Head Chef (m/f/d) - season 2024

A-ROSA Reederei GmbH
A-ROSA Reederei GmbH
Galley Jobs
Executive Chef de Cuisine
February 17, 2024

Come and join the A-ROSA TEAM!

As a member of our highly motivated crew, you will soon notice that working for A-ROSA is a unique experience. A tasteful ambience, an exciting work environment and a great sense of team spirit: that’s what makes A-ROSA such a fantastic place to work! As a team, we are always there for each other. Everyone helps everyone else; everyone is dedicated and takes on responsibility independently.

Working for A-ROSA means discovering Europe, and not just for our guests. Explore vibrant cities and admire breath-taking scenery with your colleagues. More than 750 employees from over 25 countries work for us on board. Our team speaks German and English, and we think internationally. Both on board and on land, our outlook is international and we foster a spirit of diversity.

Your advantages with A-ROSA

  • Swiss employment contract incl. health and pension insurance (excl. France)
  • Outside cabin (single occupancy) with porthole
  • No Basic Safety Training necessary before boarding
  • Low additional costs for personal expenses (rent, supplies, clothing)
  • No additional costs for uniforms or visas (at proper end of contract)
  • Overnight berths in attractive destinations
  • Choice of sailing area possible
  • Fair working hours incl. rest days on board
  • Fair holiday regulations
  • Personal atmosphere on board and within the company
  • Extensive induction and training at the start of the season
  • Free language training on board at the start of the season
  • Attractive promotion opportunities

Your responsibilities

  • Training staff and monitoring compliance with food production and preparation standards
  • Proactive assistance when preparing meals
  • Temporary takeover of positions in exceptional situations (personnel shortages)
  • Ensuring that the dishes served at each meal comply with the standards set
  • Ensuring that the entire kitchen and buffet area is kept clean and hygienic in accordance with statutory HACCP regulations; weekly staff training
  • Keeping lists in compliance with HACCP and A-ROSA standards, especially temperature checks,
  • oil dispensing, cleaning plan
  • Drawing up duty rosters and allocating ancillary jobs in order to guarantee smooth running of operations
  • Taking inventories in the food area with corresponding initiation of necessary orders and ongoing checks of stocks on board
  • Inspecting incoming goods to determine quality and quantity
  • Recording, evaluating and forwarding the food inventory
  • Monitoring food costs
  • Management & supervision of subordinate staff and staff training
  • Performing representational tasks in the guest area, e.g. at the promotions table, at special events
  • Drawing up duty rosters for area of responsibility
  • Assistance with loading
  • Expanding the work area handbook as per guidelines and in cooperation with the shipping line
  • ongoing optimisation and further development of work processes and standards

Your profile

  • Completion of vocational training as a chef; master chef or culinary school qualification if possible
  • Several years of professional experience in the four-star category at sea, on inland waterways or on land
  • PC skills (MS Office)
  • Management experience
  • Ability to adhere to budgets and make calculations; knowledge of recipes
  • Knowledge of HACCP
  • Languages: Written and spoken German and English
  • Health certificate for the gastronomy sector

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