Commis Chef

Reference Number: GK20

Commis De Cuisine

A great opportunity has arisen to work onboard cruise and river ships as a Commis de Cuisine.  The selected candidate is to prepare meals to the guests’ fullest satisfaction and ensure compliance with company’s standards and HACCP rules. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assistance with preparation and cooking daily meals (including breakfast, lunch, tea-time and dinner) for crew and guests in accordance with Executive Chef Manual and menu cycle and recipes
  • Handle all groceries, products and galley equipment with care
  • Separation and disposal of waste / garbage
  • Conduction of stock takes; inventory according to company procedures
  • Preparation of opening and closing ships at start and end of season
  • Assistance in other departments upon instruction from supervisors (if required)
  • Performance according to company standards and HACCP rules
  • Participation in loadings
  • Luggage duty on embarkation and disembarkation day
  • Correct storage of stock; establishing of par levels
  • Active participation in onboard training programs  
  • Ensure food safety, highest level of cleanliness in the galley and production areas at all times in accordance with company’s standards and HACCP procedures
  • Assisting the Executive Chef in ordering of food supplies in accordance with the budget and production planning, in a cooperation with the Maitre and the Hotel Manager
  • The holder of the position undertakes not to pass over the company’s information, manuals, information on business developments and EDP data to any third party or publicize or retain same for personal use after leaving the job.
  • The company reserves the right to demand compensation for damages in the event of a breach of this instruction and take legal action against the staff.
  • Conduct and appearance in accordance with the rules and regulations of the company

Teamwork:

  • Outstanding flexibility: must be able to work during different times of the day, under pressure and focused at all times, even under difficult conditions, a positive can-do attitude and showcasing the best image of the company

Product Knowledge:

  • Be fully proficient and knowledgeable about all relevant recipes, menu cycles, and function sheets
  • Become knowledgeable about itinerary-related ports of call and shore excursions
  • Full knowledge of the daily program

Security:

  • Full knowledge of safety and security procedures
  • Participation in all training concerning safety and security, fire prevention, evacuation exercises as required by the company

Job Specifications:

  • Graduated apprenticeship as cook
  • A minimum of one year professional experience in 4 or 5* Kitchen/Galley
  • International / ship experience is an asset
  • Good English communication skills, other languages are an asset
  • Ability to work independently, service-oriented and guest focused
  • Ability to train and motivate subordinates
  • Flexibility and stress resistance, team player, commited, positive personality, neat appearance

Cruise ships roles are subject to appearance standards (including in relation to visible tattoos) and employees are expected to project a professional image at all times.

Visible tattoos are not permitted on all vessels.  Tattoo removal is not encouraged and is the candidate’s personal decision. 

Any offer of employment is subject to all mandatory medical examinations as required by the respective company.

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