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Residence Chef – 100%

As the official representation of Switzerland accredited in both the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and 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, to a high standard, culinary services for non-official and official functions at the Switzerland Ambassador’s residence, the Swiss Embassy and caterings organized by the Swiss representation in Jordan. 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

  • Independently preparing and executing official and unofficial events for up to 15 people
  • Planning and executing bigger events and caterings like cocktail parties, buffet dinners etc. in coordination with the internal line manager
  • Scheduling and coordinating external support staff
  • Organizing events for the Swiss Embassy, similar to events at the Ambassador’s Residence in coordination with the internal line manager
  • In charge of procurement for the events with the corresponding controlling and financial documentation
  • Responsible for the kitchen infrastructure, tools, equipment and tableware
  • Responsible for upholding the safety sanitation standards in the kitchen and during events (HACCP)
  • 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 seasonality of local fresh products
  • No reticence to use ingredients central to Swiss cuisine, such as alcoholic beverages, pork etc.


  • Service orientated
  • Excellent command of English and Arabic
  • 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 
  • Good 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, Residence of Ambassador

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

Beginning: 01.09.2022

Deadline: 31.07.2022

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

Akhtaboot Platform

Important note: 

  • Any applications not received through the recruitment site will not be considered.