Executive Chef in Saudi Arabia

$10,000 USD-$15,000 USD


A newly formed organisation is looking to employ an entire team of Hospitality Management Professionals, including an Executive Chef, to oversee the smooth running of this Group of Properties.




$10,000 USD-$15,000 USD


Various Locations, Middle East


Executive Chef










Titled Family


All expat conditions: Accommodation, Health Care, Car, Laundry and Meals while on duty, Flight at beginning and end of contract + one flight per annum.


10 - 15 years


English, Frensh, Arabic







Roles and Responsibilities

The Executive Chef is responsible for the effective and efficient food production operations. The role is to ensure that residents, visitors, employees and others are supplied with safe, culturally sensitive, high quality and attractively presented food as and when required.

The Executive Chef will make sure to attract and retain the right number of culinary professionals with the required skills, knowledge and attributes needed to oversee, manage and complete day-to-day duties across all food production departments.

The Executive Chef will make sure that the food storage, food processing, food production, food distribution and disposal facilities meet all food safety standards and are designed in a way that promotes safe, efficient and effective workflows.

The Executive Chef will ensure that all food storage, processing and distribution and disposal facilities are maintained to the highest standards and that the food production is ready to cater for the properties, residents and guests at any time and as and when required.

The Executive Chef will use his previous experience in the Culinary field, Hotel Management, Royal Households or Private Estates and combine this with effective and on going communication with the senior management team to make decisions and guide all food production activities across the company.

Main Duties

Takes active steps to understand the culinary needs and expectations of properties, residents and guests.

Works with the leadership team and corporate team to achieve effective cross departmental communication and maximum collaboration for the benefit of Properties, Residents and guests.

Ensure that the food production team develops and delivers a range of healthy, authentic, safe and appealing dishes to properties, residents and guests to meet and exceed their expectations.

Ensure that all food production operations and activities are compliant with country and local legislation and policies and processes as dictated by the corporate office.

Ensure that the food production operations perform effectively within the limits of the allocated budget.

Ensure and monitor that all employees are provided with regular, nourishing, appealing and safe meals a part of their employment.

Prepares regular reports to the General Manager to accurately reflect the current performance of the food production operations.

Ensures that all kitchen and food production records are developed, maintained and accessible when required by senior management and/or local authorities. This applies in particular to food safety records, financial records and food production employee records.

People Responsibilities

Effectively leads the food production team by being a positive role model, providing a common vision and effective communication.

Ensures the development of a culture of service excellence and delivery among all employees so they take pride in what they do, take personal responsibility for their work, pay attention to detail, innovate, take initiative, and work competently and confidently as one team.

Is able to attract and retains highly qualified food production subject matter specialists.

Takes personal responsibility to develop the food production team’s technical and professional competence.

Ensures food production employees stay focused on key objectives and tasks especially in times of ambiguity and change.

Supports the Human Resources operations in interviewing and selecting suitable food production candidates for current and future vacancies.

Ensures that all food production employees receive regular performance feedback, including their annual performance appraisal.

Promotes and maintains compliance with and awareness of Health, Safety, Security and Food Safety issues in accordance with applicable legislation and best practice.

Ensures that all food production employees are free from sickness that can be transferred through foods, have undertaken a health check and received food safety training.

Real Estate Responsibilities

Ensures that all food production buildings, rooms, furniture, fittings and equipment are regularly serviced and maintained to the highest standards.

Planning Responsibilities

Prepares the annual food production departmental plan and supporting budgets, including any purchasing requirements for furniture, fixtures and equipment, manning guides and labour budgets.

Prepares menus and special events suggestions as needed to meet the wishes and needs of residents, guests and employees.

Prepares detailed standard recipes to control and ensure consistency of food production.

Prepares detailed costing for food items to manage monitor expenses and control food costs and production costs.

Ensures that recipes and pictures of presentation of dishes are readily available for reference to employees who produce and present the relevant dishes.

Identifies suitable suppliers and wherever possible supports the local sourcing of foodstuffs.

Sets performance targets for the food production team and monitors their performance on a regular basis.

Occupied and Operational Responsibilities

Ensures to coordinate all food production preparations for all business units.

Prepares and ensures a full setting up to meet the food requirements for Dining Rooms, Principal’s Residence, Guest Villas/Accommodation, Meeting Rooms and the like in readiness for busy periods.

Monitors and manages the quality and quantity of all food products served.

Develops and implements food production operational improvements and innovations.

Society and Contractors

Ensures to always represent the company in a positive light to the local community.

Effectively works with external business partners and contractors as and when required to achieve annual goals.

Supports local producers and purveyors of foodstuffs wherever practical and beneficial.

Reporting Responsibilities

Prepares regular food production related reports to senior management.

Ensures that the regular reports provide accurate, clear and concise data and information of the food production departments for senior management.

Includes operational and operations performance data and indicates how this compares to the set targets.

General Responsibilities

Supports leaders and the management team and general managers across the organisation for the achievement of common objectives.

Notwithstanding the foregoing and in light of continuously changing conditions, the Executive Chef will perform any other duties are requested by management from time to time.


Accommodation is provided, or an allowance equal to 3 months salary (Neg)

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