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Senior Chef

Job Title: Senior Chef
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 877
Contact Name: Sana Kamangar
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Senior Chef for a major oil & gas company to be based in Erbil, Iraq.

Basic purpose of the role


To assist the Catering Manager in conducting a wide number of functions in the kitchen– menu planning, food preparation, orders and sanitation of all areas.


Responsible for running the day to day catering operations.


Responsible for monitoring the quality of the food and service and for making sure that their outlets perform well. Make sure to achieve good quality within a budget and maintaining high standards of hygiene and customer satisfaction



  • Planning the menus & special functions in consultation with chefs/catering Manager.
  • Aware of any clients special dietary requirements
  • Ordering supplies
  • Keep all areas of the Catering Facility clean & hygienic.
  • Keep the cooking equipment & utensils clean
  • Train & manage the kitchen support staff
  • Prepare cooking ingredients
  • Follow & implement the kitchen safety regulations and ensure health and safety regulations are strictly observed.
  • Ensure HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) policies & procedures are conformed to including all temperature logs & records
  • Ensure all cleaning schedules are followed and adhered.
  • Report any equipment issues/defects
  • Customer focused
  • Manage the food and beverage provision for functions and events
  • Supervise catering and waiting staff at functions
  • Organize, lead and motivate the catering team
  • Plan staff shifts and rotes
  • Budget and establish financial targets and forecasts
  • Monitor the quality of the product and service provided
  • Keep financial and administrative records
  • Maintain stock levels and order new supplies as required
  • Liaise with suppliers and client


  • Knowledge about food preparation
  • Knowledge about nutrition in different foods
  • Ability to take and understand orders implicitly
  • Suggesting new recipes & interesting ideas for menu planning
  • Should be physically fit & strong to for lifting heavy pots and pans
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certification
  • Good command of English Language both speaking and reading/writing
  • Good communication skills
  • Good planning and organization skills
  • Should be a team player and coordinate with the kitchen team


  • Internal clients in all departments
  • Food Supplier
  • Cleaning and Maintenance contractors

Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the short listing process.