Fairmont Executive Chef in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Primary Location

Executive Chef

The Executive Chef must supervise all phases of receiving, storing, preparing, producing, service, and sanitation as dictated by hotel restaurants, banquets, and the employee cafeteria, to ensure a high quality product.

Hotel Overview: * *

The luxurious Fairmont Marina Resort, Abu Dhabi will have 563 hotel guestrooms will reside in two iconic towers which meet in a magnificent arch. The distinctively designed skyscraper, close to the Marina Mall at Abu Dhabi Breakwater (a manmade area of ocean walkways) will offer panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, the Corniche and the city’s famous skyline. The Fairmont Marina Resort will feature nine restaurants and lounges, Fairmont Gold rooms and lounge situated atop as the bridge between the hotel and residences, state-of-the-art meeting and function space, and a business centre. Leisure offerings include an infinity swimming pool, kids club, fitness center and a spa

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director of Food and Beverage, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Promote an inspiring positive, professional and disciplined work environment

  • Lead by example using Fairmont’s Mission, Vision & Values

  • Communicates and ensures all kitchen colleagues & managers are aware of high standards & expectations

  • Ensures proper weekly working and vacation schedules.

  • Ensures proper hygiene standards as per Local Municipality, promoting Health and Safety at all times, ensuring proper turn around and use of product

  • Responsible for all food products to be fresh and in accordance with local municipality regulations

  • Responsible to achieve “pass ratings” by the municipality health and hygiene bureau

  • Conducts daily walk through of hotel kitchens and accompanying areas to ensure proper cleanliness and hygiene of all work stations

  • Strives to improve all food preparations, presentations & menu selections

  • Create, approve and update all food menus of all restaurants and lounges to the highest level possible

  • Ensuring and promoting of organic farm vegetable and products, implementing new trends in the market place

  • Ensures that buffets are fresh and promotes Fairmont’s commitment to “Fairmont Nourish” healthy eating

  • Actively walks the hotel to ensure all Outlets, Banquet, Meeting Rooms food quality & set – ups exceed Fairmont standards

  • Interact closely with Catering Department to assist in function food coordination while meeting with clients, create new menus for groups as requested in timely manner

  • Ensure all VIP & Government visits are handled and prioritized properly

  • Continually expands on the current food product to lead culinary talent to the next level

  • Ensures that the Culinary Managers utilize progressive corrective actions to correct, supervise and coach colleagues that need improved performance

  • Strive to achieve monthly labor and food cost budget, minimize wastage/spoilage in all kitchen areas

  • Conducts spot checks of hotel suppliers and other companies that would like to supply the hotel

  • Conducts meeting with food suppliers, reviews products, prices, quality, delivery, etc. on a regular basis

  • Maintains staffing guidelines, as to yearly budgets/business level, hires, disciplines, terminates if required

  • In conjunction with the Chief Steward, maintain the china, glassware and silver inventories

  • Hold performance/reach reviews with the culinary department

Employee Status


  • Previous experience in large scale high quality operations as an Executive Chef within a 5 star luxury hotel environment
  • Fine Dining and Banqueting experience in a 5 star luxury property
  • Strong understanding of HACCP
  • Accreditation from a recognized Culinary School
  • Possesses a strong working knowledge of International Cuisine
  • Working experience in the Middle East and Asia an asset
  • Proven track record of cost control including food, equipment, labor and wastage to meet the food quality goals and the hotel’s financial goals.
  • Enthusiastic with an outgoing personality who is very guest driven
  • Demonstrates real passion for menu planning, developing employees and experimenting with new trends
  • Experiences in organic farming and products an asset

Visa Requirements:*Please note that you must be eligible to live and work in Dubai. We will assist successful applicants with the visa process and provide flights and accommodation.*

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At Fairmont Hotels & Resort we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That's why you'll find exceptional work opportunities - throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific - as well as industry - leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award - winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

Primary Location: United Arab Emirates-Abu Dhabi-Fairmont Abu Dhabi Marina

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Senior Leadership / Executive

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Closing Date: 27.Jun.2017, 10:59:00 PM

Req ID: ABD00014