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Chef De Cuisine

Doha, Qatar

Chef De Cuisine

  • Doha
  • Kitchen Division
  • Full time

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences located in prime destinations around the world.

Increasingly recognized for creating some of the world’s most sought-after properties, the Group provides 21st century luxury with oriental charm. Above all, Mandarin Oriental is renowned for creating unique hotels through distinctive design and a strong sense of place, luxury hotels right for their time and place. 

Mandarin Oriental, Doha

Mandarin Oriental, Doha is an intimate and stylish urban retreat, blending Qatari-influenced heritage with modern design. Located in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, within walking distance to Souq Waqif, Museum of Islamic Art and a short distance to the business district, West Bay.

At Mandarin Oriental, Doha we welcome colleagues with the passion to deliver the best service and exceed our guest’s expectations.

Main Responsibilities

  • Oversee all operational and administrative culinary aspects of Banquets, Outside Caterings and In Room Dining as appropriate and be able to priorities the required level of engagement in both areas depending on business volumes and other related parameters
  • Create and maintain a great synergy between Main kitchen and all other related kitchens to assure maximum efficiency
  • Work closely with the respective service team members on coordinating service flow, timings and set ups of all events, including coffee breaks, buffets, set menus, cocktail receptions and any others as required
  • Regularly review menus in regard to popularity of dishes, food cost and seasonality with the Banquet Manager, In Room Dining Manager and Executive Pastry Chef and suggest new menu proposals to the Executive Chef
  • Ensure plating guides are up to date and distributed appropriately
  • Ensure that all plating guides are followed according to set dish description, cooking method and presentation image
  • Liaise with the Learning & Development Manager on departmental learning and development needs for all colleagues of the restaurants and oversee the overall training activities of the outlets including a heavy involvement in class room training, role plays and on the job trainings
  • Prepare a weekly roster to schedule all colleagues effectively to maintain the standards of Mandarin Oriental while operating within budgeted labour cost guidelines and headcounts, depending on the business volume
  • Observe all aspects of the banquet forecasts and plan effectively to make most efficient arrangements for manpower, equipment and supplies accordingly
  • Supervise the maintenance and cleanliness of the Kitchens and Stewarding area at all times and carry out daily checks and monthly walk-throughs with the respective stewarding and engineering colleagues. Follow up accordingly on the produced reports to achieve an immaculate environment

Requirements

  • Experience as Chef de Cuisine in a high volume restaurant or catering company with highest levels of service is preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in a 5-star hotel or free standing restaurant environment
  • International work experience in at least two of the following regions: Asia, Europe, North America and preferably Middle East
  • Creative, innovative and thinks outside the box
  • Thorough knowledge of gastronomy; preparing, cooking and presenting dishes
  • Excellent knowledge of using various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and processes
  • Working knowledge of mathematics for recipes, ordering and financial research purposes

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