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Job Description

Are you a seasoned culinary professional with a passion for leading dynamic teams and ensuring culinary excellence? We are seeking a highly qualified Deputy Corporate Chef to join the team

  • Degree in Culinary Arts from a recognized institution or equivalent on-the-job experience (e.g., apprenticeship with continuous self-education).
  • Minimum 3 years of leadership experience in culinary arts, preferably in hotels and/or onboard cruise vessels.
  • Well-versed in modern and classical cooking techniques, with a keen eye for innovation and awareness of current culinary trends.
  • Strong understanding and high proficiency in food cost and general P&L principles and forms, adept at operating cost control activities.
  • Proficient in training, supervising, and evaluating employees.
  • Profound knowledge of HACCP, US Vessel Sanitation Program, EU-Shipsan, and Marpol regulations.
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken); German skills are advantageous.
Responsibilities: As the Deputy Corporate Chef, you will be responsible for:
  • Supervising, supporting, and directing shipboard culinary teams, as assigned by the Corporate Chef.
  • Developing and maintaining galley operational manuals, menu cycles, recipe standards, and operation procedures to ensure compliance with company standards.
  • Supervising on-board operations to achieve Health and Hygiene standards in compliance with HACCP, EU-SHIPSAN, US Vessel Sanitation Program, and other regulations.
  • Ensuring compliant documentation and log-keeping of health & hygiene procedures and training.
  • Conducting on-site quality audits, reviews, and training.
  • Collaborating with the Hotel Purchasing team to optimize the purchasing cycle for cost-efficiency.
  • Budget control.
  • Interviewing potential candidates for the culinary team onboard.
  • Encouraging internal development paths for ambitious and talented culinary team members.
  • Acting as on-site backup for critical positions if necessary.
  • Ensuring culinary guest satisfaction in accordance with desired service standards set by our clients.
  • Fleet-wide responsibility for galley equipment status and purchase standards.
  • Participation in assigned projects.