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Chef de Cuisine - Palo

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 903015BR Location Shipboard Business Disney Cruise Line Date posted May 25, 2022

Job Summary:

Every day at Disney Cruise Line we take pride in bringing the magic of Disney to life. We find joy in creating cherished memories and form genuine connections with our guests. We hold each other to the highest degree and always act responsibly while ensuring the safety of fellow crew and guests. United by our Disney values, we work toward excellence in all we do. As a part of our team, you can live and work in a diverse and inclusive environment amidst a professional and supportive community. If you are ready to create unforgettable experiences and grow as a person and as a professional, apply today.

As Chef De Cuisine Palo you will manage the Palo galley team and lead the team in creating new flavor experiences by being creative with food combinations, textures and flavors.

You will report to: The Assistant Manager Food Operations


Your Responsibilities – How You Will Make a Difference

  • You will coordinate all food offerings including group offerings and special requests.

  • You will oversee proper preparation of special dietary meals and food allergy needs for Guests and Crew, ensuring allergy and dietary training of galley staff in observance of strict company LOG's and guidelines.

  • Monitor all Palo Culinary standards.

  • You will have daily guest interaction using Palo's show kitchen concept.

  • Meet Food Cost budgets and targets as set by the Food manager onboard.

  • Complete personal random food and menu audits.

  • Manage proper maintenance of facilities and equipment.

  • Inventory control (par levels turnover and replenishment).

  • Monitor and implement garbage separation and disposal procedures.

  • Participate in the Art of Entertaining program by conducting or directly supporting demonstrations and the content.

  • Organize department meetings.

  • Provide leadership for all direct reports.

Basic Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications – What You Will Bring to the Team

  • Minimum two years' experience within fine dining food operation; equivalency of 1 star Michelin or greater.

  • Technical and functional understanding of the ship-based food operation.

  • Excellent working knowledge of food and beverage products, services, and equipment.

  • College education or equivalent industry experience.

  • Certified working Chef or equivalent degree in Culinary Arts.

  • Western/European fine dining training and skills.

  • Calculate and control cost potentials/projections and understand the impact on budget.

  • Propose and implement menus of high-quality based on theme and seasonal availability.

  • Compose and cost recipes and train the team to implement them at the highest standards.

Additional Information:

This is a SHIPBOARD role.

Benefits offered year-round, on contract and off-contract, as long as return contract is signed, including Major Medical Coverage, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and Retirement Savings Plan Option

You must:

  • Be genuinely interested in a career at sea and willing to live and work onboard a Disney Cruise Line vessel

  • Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency responsibilities and associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan

  • Be willing to uphold the general safety management responsibilities as specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control

  • If applicable, be willing to share a confined cabin with other crew members and appreciative of working and living in a multicultural environment that has strict rules and regulations

Your Responsibilities:

  • Have a valid passport and C1/D Seaman's visa (DCL will provide you with documents to obtain this)

  • Complete a pre-employment medical

  • Obtain a criminal background check

  • Bring approved work shoes

Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.

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 four ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – 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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 Magical Cruise Company, Limited, which is part of a business we call Disney Cruise Line.

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