops, hotels and leisure facilities across the United Arab Emirates and the region.



To become one of our award winning In-flight Chefs you will need to meet the following criteria and qualifications:


  • Qualified Chef with experience in 4/5 star hotels, fine dining establishments or cruise liners.
  • Minimum age 21 years.
  • Fluent in English; verbal, written and comprehension.
  • Fluency in another language is an advantage.
  • Must be confident in water and be able to swim with the aid of a flotation device.
  • Able to reach 210cms without shoes.
  • No tattoos that would be visible whilst wearing the Etihad uniform (bandages and cosmetic coverings are not permitted).
  • No body piercings that would be visible whilst wearing the Etihad uniform, other than one earring in the lower lobe of each ear for females only (bandages and cosmetic coverings are not permitted).
  • Educated to a minimum level of accredited secondary education or equivalent.
  • Never convicted of a criminal offence.
  • Excellent personal presentation, style and image.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willing to comply with UAE and GCAA visa, medical and health screening requirements.


If you meet all of our criteria and you don't want to miss out on a great career and exciting lifestyle, apply now!

Check the WORLDWIDE ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE section of our Etihad Careers website for details of where and when we will be in the next few months. This is updated on a regular basis.

We look forward to meeting you soon.



If you are coming to an OPEN DAY, print the Registration Form at the bottom of the page, complete it and bring it with you  together with a copy of your Current CV2 Colour Passport Photographs1 Full Length Photograph. Should you meet the criteria during registration, you may be required to stay for the whole day and asked to return the next day for an interview.


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