Executive Chef
Doha, Qatar
منذ 6 يوم

Executive Chef

Manage all kitchen operations including Stewarding operations with an emphasis on maintaining hygienic standards and practices, staff training, and overseeing the preparation and presentation of a consistent food product which meets customer’s expectations.

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha is located on its own secluded island, just steps away from numerous entertainment and dining options at the glamourous destination of The Pearl, in the capital of Qatar.

Showcasing the finest European architecture, blended with traditional Arabian elements, Marsa Malaz Kempinski boasts 281 luxurious rooms including 69 suites, two Presidential suites and two Royal suites.


The job of Executive Chef is executed satisfactorily when :

  • Recipes are maintained up-dated and accurate costing of all dishes prepared and sold in the Food and Beverage operation.
  • New dishes and products are developed.

  • Comprehensive product knowledge is fostered in regards to ingredients, equipment, suppliers, markets and current trends and appropriate adjustments to kitchen operations are made accordingly.
  • Excellent culinary technical skills are displayed and maintained.
  • Menus offering our guests value for money in accordance with corporate guidelines are created in collaboration with the Food & Beverage Director / Manager.
  • Effective and positive employee working relationships are established and maintained (ESS score 75% and above).
  • All HACCP guidelines are achieved and maintained.
  • The Executive Chef fulfils their role as a Talent Development Ambassador when :

  • They actively support and implement Talent Development initiatives as a part of their daily activities.
  • They identify Training talents in their department and throughout the hotels as per below definition* and actively support their career development.
  • They support and initiate transfer, cross exposure and task force assignments for their team.
  • They personally conduct TTTTs with their team on a regular basis and take personal interest for their talents’ development plans.
  • They recruit and select potential talent according to the Company’s current and future hotel, regional and worldwide needs including conducting interviews for positions in their department and their region.

  • Manage all functions of the Food Production and Stewarding operations to achieve the optimum departmental profit.
  • Plan and organize with the Director of Food and Beverage successful Food and Beverage activities in the hotel and abroad.
  • Keep an up-dated hotel policies and procedures file.
  • Work with the People Services Manager to ensure the departmental performance of staff is productive.
  • Plan for future staffing needs.
  • Ensure training needs analysis of Kitchen staff is carried out and training programmes are designed and implemented to meet needs (in collaboration with the Training Manager where applicable).
  • Conduct probation and formal performance appraisal in line with company guidelines.
  • Maintain up to date staff records and approves leave requests.
  • Coach, counsel and discipline staff, providing constructive feedback to enhance performance.
  • Participate in the preparation of the hotel’s revenue plan and marketing programmes.
  • Determine with the Finance Director the minimum and maximum stocks of all food, material and equipment.
  • Work with Finance in the preparation and management of the department’s budget.
  • Demonstrate awareness of OH&S policies and procedures and ensure all procedures are conducted safely and within OH&S guidelines and ensure all direct reports do the same.
  • Be aware of duty of care and adhere to occupational, health and safety legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Be familiar with property safety, first aid and fire and emergency procedures and operate equipment safely and sensibly.
  • Initiate action to correct a hazardous situation and notify supervisors of potential dangers.
  • Log security incidents and accidents in accordance with hotel requirements.
  • Implement and practice HACCP.
  • NATIONALITY : Eligible for a working permit in country of hire.

    EDUCATION : Gastronomic education certificate or equivalent (apprenticeship / diploma / BA / Bsc)

    Must show signs of career development

    HACCP certification

    EXPERIENCE : To fill the position, the following is required :

  • Minimum five 5 years in a kitchen management role, preferably with an international 5* hotel chain
  • Minimum ten 10 years kitchen experience
  • Experience in a standalone F&B operation is beneficial
  • International experience is preferred
  • Banqueting experience is preferred
  • LANGUAGE : Ability to work and communicate in a multinational environment :

  • Local language excellent oral and written skills where necessary
  • English excellent oral and written skills
  • Additional language - beneficial
  • COMPETENCIES : To fill this position the candidate must have :

  • Knowledgeable of food safety regulations
  • Ability to effectively manage a team
  • Ability to work independently, thrive under pressure in challenging circumstances and come up with proactive, rational solutions
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and retain effective working relationships with hotel staff and clients / vendors
  • Ability to identify and delegate tasks effectively
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Applies a professional, confidential and ethical approach at all times
  • Works in a safe, prudent and organised manner
  • Be knowledgeable of sales, marketing & promotional practices

    COMPETENCIES : Computer literacy adapted to the field of culinary :

  • Ability to operate computer and office equipment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

    CHARACTERISTICS : To fill this position the candidate must identify with the Kempinski core values, in addition they should be especially :

  • Passionate for Food & Beverage / gastronomy
  • People oriented
  • Passionate for European luxury
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Straightforward
  • Innovative
  • Business acumen
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Team player
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Tolerant and open minded
  • Works well under pressure
  • Organization : Kempinski Hotels

    Job Level : Team Leader / Skilled Professional

    Schedule : Full-time

    Job Number : 220000KE

    Job Level : Team Leader / Skilled Professional

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