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Residence Chef – 100%

As the official representation of Switzerland accredited in both the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and in the Republic of Iraq, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, humanitarian aid, development cooperation, legal arrangements, science, education and culture. 

The Residence Chef is responsible to provide a high standard of culinary services for official and non-official functions at the Swiss Ambassador’s residence, the Swiss Embassy and caterings organized by the Swiss representation in Jordan. The Chef organizes the kitchen at the residence, including providing the ingredients and cooking. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparing meals for the Ambassador; develop menus and prepare meals (both formal and informal) for the Ambassador's guests; develop menus and prepare catering for receptions and events; Skills in preparing dietary dishes
  • Responsible for buying the food and have a good connections of suppliers
  • Cleaning the kitchen and the kitchen store room in an efficient manner including equipment, utensils, surrounding area, clean silver cutlery, etc
  • Monitoring kitchen equipment and reporting maintenance issues; Stock control and procurement of ingredients;
  • Liaising with Ambassador’s PA regarding events at the Residence
  • Maintaining accurate detailed records of expenditure and consumption for every event, for month-end accounting purposes;
  • Supervising technical staff and external contractors at the Residence, as requested by the Head of Mission
  • Updating and controlling kitchen equipment inventory and wine inventory at the residence
  • Upholding the highest safety sanitation standards for gastronomy, efficiency, hygiene at the residence kitchen (HACCP).
  • Scheduling and coordinating external support staff
  • In charge of procurement for the events with the corresponding controlling and financial documentation
  • Performing other duties when required


  • Respecting the privacy of Ambassador's family, applies absolute discretion and confidentiality
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Excellent knowledge about the market with the ability to get the best price / quality ratio
  • Active interest in the Swiss and other international cuisines
  • Flair for sustainable food and seasonality of local fresh products
  • Skills in preparing vegan, vegetarian dishes
  • No reticence to use ingredients central to Swiss cuisine, such as alcoholic beverages, pork etc.


  • Service orientated
  • Event management skills
  • Excellent command of English
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • Ability to work under pressure and to embrace challenges
  • Willingness to take responsibility and to continuously improve
  • Team player in an intercultural team 

Essential qualifications, skills and experience 

  • Professional qualifications in the culinary field
  • Minimum of five years’ work experience as a chef.
  • Excellent customer service skills with strong communication skills to persons at all levels

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Experience abroad or within an international environment.
  • Good computer skills (MS Office)

We offer

  • Diverse, creative and stimulating work environment
  • Further training opportunities
  • Competitive salary and social benefits

Place of work: Amman, Residence of Ambassador

Length of contract: limited contract (one year, extendable)

Beginning: 01.06.2024

Deadline: 12.05.2024

Please submit your application (CV & motivation letter & Experience Letters) in English language to Akhtaboot