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Chef de Cuisine

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 732189BR Location United States Business Disney Cruise Line Date posted Mar. 26, 2020

Job Summary:

Travel the globe, while advancing your career with a world-renowned leader in the cruise industry! As a Chef De Cuisine, you will lead a team of 14 to 25 cooks and chefs, as you collectively work to prepare well executed, delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, for up to 4000 guests.

Leverage your culinary skills and knowledge, to ensure the smooth operation of an exciting and fast paced kitchen. As a Chef De Cuisine, you will also interact with guests and crew, by playing an integral role within the Disney Cruise Line team. As a member of this prominent brand, you will help to ensure guest satisfaction, by overseeing production, preparation and food safety, on one of our luxury, Disney Cruise Line vessels.


Your excellent interpersonal and culinary skills will be essential, as you start your new adventure. As a Chef De Cuisine, you will work closely with other culinary professionals from around the world. This position will grant you the opportunity to showcase your gastronomic expertise and culinary genius, as you organize, coordinate and oversee menu preparation in your assigned area. A roll-up-your-sleeves attitude, and passion for your work are indispensable in this role.

Disney Cruise Line takes pride in caring for its crew and in treating all crew members with respect. By leading and developing your team, you will have a direct impact on the crew members’ experience, thus reinforcing our mission. As one of the most sought-after employers in the cruise line industry, we will expect you to uphold the same standards and values that are synonymous with our name.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience working as a leader within a high level hotel or restaurant, overseeing a high volume culinary operation
  • Demonstrated career progression within the culinary field
  • Ability to take ownership and lead culinary team within assigned area of responsibility
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, shipboard environment with limited contact with friends and family on shore
  • Receptive to working 4 months with limited time off

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified working Chef or equivalent degree in Culinary Arts
  • Previous experience within the cruise industry is desirable
  • Knowledge of Materials Management System (MMS) a plus

Additional Information:

This is a SHIPBOARD role.

Reports to: Assistant Manager Food Operations
Direct reports: 14-25 crew members made up of Commis Chef through Junior Sous Chef
Level: 2.5 Stripe Officer

Contract length is 4 months on/2 months off. Single room accommodation. Officer privileges while onboard. Benefits offered year-round, on contract and off contract, as long as a return contract is signed, including: Group Medical Coverage; Short & Long Term Disability Insurance; Life Insurance; Retirement Savings Plan option (90-day wait to participate, 1 year wait for company match)

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
**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.

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 segment we call Disney Cruise Line.

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