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Island Head Chef

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 1075369BR Location Bahamas Business Disney Cruise Line Date posted Aug. 10, 2023

Job Summary:

At Disney Cruise Line, you can set sail on the job opportunity of a lifetime! Disney Cruise Line has established itself as a world-renowned leader in hospitality and entertainment, and has been recognized as the top cruise line for families. Our crew members bring the magic to life to deliver exceptional guest service and create family-friendly fun onboard the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wish, and on our private island paradise in the Bahamas – Castaway Cay! With incredible itineraries that visit exciting destinations around the world, crew and Officers can chart the course for an unforgettable adventure with Disney Cruise Line. Ongoing training and development allows our crew to continuously learn and grow personally and professionally, and Disney Cruise Line offers a unique opportunity for those looking to grow, excel and work for one of the most innovative and welcoming companies in the world. Apply today to Embark on Your Career and Navigate Your Future!


• Hands on position responsible for leading a culinary team consisting of 6 crew made up of Stewards through Chef de Partie toward completion of daily work assignment
• Execute proper menu preparation, including all allergy and special dietary needs; make certain that training and preparation are in accordance with strict
• Oversee performance management, training, development and recognition of the entire galley operation
• Understand, monitor and ensure opening and closing procedures for all kitchens and production areas; ensure follow through with Demi CDPs & Stewards
• Maintain food quality standards during storage, production and service; Responsible for procurement of all F&B goods for food preparation
• Oversee proper menu preparation for all allergy and special dietary needs; ensure training and preparation are in accordance with strict company guidelines including public health guidelines and HACCP standards
• Meet food cost budgets and targets as set by the Island Services Manager and shoreside operations
• Monitor handling and maintenance of operating equipment; proactively report maintenance needs
• Managing personnel files and conduct performance reviews, including discipline as needed

Basic Qualifications:

• Minimum five years recent experience in a leadership position within a 4 -5 star hotel or restaurant overseeing a high volume culinary operation
• Legally authorized to work in The Bahamas
• Certified working Chef or equivalent degree in Culinary Arts
• Ability to take ownership and lead culinary team within assigned area of responsibility
• Demonstrate natural initiative to undertake or continue a task or activity without regular supervision
• Demonstrated proficiency in safe food handling, HACCP / USPH
• Able to work under pressure of tight timeframes, deadlines and dollar goals
• Ability to calculate and control cost potentials/projections and understand the impact on overall budget
• Ability to write and cost recipes and train the team to execute them at the highest standards
• Must be proficient in all stations in the kitchen• Ability to follow standardized recipes and proficiency in recipe conversion
• Strong written and verbal communication skills• Good time management and organizational skills
• Basic computer knowledge

About Disney Cruise Line:

A leader in the cruise industry, Disney Cruise Line provides a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all the magic that Disney has to offer. Guests can sail out of ports around the world on exciting itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska and Europe, among others. Aboard the fleet of five ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish – and Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas - Castaway Cay, crew members provide guests with unparalleled service, enchanting storytelling and immersive family entertainment that only Disney can deliver.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with DCL Island Development, Ltd, which is part of a business we call Disney Cruise Line.

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