Operations Manager – Culinary (Japanese & Mediterranean Cuisines) - Kuwait

Industry:
Retail
Department:
Chefs
Job Role:
Operations Manager
Level:
Department Head
Location:
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Area:
Others
Salary Description:
Competitive
Posted:
18-Aug-18
Recruiter:
Alshaya
Job Ref:
OpsManager-CulinaryKW

Job no: OpsManager-CulinaryKW
Work type:
Location: Shuwaikh
Categories: Head Office

The Opportunity:
With consumer demand for international Japanese & Mediterranean brands growing dynamically in the Middle East and throughout our global markets, an exciting and high profile opportunity now exists to act as the culinary guardian and representative within Alshaya Food division.
The Role:
- Liaise with existing, new & potential franchise brands to assure that menus and products reflect the brand identity and any localisation adjustments comply with brand standard.
- Be responsible for the continuous development of culinary standards within food division through standardisation of culinary processes.
- To provide ongoing professional development to the directly reporting Restaurant Executive Chefs across the region as well as technical input.
- Participate in interview and evaluation of Restaurant Executive Chef positions.
- Work with the Procurement function to unify purchasing opportunities where possible.
- Assist when required by the brands in the budget setting including; food cost, kitchen manning and kitchen investment for each site.
- Ensure all Health & Safety / Food Hygiene guidelines are adhered to.
- Carry out periodic visits to restaurants or other sites to analyse food specification standard gaps and take corrective measures.
Requirements:
- 10-15+ year's relevant experience in casual dining
- Management of Kitchen P&L
- Managing the menu development process
- Knowledge of food handling, preparation, service and operation of all kitchen equipment
- Hands-on Japanese & Mediterranean cuisine is a must
- Previous experience of managing multiple restaurants
Skills & Experience:
- Critical & Strategic Thinking
- New Product and Menu Development
- Time Management
- Focus on quality and customer service
- Leadership and motivation
- Food Production
- Culturally sensitive

Advertised: 10 Dec 2017 Arab Standard Time
Applications close:

Contact Details:
Alshaya
Tel: .
Contact: HR Department

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