About the job
An Exhilarating Opportunity
Are you ready to be part of our trailblazing FIVE Tribe thats setting the Gold Standard in Culinary? FIVE Hotels and Resorts is seeking a bold and innovative individual whos passionate about creating unforgettable, next-level experiences for our guests and other FIVERs. Famed for its high-energy lifestyle, entertainment, and culinary offerings, FIVE is the epitome of daring glamour, and includes these famous luxury lifestyle destinations:
Dubbed the hottest hotel in Dubai, the dare-to-be-different FIVE Palm Jumeirah is home to award-winning restaurants, bars, and Dubais #1 rooftop club.
An uber-chic hotel capturing the excitement of new Dubai, FIVE Jumeirah Village is the worlds most-reviewed hotel on Booking.com. With 269 private pools and jacuzzies, the hotel promises an exclusive chic penthouse lifestyle.
Switzerlands ultimate entertainment hotspot, FIVE Zurichs luxury lifestyle award-winning restaurants, rooftop club and buzzing pool are centered around FIVEs hallmark musical stylings.
Opening in 2023, FIVE LUXE is a prime beach property in Jumeirah Beach Residence. Embodying the unique Vibe at FIVE, it will offer ultra-luxe, eco-conscious residences for luxury aficionados.
FIVE is a leader in sustainable luxury living and hospitality. The companys science-meets-styled Sustainable Indulgence philosophy has led to a completely LEED Platinum-certified operational hospitality portfolio. FIVE Palm Jumeirah and FIVE Jumeirah Village are also 3 Star SPIRE Rated Smart Buildings. FIVE Zurich, the only LEED Platinum hotel in Switzerland, achieved an impressive 84 Points under LEED v4s BD+C and ID+C rating system, making it one of just five hotels worldwide to receive Platinum Certification. These achievements highlight FIVEs comprehensive and committed scope of sustainability strategy permeating operations, governance, and community.
FIVERs are cultured yet chic, confident yet self-effacing, and work hard to play even harder. As a FIVE Tribe Member, youll personify the distinct FIVE-styled Vibe and use it to create Insta-perfect experiences for our guests that keeps them coming back for more. If you dream of being surrounded by like-minded individuals who share your passion for delivering unforgettable moments that last a lifetime then look no further.
Your outstanding communication, leadership and organisational skills enable you to be a natural self-starter. Youre a creative and critical thinker that implements hand-crafted solutions, which set new standards of excellence. You have an eye for detail and execute tasks with precision and finesse. Your outgoing and approachable nature enables you to connect with other FIVERs and key stakeholders, ensuring their Journey at FIVE is nothing short of sensational.
So, have the best time ever by joining our Culinary Team as Chef De Cuisine, In-Room Dining to deliver exceptional experiences across our award-winning lifestyle destinations. Jump on board and unleash your potential in an exciting and buzzing environment that will take your career to new heights!
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The FIVE Tribe represents over 70 nationalities across its over 1500 employees. FIVE is committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce as an equal-opportunity employer. Accordingly, FIVE does not discriminate based on disability, race, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or belief, nationality, marital status, or any other basis protected under national or local laws. Ranked 10th on the Great Workplaces in the UAE 2023 list of Large Organizations, the FIVE Tribe is more than a group of people working together it is a family bonded by common values and goals, celebrating people, culture, and diversity.
Lead, mentor, and manage the In Room Dining kitchen team, fostering a culture of collaboration, creativity, and excellence in culinary execution.
Oversee the day-to-day culinary operations of the In Room Dining operation, ensuring the highest level of food quality, presentation, and consistency.
Create and innovate menu offerings that resonate with the hotels target clientele, balancing local flavours, global culinary trends, and dietary preferences.
Collaborate closely with the Executive Chef and Sous Chefs to develop and refine recipes, ensuring they align with the hotels culinary philosophy and brand standards.
Implement and enforce standardised recipes, portion sizes, and plating guidelines to maintain consistent guest experiences.
Monitor kitchen activities, including food preparation, cooking, and plating, to maintain an efficient workflow and minimise wait times.
Ensure all food products are of premium quality, adhering to the strictest hygiene and sanitation standards.
Oversee inventory management, including ordering ingredients and supplies, managing stock levels, and controlling food costs.
Conduct regular training sessions to enhance the teams culinary skills, including techniques, plating aesthetics, and presentation styles.
Coordinate with the front-of-house team to ensure seamless service delivery, timely communication, and addressing guest feedback promptly.
Drive creativity and innovation within the culinary team, encouraging members to participate in brainstorming and menu development.
Foster a positive and inclusive work environment, addressing any staff concerns or performance issues in a timely and effective manner.
Participate actively in menu tastings, pre-service meetings, and other relevant culinary discussions.
Collaborate with the Executive Chef to create special menus for events, promotions, and private dining experiences.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, new ingredients, and innovative cooking techniques, integrating these insights into menu development.
Lead by example in maintaining a clean, organised, and well-equipped kitchen area, adhering to safety and cleanliness protocols.
Contribute to achieving and surpassing financial targets by managing food costs, portion control, and waste reduction initiatives.
What Were Looking For
Culinary degree or equivalent professional experience.
3 to 5 years of proven experience as a Chef De Cuisine or a similar role in a luxury hotel or fine dining establishment.
Pre-opening experience is advantageous.
Fluent in English, both written and spoken. Proficiency in additional languages such as Arabic, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin is advantageous.
Familiarity with Forbes and LQA (Leading Quality Assurance) standards and processes is advantageous.
Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse culinary team.
Strong organisational and time-management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Creativity and a passion for culinary arts, demonstrated through innovative menu creations and presentations.
Strong knowledge of international cuisine, culinary techniques, and food trends.
Thorough knowledge of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) principles and practices to ensure food safety and hygiene.
Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to maintaining the highest standards of food quality and presentation.
Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to dynamic operational environments.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to foster teamwork and collaborate effectively with colleagues across departments.
Next-Level Organisational and Leadership skills, effectively leading and inspiring the FIVE Tribe to New Heights.
Skills in Improving Customer Satisfaction and Driving Profitability, showcasing a commitment to Industry-Leading Standards.
FIVE-Styled Visionary thinking by finding creative solutions, while taking Ownership for all duties and tasks assigned.
A Team Player and People-Oriented leader, passionate about Motivating and Training a successful and productive In-Room Dining Culinary Team.
A hands-on attitude, fuelled by a Can-Do! Spirit.
Work Smart, Play Hard! Unmatched FIVER Benefits for Life!
Immerse yourself in the dynamic and exhilarating FIVE Vibe, where no two days are the same. Discover a work environment that encourages creativity, innovation, and bold ideas.
Experience rapid career advancement opportunities that allow you to grow and develop within the company. Receive mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals who are invested in your success. Build a fulfilling career path that aligns with your passions and aspirations.
Enjoy attractive incentive opportunities that recognise your hard work and dedication. Be rewarded for your achievements and contributions to FIVEs success.