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Residence Chef – 100 %

The Residence Chef is responsible to provide, to a high standard, culinary services for non-official and official functions at the Switzerland Ambassador’s residence. The Chef organises the kitchen at the residence including providing ingredients and cooking. The Chef oversees day-to-day property maintenance of the official residence..

Duties & Responsibilities

  • makes an essential contribution to projecting the culinary image of the Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan;

  • is willing to give his/her best in order to make invitations at the residence a memorable and pleasant experience for the Embassy guests;

  • upholds the highest standards for gastronomy, efficiency and hygiene at the residence kitchen;

  • is the main support of the Ambassador's wife in the preparation of seated dinners, buffet dinners, cocktail parties, business lunches and other formats at the residence and outside;

  • has knowledge about where to find ingredients and supplies according to the best quality-price relation;

  • possesses a keen grasp of the seasonality of local fresh products;

  • operates economically and in a cost-efficient manner;

  • maintains accurate records and reconciliations for all expenditure and activities, including keeping receipts for purchases;

  • takes good and responsible care of all the kitchen equipment;

  • is interested and willing to receive continuous training and to make a constant own contribution to his/her personal professional improvement;

  • has no reticence as to using ingredients central to Swiss cuisine, such as alcoholic beverages, pork etc.;

  • shows active interest in the Swiss and other international cuisines;

  • fits well into a small team and feels co-responsible for the smooth cooperation in an inter-cultural setup;

  • assumes coordinating and supervising activities for kitchen helpers, service personnel and other external staff;

  • respects the privacy of Ambassador's family, applies absolute discretion and confidentiality;

  • works with integrity and honesty.


  • Excellent command of English and Arabic

  • Ability to work autonomously if needed

  • Creativity and flexibility

  • Ability to work under pressure and to embrace challenges, willingness to take responsibility and to continuously improve

  • Team player and service orientation

  • Solid computer skills (MS Office)

Experience and Education

  • Professional qualifications in the culinary field

  • Relevant work experience

  • Experience abroad or within an international environment is an asset.

We offer

  • Diverse, creative and stimulating work environment

  • Further training opportunities

  • Competitive salary and social benefits

Place of work: Amman, Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan

Length of Contract: limited contract (Summer 2021, extendable)

Beginning:  01.04.2020 

Deadline:  10.03.2020

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

Residence Chef Announcement (PDF, 302.4 kB, English)

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