The Walt Disney Company Chef de Cuisine - Palo in Vatican City, United States

At Disney Cruise Line , you can set sail on the job opportunity of a lifetime! Disney Cruise Line has established itself as a world-renowned leader in hospitality and entertainment, and has been recognized as the top cruise line for families. Our crew members bring the magic to life to deliver exceptional guest service and create family-friendly fun onboard the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and on our private island paradise in the Bahamas – Castaway Cay ! With incredible itineraries that visit exciting destinations around the world, crew and Officers can chart the course for an unforgettable adventure with Disney Cruise Line . Ongoing training and development allows our crew to continuously learn and grow personally and professionally, and Disney Cruise Line offers a unique opportunity for those looking to grow, excel and work for one of the most innovative and welcoming companies in the world. Apply today to Embark on Your Career and Navigate Your Future!

Responsibilities :

  • Monitor all Culinary standards

  • Responsible for meeting Food cost budgets and targets as set by the Food Manager onboard

  • Complete random food and menu audits

  • Responsible for proper maintenance of facilities and equipment

  • Maintain inventory control (par levels turnover and replenishment)

  • Monitor and implement garbage separation and disposal procedures

  • Have daily guest interaction utilizing Palo’s show kitchen concept

  • Actively participate in the Art of Entertaining program by conducting or directly supporting demonstrations and the content

  • Facilitate department meetings

  • Execute additional job responsibilities, as assigned by DCL leadership, based on operational need

  • Comply with all company set policies and procedures, along with all maritime and ship rules, regulations and procedures

  • Participate in Emergency Duties as specified in the ship Assembly Plan

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum two years experience within fine dining food operation; equivalency of 1 star Michelin or greater

  • Proven technical and functional understanding of ship-based food operations

  • Excellent working knowledge of food and beverage products, services, and equipment

  • Certified working Chef or equivalent degree in Culinary Arts

  • Strong Western/European fine dining training and skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to calculate and control cost potentials/projections and understand the impact on budget

  • Ability to propose, write and implement menus of high quality based on theme and seasonal availability

  • Ability to write and cost recipes, and train the team to execute them at the highest standards

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • Be able to speak, read and write fluent English

  • Willingness to live and work onboard one of our vessels for a certain length of time (based on position)

  • Be able to work a seven-day, 70-84 hour week with limited time off

  • Be able to adhere to Disney Cruise Line appearance guidelines

  • Agree to share a cabin with other crew members

  • Enjoy working in a high-volume, fast-paced, guest-service oriented environment

  • Be flexible with your work schedule, job duties and work locations

  • Appreciate diversity among guests and crew

Preferred Qualifications :

  • College education or equivalent industry experience

  • Nationally or internationally recognized throughout regular media

Additional Information :

This is a SHIPBOARD role.

Applicants must:

  • Be genuinely interested in a career at sea and willing to live and work onboard a Disney Cruise Line vessel

  • Be committed to the position you are applying for at least 2-3 contracts before a transfer or promotion

  • Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency duties and/or associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan

  • Be willing and able to uphold the general safety management responsibilities specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control

  • Be willing to follow and embrace United States Public Health requirements and guidelines as well as Environmentality requirements and Company practices

  • Be willing to be appreciative of working and living in a multi-cultural environment

  • Be comfortable living in a confined space with strict rules and regulations

  • Adhere to a structured lifestyle, personally and professionally

Your Responsibilities:

  • Have a valid passport and C1/D Seaman's visa (DCL will provide you with documents to obtain this)

  • Complete a pre-employment medical

  • Obtain a criminal background check

  • Bring approved work shoes

** Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.

Job ID: 514117BR

Location: Vatican City,Vatican City

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts