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IHG Italian Chef - Intercontinental Muscat in Muscat, Oman

Italian Chef - Intercontinental Muscat

Job Number EMEAA03505

Hotel Brand:

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - Oman - Muscat -


About us

As the world’s largest family of luxury hotels, we all take great pride in being genuine ambassadors of the InterContinental® brand. Shaped by decades of international know-how and local insights, our passion for luxury travel spans cultures and customs. Inspiring us to create warm and sophisticated experiences for those seeking a richer perspective on the world. Each of our hotels cultivates a distinctive style and ambience where we embrace every opportunity to give our guests a personal and enriching experience.If you’d like to embrace a wider world of experiences and opportunities, we’d like to welcome you to the world’s most international luxury hotel brand. Located on beach front and with a view of the Hajjar Mountains, InterContinental Muscat is a five-star resort in the heart of the city's residential, government and diplomatic quarter. The hotel's Palm Beach Club offers two floodlit tennis courts, a 25-metre olympic size pool, a leisure pool, a fully equipped fitness center, sauna, jacuzzi and easy access to the beach. Local sites of interest include the Grand Mosque, Opera House and Amouage Perfume Factory.

Your day to day

  • Has knowledge of the menu, the food items and goods handled in the area he is assigned.

  • Prepares staff rosters as required per established business pattern and being careful at all times to conserve labor cost and control overtimes.

  • Makes any attempt to prevent any damage or loss of hotel property and equipment. He is familiar with the proper operation and handling, trains subordinates accordingly.

  • He is responsible that all dishes are uniform and that established portion sizes are adhered to.

  • Is responsible of the proper handling of food requisitions and transfers

  • Is responsible of the cleanliness and sanitary condition of the kitchen area, fridges, storerooms, equipment and utensils at all times

  • Attends the daily operation briefing with the Executive Chef, after he briefs his subordinates according the information necessary

  • Conducts on the job training sessions with his subordinates

  • Controls food cost by following standard recipes, portion control, avoid wastages and overstocking

  • He follows and enforces Safety & Health Procedures to prevent staff injuries.

  • Takes a professional self interest in constantly maintaining a high standard of food preparation by checking it for taste, temperature and visual appeal

  • Makes suggestions to the Executive Chef concerning improvements which would lead to make more satisfied customers and / or increase volume of business or profit.

  • To ensure cleanliness of all utensils and working area

  • To perform other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Executive Pastry Chef from time to time.

  • To deal with customer complaints in a courteous and sympathetic fashion and inform Management of every complaint or important observation.

  • To consistently provide and maintain the highest standard of guest care and service

  • Establishes and maintains effective employee relationships. Assists in solving problems that might arise

  • Checks on temperature setting of cold room and reports any discrepancy to Supervisors.

  • To be fully familiar with all hotel banquet menu’s

  • Ensures that the food displayed is at the correct temperature

  • To carry out all duties requested to the satisfaction of the Head Chef

  • Supplying all kitchen outlets according to inter-kitchen and inter-department requisitions

  • Observes and tastes food when being cooked, ensures that food is prepared according to recipes in classical and culinary manner

  • Supervising, co-ordinating and participating in the preparation

  • Ensures all the refilling is well presented on the Buffet and maintains the quality

  • Ensures that the hotel’s cost control policies and procedures are followed

  • Records all recipes in your own recipe book

  • To consistently provide and maintain the highest standard of guest care and service

  • To familiarize yourself with your departmental service performance & product standards and to be able to demonstrate their application consistently

  • To comply with timekeeping and attendance policies

  • To adhere at all times to all company, hotel and statutory rules, regulations and policies.

  • To maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and grooming at all times

  • To carry out any other reasonable tasks requested by your Supervisor or Management, full mobility in all areas of the kitchen will apply.

  • To maintain your departmental area in a safe, hygienic and presentable state at all times and to report any damage to furniture, fittings and equipment to your Supervisor.

  • To attend any meetings, training sessions or courses that may be beneficial to you and your department on request from your Supervisor/Manager

What we need from you

  • European training

  • At least 3 years of Italian Chef experience

  • Strong team leader to manage the kitchen brigade and help with their development

  • Branded Restaurant experience desirable

  • Ability to maintain consistent dishes every time to every customer

  • Strong knowledge of food safety and Health & Safety

  • Confident to follow company brand standards

  • Providing efficient and competent service

  • Meeting the expectations of today’s customer standards in the dining experience we provide.

  • Encouraging our customers to taste traditional Italian foods of exceptional quality that they might not otherwise encounter

What we offer

We’ll reward all your hard work with a great salary and benefits with great room discount with IHG hotels worldwide. Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care, that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve - click here at http://careers.ihg.com/ to find out more about us.