Chef De Cuisine - Turkish Outlet

United Arab Emirates-Ajman-The Fairmont Ajman
05 Jan 2017
18 Jan 2017
Job Type
Chefs, Head Chef
Job Level

Chef de Cuisine - Turkish Outlet

Every memorable dining experience at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts begins behind the scenes with our Culinary team's commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine. As Chef de Cuisine, you will manage this dynamic department with flair, engaging your team and inspiring a complement of truly spectacular menu offerings.

Hotel Overview: Ideally situated on the Arabian Gulf in Ajman, UAE, the newly built Fairmont Ajman has opened May 2015. The hotel close proximity to both Sharjah and Dubai airports. The hotel features 252 guestrooms and suites, including two luxurious penthouse offerings, a multitude of dining options and fitness facilities. The beachfront location offers guests a wide range of leisure activities including water sports and diving as well as access to shopping and cultural excursions. Event planners can take advantage of 2,000 square meters of indoor function space as well as outdoor facilities.

Summary of Responsibilities:

- Reporting to the Executive 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

- Conduct daily shift briefings to Kitchen Colleagues

- Manage inventories, pricing, cost controls, requisitioning and the issuing of supplies and equipment for food production

- Cost menus accurately

- Ensure all Kitchen Colleagues are aware of standards and expectations

- Liaise daily with front of the house to keep open lines of communication regarding guest feedback

- Maintain and enhance authentic Turkish food products through creative menu development, evolving modern food presentation keeping with in Turkish boundaries.

- Maintain cleanliness and proper rotation of product in chillers

- Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs

- Ensure proper staffing and scheduling in accordance to productivity guidelines

- 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

- Other duties as assigned

- Implement HACCP in his / her area of work in accordance with Ajman Public Health Program.

- Willingness to accept a dual role of a Chef / Manager is a minimum expectation

- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations, the team and the training in the restaurant

- Seeking opportunities to increase food & beverage revenue and maximize departmental productivity

•Previous leadership experience in the Culinary field / Front of the house required
• Previous experience working with Turkish cuisine mandatory
• Journeyman's papers or international equivalent preferred
• Diploma Certification in a Culinary discipline preferred
• 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
• Ability to meet and interact with guests and develop positive relationship
• Experience working in the Middle East is an asset

Visa Requirements: Please note that you must be eligible to live and work in Ajman. We will assist successful applicants with the visa process and provide flights and accommodation.

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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!