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Whatever story you choose, you are the star

At Meliá Hotels International, you have the power to create your future. For us, the most important thing is your talent: We share the passion that makes you put your heart into everything you do, day after day. We are by your side to help you go beyond your limits, to celebrate every victory with you. Because together, we are the stars of our own stories.

At Meliá Hotels & Resorts we put our soul and our passion into everything we do so that our guests can live a unique experience, full of the warmth and the hospitality that are so typical of our Spanish origin. If you have an eye for detail and wish to improve yourself every day in an environment which stands out for its personalized customer service, if you enjoy working for a stylish urban or leisure hotel brand, if you want to be part of a team of people who are passionate about what they do… Then you belong at Meliá!

Job Summary: In this position, you will be responsible for the culinary planning & operation of the entire Kitchen department, the financial, administrational & operational aspects, supervise, coordinate & control the day-to-day operation of the kitchen team with the restaurant employees, facilities & costs.

What will I be doing?

  • Ensure that the day-to-day operations of the kitchen is handled in a cost effective manner to give a consistent & high quality product to the customer
  • Create a culinary experience for our customers
  • On a daily basis inspect all areas covered by the role and make that they adhere to the highest standard of hygiene, tidiness & cleanliness in freezers, refrigerators, kitchen and service areas.
  • Optimize the efficient and effective use of facilities, equipment and human resources through planning, staff working hours and effective inventory control.
  • Place daily orders for produce needed to prepare food based on the daily list and procedures established by the hotel. Similarly, place weekly orders based on expected numbers of covers and hotel occupation.
  • Set menus and daily specials according to product availability and encourage staff involvement in creating new recipes.
  • Ensure that hygiene and safety standards are both understood and correctly applied in the work place, minimizing risks and the number of accidents resulting from unsafe practices.
  • Responsible for preparing and updating all recipe lists, with photographs of the dishes prepared, making them available to the personnel involved, ensuring that preparation, presentation and portion control are in line with established procedures, and that waste is kept to a minimum (jointly with the Administration Department).
  •  Draw up and implement a suitable cleaning programme in all kitchen and service areas on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, using a check list to ensure all tasks are performed.
  • Encourage an optimum working atmosphere by training, guiding and motivating staff in order to obtain the best results in terms of atmosphere and group efficiency, maximising productivity and helping staff to reach their performance goals.
  • Ensure that there is a permanent, accurate flow of information and communication in kitchens and with other hotel departments and that all staff arrive for work on time, properly uniformed and meeting the highest standards of hygiene.
  • Together with the Food & Drink Director and the Purchasing Department, investigate the possibility of using new products, supplies and suppliers, etc., always taking quality and price into account. 
  • Conduct kitchen demonstrations and take part in culinary competitions.
  • Carry out all instructions and tasks assigned by the position’s immediate superior, as well as any other responsibilities as required by the role.


What are we looking for? 

  • Minimum of 2 years in a similar position
  • Positive attitude, showing ability to take ownership and responsibility
  • Expertise and experience with budget & à la carte service, cost control, ratios & budget management, maintaining & raising the profit margins on food.
  • Strong leadership, communication skills, customer orientation, initiative & teamwork
  • Maintain adherence to high cooking and hygiene standards
  • Innovative and knowledge of modern cuisine will be an asset
  • High level in English & French, German or any other language will be an asset


What will it be like to work for Meliá?

Meliá Hotels International is unique among the 20 largest international hotel groups in having an origin in leisure and the ideal size to combine exceptional hospitality with management that is efficient and close to its stakeholders. All of this, along with our Spanish warmth and passion, makes us distinct and different.

At Meliá Hotels International you are the protagonist. The combination of your talent and your passion with our desire to grow by your side has no limits. Together, we will step forward with the strength of a great company. Together, we’ll turn the future into an amazing story.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, religion, age or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company