Executive Chef - Dean & Deluca Operations Management - Kuwait
This is a leadership role for D&D in the MENA region spanning both full operational control as well as strategic F&B development.
You will be a motivating and passionate leader with experience in managing large diverse teams across multiple locations, overseeing a complex Café and Retail operation and a new Catering business. You will have experience in how to best manage complexity and ways to simplify the operation to ensure stability.
You will also be well versed in culinary development - demonstrating creativity and flair whilst being aware of latest food trends and new thinking as to how to commercialize a menu.
You will demonstrate a positive attitude in any circumstance, be a motivating leader and coach to your team, championing a "grow with us" culture and vision.
You will be an out of the box thinker, who always has a grasp of the bigger picture whilst being totally aware of the operational detail.
About the Brand: Dean & Deluca is a food adventure. Friendly staff members offer tastes of cheeses, charcuterie, olive oils, exotic fruits, breads and pastries, chocolates and Arabic sweets and the restaurant prides itself on attentive, high quality service. The people here at Dean & Deluca don't just create amazing food and give great service - they create the kind of wonder that stimulates our customers to try new food types and to eat traditional food items made to perfection. If you are looking for a retail or hospitality job that combines brilliant people skills with enthusiasm about food, Dean & Deluca offers a retail environment like no other - uniquely focused on delivering amazing customer experiences and food products with our team of passionate people.
About Us: M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 70 of the world's most recognised retail brands including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria's Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania. The company operates over 3,000 stores across diverse customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.
Alshaya's stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe and the company employs more than 46,000 people from over 110 nationalities.