Executive Chef

Executive Chef

The mission of the Executive Chef is to create magic on the plate!


  • a minimum of 4-5 years of experience as Executive Chef on river ships or 4- & 5-star hotels or a similar position (Traveling Executive Chef, Chef de Cuisine, Head Chef, Kitchen Director, Kitchen Manager) –experience onboard cruise ships would be an advantage
  • excellent knowledge of ISO quality systems and H.A.C.C.P. procedures
  • excellent knowledge of international gastronomy and current food trends
  • ability to follow appropriate procedures for reducing waste during ordering, storage and processing of food
  • leadership qualities and capacity to oversee a hard-working team with a solution-oriented outlook
  • it is expected to interact easily with guests and lead cooking demonstrations when required
  • good knowledge of German and/ or English
  • demonstrate people management skills
  • the ability to train culinary staff
  • creativity and commitment to excellence
  • pleasant and courteous personality
  • demonstrate high aesthetic sense


  • manage the kitchen team and motivate them to provide excellent service
  • develop inspired seasonal menus, at the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients and focusing on seasonality
  • maintain an efficient administration system, supervise and train the galley team to bring passengers outstanding menus
  • ensures quality menu cycles for each cruise as well as high efficiency and productivity
  • effective stock control management and precise ordering of the required materials
  • leads onboard cooking demonstrations and share recipes with guests
  • organize and execute special events and F&B functions
  • ensures that equipment is correctly used, and that safety and sanitation standards are adhered
  • ensures that the galley team wears a clean, tidy uniform and respects the safety and sanitation rules
  • responsible for maximizing the profit, keeping company standards and reducing waste
  • promote a guest-oriented service culture in their team.
  • attends with the loading of food, beverage, laundry and other items
Job Category: Hotel Careers

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