Overview

“Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Yerevan” is looking for a “Cook/ Chef”.

Responsibilities:


- Preparation and execution of menus for official meetings/ events
- Liaise with the Events and Residence Manager to produce food reflecting themes and objectives of events and incorporating dietary needs
- Ensure to have minimal waste and take care of recycling
- Receive deliveries to the Residence and store all produce following hygiene requirements
- Supervise additional casual staff during events
- Cooking at other Diplomatic missions as required Shopping & Budget Management:
- Make shopping lists being mindful of budgets and take responsibility for weekly food shopping
- Use a credit card and keep up with timely reconciliations in the official system
- Have good relationships with our suppliers and monitor the budget, including that timely payments are made for our food and drink suppliers in coordination with the Events & Residence Manager Cleaning:
- Clean up the kitchen after events including washing dishes
- Ensure kitchen area and all tools/equipment, including work surfaces and the fridges, freezers and cupboards are regularly cleaned, daily during busy periods
- Periodic deep cleaning of entire kitchen area Other:
- Provide support to the Residence team during annual leaves
- Work flexibly in the role and as part of a wider Embassy team
- Attend weekly residence and monthly staff meetings
- Report technical or maintenance issues to the Events & Residence Manager and Corporate Services team
- Assist other residence staff members with ad-hoc tasks and projects, as requested

Required Qualifications:

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
- Be able to cater for all kinds of events from breakfasts to lunches, dinners and cocktail receptions for groups ranging from 2 people to over 500
- Able to work collaboratively whilst showing a good degree of autonomy
- Ability to adapt to last-minute changes when necessary
- Good humour and positive attitude with a customer-focused approach
- Good communication skills and confidence
- Being discrete at all time
- Attention to detail and high quality
- Excellent organisational and time management skills
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Basic IT competency (Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Word, Excel)
- Numerical skills including handling money Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
- Experience of living and/ or working in the Armenian or another international environment
- Knowledge of and interest in Emirati food and an innovative approach to cooking
- Food hygiene certification (hygieniapassi)
- Driving licence, ideally with use of own car Required behaviours
- Making effective decisions
- Managing a quality service
- Delivering at pace
- Working together