Executive Chef – Residence – Uga Escapes Management (Private) Limited

Residence by Uga Escapes is a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Colombo; Nestled between leafy Park Street and the Lakeside Temple of Gangarama. “rare” the main restaurant at Residence is inspired by the flavours of Sri Lanka. sTrare” is a creative take on modern international cuisine with an emphasis on Sri Lankan ingredients. Managed by Uga Escapes, a luxury boutique hotel chain with an exquisite collection of hotels. The Uga Experience unites the natural magic of Sri Lanka with the warmest hospitality of her people.

We are currently looking to recruit an Executive Chef to join our team of culinary professionals at our Luxury hotel in the heart of Colombo. The position provides key leadership on setting new standards of culinary and operational excellence and to achieve the next stage of our continued evolution. In order to be successful for this role, you will have a qualification in the Fine Culinary Arts along with 7 years of experience in a similar capacity working in all areas of the kitchen in a 5-star hotel background; handling main kitchen operations, and will demonstrate In-depth knowledge of costing, menu planning and menu creation, strong interpersonal and problem solving skilled coupled with the ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment.

In this role, you will be responsible for;
■ All kitchen functions including food purchasing, preparation and maintenance of quality standards; sanitation and cleanliness, training of employees in methods of cooking, preparation, plate presentation, portion and cost control and sanitation and cleanliness.
■ Ensuring that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the restaurant’s recipes, portioning, cooking and serving standards.
■ Scheduling labor as required by anticipated business activity while ensuring that all positions are staffed when and as needed and labor cost objectives is met.
■ Being knowledgeable of restaurant policies regarding personnel and administer prompt, fair and consistent corrective action for any and all violations of company policies, rules and procedures.
■ Overseeing the training of kitchen personnel in safe operation of all kitchen equipment and utensils.
■ Training kitchen personnel in cleanliness and sanitation practices.
■ Checking and maintaining proper food holding and refrigeration temperature control points.
An attractive remuneration package together with excellent prospects for career advancement awaits the successful candidate. Experience in luxury boutique hotels will be an added advantage.

If you are confident that you possess the right knowledge, skills and definitely the passion and the attitude to grow with us; please forward your resume within 14 days stating two non-related referees to the address/email below.
Please mention “Vacancy: Executive Chef- Residence” on the top left hand corner of the envelope/ subject line of the email.

We will only correspond with shortlisted candidates.
General Manager- Human Resources
Uga Escapes Management (Private) Limited 49/16, Iceland Building Galle Road, Colombo 03 careers@ugaescapes.com

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