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Executive Chef Job Description and Duties:

Cruise ship Executive Chef jobs

- The Executive Chef is responsible for the entire galley staff, food planning, quality control, directs all the culinary and associated activities throughout the vessel either personally or through subordinate managers and supervisors

- Reports to the ship's Food and Beverage Manager and Hotel Director and in the same time supports and monitors the performance of the subordinate management level positions within the Galley Department, such as Chef de Cuisine, Executive Sous Chef, Sous Chef, Pastry Chef, Pantry Chef, Head Baker, Chef De Partie and Demi Chef De Partie

- Mentors, develops and provides on-the-job training to the culinary subordinate positions in order to develop their professional skills and prepare them for future advancement and promotion to superior positions

- The Executive Chef makes sure that all the Galley staff are trained and familiar with USPH or/and UKPH regulations and sanitation and all galley work stations are up to the required standards

- Ensures that all galley staff personal appearance/ hygiene and uniforms meet the cruise line standards and regulations

- Supervises all food service functions in the public areas of the cruise ship, dining room(s), specialty restaurants and Buffet / Casual Dining Restaurant

- Spot checks the various galley work stations and does random food tasting in order to ensure that the quality of food production is up to the standards set by the cruise line

- Reviews all financial transactions and monitors budget to ensure efficient operations and keeping to the pre-set expenditure limits

Executive Chef Job Requirements:


  • Culinary school degree or approved certification

  • Five to six years progressive managerial experience on a cruise ship or 4-5 star hotel, restaurant or high volume food service venue

  • Previous cruise ship experience is preferred, but not mandatory

  • Strong managerial skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment

  • Working knowledge of computers and basic software products

  • Must be able to plan, organize and complete work tasks and meet time deadlines

  • Candidates must posses the ability to manage international staff in a positive and productive manner

  • Good command of the English language (both spoken and written)

Executive Chef Salary Range:

$4800-7800 U.S. per month depending on the cruise line.


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