02 June, 2024

Executive Chef

The Havannah Vanuatu


Havannah harbour North west Efate


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Full time


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Position Overview: The Executive Chef at The Havannah Vanuatu is responsible for overseeing all culinary operations within the resort's dining establishments. This includes managing the kitchen staff, designing menus, sourcing ingredients, maintaining quality standards, and ensuring an exceptional dining experience for guests. The Executive Chef will lead by example, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment while upholding the highest standards of culinary excellence. A focus on the positive development and training of our team of local cooks is an essential part of the role.


Job Desctiption:

Key Responsibilities:
1. Menu Development: Develop creative and innovative menus that reflect Vanuatu's unique flavors while catering to international guests' preferences. Ensure that menus are regularly updated to incorporate seasonal ingredients and culinary trends.
2. Kitchen Management: Oversee the day-to-day operations of the kitchen, including staff scheduling, training, and supervision. Maintain high standards of cleanliness, organization, and food safety in accordance with local regulations and best practices.
3. Quality Control: Maintain strict quality control measures to ensure that all dishes meet The Havannah's standards of excellence. Taste and evaluate dishes regularly, providing feedback and guidance to kitchen staff as needed.
4. Ingredient Sourcing: Establish relationships with local suppliers to source the freshest and highest-quality ingredients for the kitchen. Prioritize local, sustainable, and ethically sourced products whenever possible.
5. Cost Management: Monitor food costs and kitchen expenses to ensure that budgetary targets are met without compromising quality. Implement cost-saving measures and efficient kitchen practices where appropriate.
6. Guest Experience: Work closely with front-of-house staff to ensure a seamless and memorable dining experience for guests. Solicit feedback from guests and incorporate suggestions into menu and service improvements.
7. Leadership: Lead, motivate, and inspire the kitchen team to strive for excellence in every aspect of their work. Foster a culture of creativity, collaboration, and continuous learning within the kitchen.


Selection Criteria:

• Proven international experience of over 10 years as an Executive Chef or Head Chef in luxury resorts, fine dining establishments, or high-end catering operations.
• Strong culinary skills and a passion for creating exceptional dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
• Excellent leadership and communication abilities, with a track record of effectively managing and mentoring a diverse team.
• Thorough knowledge of food safety and sanitation standards, committed to upholding the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene.
• Creative flair and the ability to develop innovative menus that appeal to a diverse clientele.
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Certification from a culinary school or equivalent professional training is preferred.




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General Manager - The Havannah Vanuatu


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