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Head Chef (Greek Restaurant) - Mandarin Oriental Downtown, Dubai

Apply now Position: Head Chef (Greek Restaurant) - Mandarin Oriental Downtown, Dubai (Full time #539525)
Property / Office: Mandarin Oriental Downtown, Dubai
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nestled in the city's heart, Mandarin Oriental Downtown, Dubai, offers a stunning fusion of modern design with a touch of oriental flair, redefining hospitality standards.

With unparalleled views of Dubai's skyline, the iconic Burj Khalifa, and the sparkling Arabian Sea, this urban retreat offers 224 luxury Residences and 259 Rooms & Suites.

Going beyond traditional hospitality, Mandarin Oriental Downtown, Dubai, it's not just a hotel but a lifestyle destination, offering relaxation, luxury, and memorable experiences.


As Head Chef, you will be the culinary visionary behind our esteemed Greek restaurant.  Your creativity and expertise will craft menus that blend tradition with innovation. You will lead a team of passionate chefs and inspire and guide our culinary team to consistently deliver a memorable Greek dining experience to our guests.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and develop authentic and contemporary Greek cuisine, showcasing the finest ingredients and culinary techniques, while reflecting the hotel's commitment to luxury and sophistication
  • Oversee all aspects of kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, and presentation, while adhering to the highest standards of quality, hygiene, and safety
  • Manage food costs, inventory, and procurement to optimize profitability without compromising on quality
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations at all times
  • Lead by example, guide and mentor talented culinary team, fostering a culture of collaboration, creativity, and continuous improvement
  • Collaborate closely with restaurant management to drive revenue growth, optimize costs, and enhance guest satisfaction
  • Stay updated on industry trends and culinary innovations, while infusing fresh ideas and creativity into the restaurant's culinary offerings

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a Head Chef or in a similar role in a five-star luxury hotel operation or fine dining environment
  • Hotel pre-opening experience in the UAE is preferable, while Michelin-star restaurant experience is an advantage
  • Solid understanding of food cost control, inventory management, and procurement processes to drive profitability and operational efficiency
  • With extensive knowledge and appreciation of Greek culinary traditions, ingredients, and cuisine, with a passion for creativity and innovation
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team of culinary professionals; with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, vendors, and guests
  • Exceptional organizational acumen, with keen attention to detail and the ability to manage kitchen operations efficiently while prioritizing quality and guest satisfaction

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Applications close: Arabian Standard Time

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