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Culinary Development Chef - Cunard

Posted: 2 Nov 2019 Closes: 17 Nov 2019
Southampton Competitive
Permanent & Full-time carnival-uk/20191102123320

Carnival UK has big plans for the future! Already the market leader, CUK (which operates the P&O Cruises and Cunard Brands) will grow by 50% by 2022 as we add new ships to the fleet and further transform the industry by making cruising a mainstream holiday for UK guests. An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Development Chef to join the Cunard’s Brand and Product Development Team on a permanent basis. 


You will be working within a talented team of Food & Beverage professionals for Cunard, which is the leader in setting the luxury benchmark in the cruise industry and operates three spectacular 5-star ships.

The Role

As a Development Chef you will be working within a talented team of Food & Beverage professionals, and will be expected to be skilled and well versed in delivering excellence as standard, whilst advancing our culinary programme across a multitude of concepts and programmes. You will be challenging the Norm and in collaboration with the Culinary Development Team. Will be looking to exceed our guest’s expectations.

This is a team role within our business as it directly contributes to defining and shaping the future of the iconic Cunard Cruises brand.

About You

You will have previous experience of identifying and implementing concepts at the very highest of culinary standards. Contributing to awards and accolades within the culinary operation. You will have passion for people and team and have an exceptional industry track record and culinary pedigree.

We would expect you to have previous experience in the luxury hospitality sector within high end and busy culinary operations, hotels and/or restaurant environments.

You will have passion for product and people with a depth of skills that transcends through a varied selection of styles, concepts and departments.

Additionally, you will have excellent communicative skills within and outside of culinary operations and be well versed in presentations and managing Taste Panels. You will have passion for food and have an exceptional track records at cooking, managing, training, developing products and successful teams.

About Us

This position has been levelled at CUK 08.

Carnival UK is the operating company for P&O Cruises & Cunard. We provide world class cruise holidays and take enormous pride from bringing to life two of the most iconic brands from Britain’s rich seafaring heritage.  That legacy of elegance and style, of beautiful ships, inspiring leadership and guest-obsessed service excellence lives on today, as we evolve ourselves for tomorrow.

Working at Carnival UK means being part of a tight-knit but truly global team made up of friendly, happy, caring people.  Parts of our business are incredibly diverse, but we work hard every day to promote even greater inclusion, fresh ideas and different perspectives.  Whatever our role or background, we share high standards, heartfelt values and a sense of belonging.  We’re focused on wellbeing every day, as well as being supportive and compassionate when we need it most.

As a growing business we have a big focus on developing skills and continuous learning.  From formal qualification to the life lessons of worldwide travel, we offer our people a broad range of personal and professional development opportunities.  All of our roles give people the chance to stretch themselves and learn from colleagues with a wealth of experience.  As our business grows, we want our people to grow too.  So we’re determined to create opportunities for everyone to drive their development and define their own career path.

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