Vol. 64 Aug-Sept 2017 Newsletter

Culinary Opportunities

Executive Chef for a Luxury Members’ Club – Singapore/ Malaysia

An exciting new project is opening in SE Asia and we are assisting our client in finding the right Executive Chef to join the team and lead the Culinary / F&B concept and operations.

The Executive Chef of this highly anticipated “Luxury Members Club” will report to, and work alongside the General Manager in bringing the grand vision into reality.  He/she will be responsible for creating a memorable culinary experience for the members through the development of well-crafted menu concepts for their F&B outlets (restaurants and bars) and banquets, creating F&B promotions, and embracing creativity and variety in the menu, based on seasonal flavors and fresh produce.

This role will challenge your creative side, your management abilities and your operational knowledge and it will reward you with the loyalty and admiration of the members you serve!

Requirements:

  • The candidate must have previous/current experience and familiarity with Luxury Clubs or Hotels.
  • Relevant culinary qualifications and a strong track record of achievement in a similar environment.
  • Possess proven abilities in developing and implementing cost control measures.
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills with professional dedication and a team-oriented attitude.
  • Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal relations skills.
  • Willing to be hands-on in execution.

Salary Details: Annual salary of Singapore $100,000 Gross (negotiable).

“Japanese” Sous Chef for Luxury Members’ Club – Singapore/ Malaysia

A Japanese Sous Chef is required for a newly opened Japanese Restaurant in a recognized Member’s Club in Singapore.

Current/previous work experience in a recognized Japanese fine dining Restaurant is preferable.

Restaurant opening experience is preferred, but not mandatory.

You will assist the Head Chef with the overall daily operations of the Japanese Restaurant and will ensure that the staff deliver on the members’ high expectations for service and quality.

This Chef will also be responsible for the entire kitchen operation of this restaurant, including purchasing, budgeting, menu planning and creation, as well as training of the restaurant staff.   

Salary Details:   Singapore $48,000 per year, Gross (negotiable)

Asian/Chinese Cuisine Chef

Our client which operates a quality restaurant facility is urgently seeking an Asian/Chinese Cuisine Chef for their award winning restaurant operation. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
•             Work with the Restaurant General Manager and front of the house staff to ensure positive guest experience.
•             Ensure quality food product and presentations.
•             Teach and develop staff while serving a consistent product with pride.
•             Maintains food cost, labor cost and expenses within the company budget guidelines.
•             Meets attendance guidelines and adheres to regulatory, departmental and company policies.
•             Must be able to cook and prepare traditional cuisine and create new, innovative dishes
•             Must be able to react quickly and resolve problems. Support and foster loyalty and conduct business in a professional manner at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS: 
•             Candidate must currently be in an Asian/Chinese Cuisine Chef or similar role right now in a first class restaurant operation
•             A team player with good initiative and leadership skills, hands on and technically well versed in classic cooking incorporating modern presentations.
•             Preference will be given to candidates with extensive quality Asian and Chinese Cuisine repertoire
•             Must have experience in high volume type of environment, experience in fine dining
•             Able to manage and lead a strong and large restaurant culinary brigade in the city
•             Ability to maintain and further the develop the standards set by the management team
•             Must be able to communicate in English and speaking Mandarin or Cantonese would be a definite asset.
•             This position requires a minimum of 2 year Culinary Arts School, or equivalent technical training in the food industry and must have basic computer skills.
•             Must present a neat and professional appearance, is Guest and people oriented.
•             The ideal candidate should be energetic, passionate and a solid culinary foundation in Asian and Chinese Cuisines

The salary compensation for this key culinary position is outstanding and will also offer a progressive bonus/incentive package and excellent company benefits.

Assistant Executive Chef - Caribbean

Our Client, an ultra-luxury resort in the Caribbean with over 15 F&B outlets requires a large volume Assistant Executive Chef  who will provide support and functional assistance to the Executive Chef and oversee a very large brigade including  Executive Sous Chefs, Pastry Chefs, Sous Chefs and more than 100 cooks. He/she will oversee and direct all aspects of the kitchen operation, at the highest company standards. He/she will coordinate functions and activities with the Food & Beverage department heads. In order to be successful the preferred candidate must have experience in large volume and fast paced resorts. He/she must have a background of five star hotel/resort  experience and should have exposure to luxury culinary experience and leadership.

All outlets are open all 7 days of the week. We are looking for a chef that would work a 6 day work week. He/she will be fully responsible for all aspects of the resort dining including food cost, manning targets, health hygiene, sanitation, menu development, training, team building, moral building, maintenance of all outlets, maintaining all company standards and respecting company SOP’s.

Must have Requirements:

  • Internationally recognized culinary institution or equivalent technical schooling, received apprenticeship training
  • Ten years in growing through the ranks from an apprentice to an  assistant chef (sous chef/Exec Sous Chef) in international hotels / resorts.
  • Five years’ experience as Executive chef in an international first-class hotel/resort
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of sauce preparation, soup, butchering and all culinary operations. 
  • Solid experience in buffet and decorating buffets.  basic knowledge of specialties such as pastry work and ice carving is desirable and very essential
  • Knowledge of volume production and ability to maintain the highest quality standards
  • Proven management abilities in and demonstrated knowledge of: 
  • Planning short and long range goals, including strategic (5 years) planning
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Scheduling
  • Vacation control and monitoring
  • Departmental profit / loss analysis
  • Strong hands on knowledge of various international cuisine obtained in first class hotel / resorts
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

 

Casino, Cruise ship experience or large resort experience would be preferred.

Full Family package:
$80k tax free (depending on experience) plus housing, medicals and company ex-pat benefits. Gratuity approx. $8000 per annum depending on occupancy, deduction for medical cover approx. $200 per month.
Accommodation allowance $ 2650 US will be given (utility bills, water and electricity paid by yourself). Company will supply and pay for work permit (you pay for support materials such as blood test, certification of documents etc. in place of residence). Relocation/flights - taken care by company plus travel related expenses up to $1000

Banquet Chef – Guam, USA

This new luxury resort in the beautiful island of Guam is in need of a Banquet Chef. He/she will be responsible for managing and training the banqueting kitchen team to deliver an excellent Guest experience. You will also be required to manage food cost control.

Qualifications/Requirements for the role

  • Must have legal papers to work in the USA
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in high quality Banqueting
  • Experience handling volume business; conferences, conventions
  • Experience in International Brand hotels with extensive F & B outlets
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have the ability to supervise and strongly motivate their team.

 

A very competitive salary and benefit package will be provided based on the candidates’ experience.

Only applicants who can legally work in the USA will be considered

Spanish Speaker Pastry Chef Instructor – Peru

Our client is seeking the talents of a Pastry Chef Instructor responsible for teaching the art of pastry and bakery in a classroom and kitchen lab environment. The instructor will follow the lesson plan and teaching style as established by the Culinary Director and the Academic Director. In addition to teaching, the instructor will participate in trade shows and media events to increase brand awareness of the institution.
The position requires a two year commitment, fluency in Spanish mandatory

Candidate background:
• Culinary degree in Pastry or equivalent
• Minimum of three years of culinary teaching experience
• Professional management experience as a Pastry Chef in fine dining restaurants, large volume operations, multi-unit properties as well as hotels
• Previous involvement in planning student attendance in trade show or similar industry events, where the students can display their work and learned skills
• Media appearances such as newspaper articles or TV blurbs

Our client will offer an excellent starting base salary alone with a great company benefits, travel and the opportunity to advance in your career.

Chinese Executive Chef – Zhejiang, China

A beautiful Hotel located in the major city of Zhejiang Province in China, requires an experienced Chinese Executive Chef to be responsible for preparing Chinese cuisine.

The individual will be responsible for administration and organizing the kitchen operation, menu and food concept creation and implementation, staff training and development.  You will be a quality focused Chef, keeping regular operations and development of kitchen and stewarding to ensure that the production is according to the standard menu.

The ideal candidate should be energetic with passion and a solid foundation.  You should be a hands on Chef and great in influencing people with food. Have excellent organizational and administration skills, planning and designing menu and food promotion, and technically well versed in classic cooking incorporating modern presentations.
Preference will be given to candidates trained and educated in China with experience in cuisines from all regions of China.

The individual should speak English, be familiar with HACCP, kitchen administration, nutrition management, and computer skills.

Skills:
College (and above) diploma.
Professionally trained in kitchen management and nutrition management.

Salary : Negotiable.

Executive Chef – South California, USA 

Our client a 5 star, successful, large volume, growing nationwide Restaurant Group now opening a new Restaurant in Southern California requires a solid Executive Chef. This is an excellent long-term career opportunity to work for a well-known expanding Restaurant Group. The successful candidate will be highly experienced with self-standing restaurants and have a stable track-record of employers.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
•Opening experience is an asset including recruiting and training
•Multi-unit experience is an asset but not essential
•100% scratch menu
•High attention to quality both in ingredients and final presentation, ability to manage a large team 50+.
•Strong financial background on food cost, labor cost etc.
•Responsible for larger than normal menu size.
•High energy and very good stamina

Salary $120,000 USD gross negotiable plus bonus and benefits.

Executive Chef - Restaurant Group, UAE

We require a hands-on AMERICAN/ Canadian Executive Chef who has worked in America and is very conversant in American Street Foods such as different kinds/type of Burgers, (Beef, Chicken, Fish, Turkey etc), Chilies, Arepas, Ribs, Barbecue items, Crepes, Hot Dogs, Grilled Sandwiches, Mac n Cheese/Tacos, Pitas Doughnuts, Waffles etc.

The Executive Chef will report to the CEO of the company. The Group caters to Royal events, Royal functions, exclusive outdoor functions and high end Institutional caterings. This position will be based in Dubai.

The compensation package exceeds USD 100,000 net of taxes plus all expat benefits.

Executive Chef, “Celebrity” Restaurant – Singapore

International and SE Asian experience in “Celebrity Chefs” restaurants is mandatory.

A luxury multi-unit facility, which includes hotels and other inter-related hospitality operations in Singapore requires an experienced Executive Chef for their unique and outstanding Restaurant that serves modern International and SE Asian cuisine (modern Japanese).

The ideal candidate will be someone who has experience working in Celebrity Chef restaurants in Europe, USA, and in Asia, particularly in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
The Executive Chef must be a dynamic and enthusiastic culinary professional with a strong background in managing and working with a well known Chef(s), and have an entrepreneurial approach.
This Chef will have to be the “Ambassador” in the absence of the Celebrity Chef.  So, he/she will have to be great at engaging with the guests and FOH team.

Other "mandatory" requirements are:
Must come from a “Celebrity Chef” Restaurant background like Momofuku, Jean-Georges, Zuma or top level Celebrity Chefs.
Prefer someone from US, UK, Australia or Japan.
As this is a single independent restaurant, the Chef must have the knowledge, capabilities and experience in managing and overseeing a similar restaurant.
Good skills in food and labor costs.
Must integrate well with the staff.
A very strong leader and trainer, with high goals and standards.
Asian restaurant experience will be a plus.
Has to be able to manage the business and the costs and be exceptional with leading the team and creating new concepts.

Salary: SG$8,000 to SG$10,000 per month (negotiable) + benefits and bonus.

Executive Pastry Chef – Maldives

We have been retained by our client a beautiful new 5 star Resort & Spa in the Maldives with over 200 rooms to source an outstanding Pastry Chef.
 
Report to the Resort’s Executive Chef.
 
Knowledgeable in classic & modern pastry preparation, garnishing, dishes and cooking. Experience working with chocolate to create showpieces.
 
The candidate must have minimum 3-4 years of experience. 
 
Excellent organizational and multitasking skills are necessary with the ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and strict attention to detail.
 
With your outstanding team building and leadership skills you will assist the Executive Chef by overseeing the day- to-day pastry operations, including training, scheduling, supervising staff and monitoring food quality.
 
He or she must also possess superior communication skills and interpersonal skills to provide overall guest satisfaction and be able to work a varied and flexible work schedule.
 
SALARY: $36,000USD/Negotiable/Net of taxes, accommodation, Healthcare, monthly service charge, 1 R&R per year, annual leave with Air Ticket, prefer single status.
Executive Sous Chef – Caribbean

A beautiful award winning resort in the Caribbean is looking for an experienced Executive Sous Chef. Client requires a hands-on Chef who would be responsible for 5 outlets, approx. 60 team members, this includes stewarding. He/she will report to the Executive Chef. This is a very busy operation, high volume, however it is high end. It’s all about quality and the best product run at the highest level possible. All outlets are open all 7 days of the week. We are looking for a chef that would work a 6 day work week. He/she will be fully responsible for all aspects of the resort dining including food cost, manning targets, health hygiene, sanitation, menu development, training, team building, moral building, village maintenance of all outlets, maintaining all company standards and respecting company SOP’s.

Competitive Salary Package: $65k tax free (depending on experience) plus housing, medicals and company ex-pat benefits. Gratuity is approx. $8000 per annum depending on occupancy, deduction for medical cover approx. $200 per month. Accommodation allowance $1650 US will be given (utility bills, water and electricity paid by yourself). Company will supply and pay for work permit (you pay for support materials such as blood test, certification of documents etc. in place of residence). Relocation/flights - taken care by company plus travel related expenses up to $1000

(Opening) Director of Food and Beverage – Sultanate of Oman 

A Director of Food & Beverage is required for a 250 room beautiful new resort opening in Oman that will be visited by leisure and business travelers from all over the Middle East and worldwide.  This new property comprises of restaurants, lounge, large meeting/banquets and leisure facilities for both adults and children. 

This individual must possess the skills to achieve expected bottom line profit margins and must be "on the floor" supporting the F&B team.  Minimum 2-3 years of previous International and Middle East luxury hotel experience as Director of F&B is preferred, along with “Pre-opening/opening” experience. 

You must be customer and business oriented, be a strong leader, define, implement and maintain the highest standards of guest service, and must also be actively involved in executing revenue strategies and sales initiatives. 
Additionally, he/she must be able to think creatively to implement and "drive" successful marketing initiative, keep aware of trends, systems, practices and equipment in Food and Beverage.  
The ideal candidate will be an expatriate who is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the Food & Beverage Division. 

Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):  
Quality Standard of Service
General Hygiene and Sanitation
Cost Control
Marketing and Planning
Communication
Supplier Relation
Staffing - Control Staffing Levels & Staff Development
Performance Appraisal  

Salary US$62,000 (approximately) net plus expat benefits for self and family (up to 2 children).

Head Dim Sum Chef – Vancouver, Canada

Our client requires a highly experienced Head Dim Sum Chef who will be responsible for Dim Sum for a top Restaurant in Vancouver. He/she should be presently working for a quality restaurant operation. Can direct the planning, coordination and organizational phases of all Dim Sum production for Asian Fine Dining and will oversee two separate F&B outlets and catering operations.

Must be able to ensure that the Dim Sum Culinary team is properly trained & developed. Establishes presentation techniques and retaining quality standards. Can effectively communicate with all food services management.   You will also be responsible to oversee all Dim Sum menu planning, in house marketing, and food related promotions supporting the this operation.

Should have a minimum of 5+ years of Dim Sum Chef experience in a Cantonese/ Szechwan/Hunan and Shanghainese Kitchen steering and operation.  Must be fluent in both Chinese and English and you are very familiar with Classical and Modern Chinese Cuisines.

Excellent starting salary of up to $60,000 CDN. base with shared gratuity program. This company also offer a comprehensive benefit package.  

Italian (Michelin Star) Chef - Jakarta

A prominent 5* luxury hotel in the busy city center of Jakarta requires an Italian Chef with Michelin Star restaurant experience.

As this hotel is known for winning awards for its outstanding restaurants and service, the ideal chef will have strong roots in Italian cuisine; with extensive training and experience in one of the best Michelin Star Italian restaurants in the world.

Experience in standalone famous Italian restaurants in New York and Italy is preferred.

You must also be an excellent leader and trainer for your kitchen staff.

Excellent salary + benefits.

Pastry Chef – Qatar

Our client a newly opened high-end lounge/restaurant chain located in the most beautifully architected mall in the state of Qatar requires an excellent Pastry Chef. The new lounge chain offers a culinary experience imbued with uncommon flair and passion and focuses on making their guests feel instantly welcome and indulged.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years in a management position
  • Specialize in Italian and French cakes/pastries
  • Very-much hands-on oriented
  • European or International experience preferred
  • Single status
  • Opening experience an asset
  • Male or Female welcome

Salary: $48,000USD/annually Net negotiable plus Accommodation, Transportation, Health & Medical Plan, and Meals.

Pastry Chef/Manager – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Our client that is a very successful catering company and bakery operation in the East side of the GTA is urgently seeking the talents of an experienced Pastry Chef/Manager who is self-motivated and is a team player to take charge of this growing Catering, event and bakery operation.

The candidate preferred must have current Pastry Chef experience and knows how to manage a retail/wholesale/catering production in pastries. They must be still hands-on and be able to work and supervise a small team of 3 people. They should have sound managerial and sales experience and be able to produce quality pastries as well as having a strong baking foundation. 

This is a rapidly growing catering company, so there will be room for advancement in the near future. This position will also be responsible for developing and growing new business, while at the same time, taking care of existing accounts in order to achieve maximum revenue and client satisfaction.

This excellent pastry management role will offer a fair base salary of $56,000 Cdn. with an excellent bonus program based on increasing bakery, confectionary sales and controlling all operational costs.

Pastry Sous Chef – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Our client that is a very successful catering company and bakery operation in the east side of the GTA . They are urgently seeking the talents of a Pastry Sous Chef who is a team player to take charge of this growing bakery operation under the Head Pastry Chef.

Must have current pastry experience and knows how to work in a retail/wholesale/catering production in pastries. They must be hands-on and be able to work well with the other team members. They should have quality pastries as well as having a strong baking foundation. 

This position will offer a fair base salary of  $48,000 Cdn. and a small bonus on increasing bakery and confectionary sales. This is a very busy and rapidly growing catering company, so there will be room for advancement in the near future.

Restaurant Executive Chef – Pennsylvania, USA

We are conducting an urgent search for an outstanding and talented Restaurant Executive Chef for one of our clients that operate a well-known and respected Italian Restaurant facility within their first class hotel property in Pennsylvania. (PLEASE NOTE: Not in Philadelphia)
This new acclaimed restaurant will enjoy an excellent reputation of being one of the best Italian restaurants in the city and in the area. Highlights of restaurant would be pleasing and elegant ambience, high level of cuisine and impeccable service.

The Chef would be creating the most of authentic and classic Italian cuisine, using the most freshest of ingredients. A patient trainer and teaching your 12 to 16 culinary team to maintain outstanding standards. He/she will be in charge of costings, schedules, ordering and financials for this outstanding restaurant operation

They are seeking an exceptional Restaurant Executive Chef that is personable, media savvy, culinary promotion minded as well as having an eye for details. Candidates with Culinary degree, college courses in Culinary/Restaurant or Hospitality Management and pedigree is preferred. Must have solid background in Italian up market dining. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a first class deluxe or reputable free standing restaurants is a must.
Ability to deliver a very refined and quality product and for guests to experience an exceptional and memorable dining occasion Outstanding personality in dealing directly with guests at their table and open style kitchen. Exceptional organizational and communication skills and be a leader and role model to all employees. Strong leadership experience and business acumen

This outstanding career opportunity offers a generous compensation package, which will include a base salary of up to $80,000 with an exceptional bonus structure, a comprehensive company employment benefit and pension contribution package. This position will offer tremendous career growth and personal satisfaction with this excellent international hotel organization.

Sous Chef - Caribbean  

Our client in the Caribbean requires a Sous Chef for a large, busy luxury resort. He/she would be assisting the Exec Sous Chef responsible for 6 outlets, approx. 60 team members, this includes stewarding, very busy operation, mid to high volume but high end, and it’s all about quality and the best product possible run at the highest food quality level. The outlets are open 7 days a week. The Chef will be reporting to the Executive Sous Chef and works 6 days a week with a 7am start time. The Sous chef will assist the Exec Sous Chef who is responsible for all aspects of the resort restaurants including food cost, manning targets, health/hygiene, sanitation, menu development, training, team building, moral building, maintenance of all outlets, maintaining all company standards and respecting company SOP’s.

Salary: US $40,000 - US $45,000 net (tax free) commensurate with experience, Grats, approx. $8000 per annum depending on occupancy. Medical cover approx. $200 per month. Accommodation allowance will be given depending on family status and needs (utility bills, water and electricity paid by you). Company will supply and pay for work permit (you pay for support materials such as blood test, certification of documents etc. in place of residence). Relocation/flights - taken care by company plus travel related expenses up to $1000

Thai Chef de Cuisine  – Guam, USA

This new luxury resort in the beautiful island of Guam is in need of a Thai Chef de Cuisine. Reporting to the Executive Chef, this position is responsible for the daily operation of the Thai Restaurant in the hotel. 

Qualifications/Requirements for the role
•Must have legal papers to work in the USA
•At least 1-2 years of Chef de Cuisine experience in a 5 star hotel
•Have a strong working knowledge in Thai cuisine
•Strong understanding of HACCP
•Track record in cost control
•Strong leadership and organizational skills.
•Must have the ability to supervise and strongly motivate the team.

Salary: US$60,000.00 plus Medical/dental benefit, pension plan, plus relocation expenses.
Only applicants who can legally work in the USA will be considered.


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