Applicants will preferably have some Executive Chef Experience coupled with rollout experience of new concepts. This is a new brand and is a fantastic opportunity for someone with proven food and beverage experience, to join an established team, who are at an exciting time of development.
As the leader of the F&B area, you will have overall management responsibility for the outlets. Ensuring operations run seamlessly within the concepts, in addition to maintaining and enhancing culinary standards. You will keep abreast of food trends, to lead the planning of menus with the Head Chef and create new recipes, to support continued business success. Responsible for the creation of dessert menus and be passionate about everything artisan. Therefore, it is ESSENTIAL that the suitable applicants have experience both within the café culture and also with knowledge and experience within the artisanal style processes.
You will be a strong team player, who fully supports their team and takes a hands on approach, through leading by example. You will be directly responsible for overseeing the pastry and baking functions of the kitchen, including having ownership of menu development, inventory and purchasing of supplies. You will be creative and confident in crafting new concepts and ideas. You will have a positive attitude, love working as part of a team and be willing to get involved in all tasks in the kitchen, as and when required.
You will be commercially focussed and responsible for financial profitability, including all budgets.
Management experience is an absolute must. There are Restaurant Managers in both outlets, who will report directly to this position. Also, experience in developing a catering business to drive revenue will be necessary. This candidate will have strong strategic awareness and the ability to define and re-navigate the strategy from scratch – as well as be comfortable discussing P&L and other business matters with the Board.
To apply for this position, you will have previous experience within a start-up, re-brand and market leading Café within the UAE. You will have led a café and be confident in stepping into a new concept.