Head Chef / Chef Cook at Prime Support – Basra


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:  Responsible for the development of recipes and menus as per PSGS’s policies and procedures. Plan and cost menu items, ordering supplies, and keep records and accounts. Supervise and participate in practical training in cooking, baking, preparation and presentation of foods. Perform all duties as per HACCP standards  KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Applying and following the contractual obligations, PSGS’s policies and procedures
  • Following, implying and maintaining all ISO and HACCP standards and requirements
  • Collaborates with other personnel to plan and develop recipes or menus to serve all ethnic groups such as Arabic, Continental, Indian and Far Eastern taking into account such factors as seasonal availability of ingredients including special events and theme nights
  • Instructing Senior Cooks/Cooks or other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of foods as well as meeting the desired requirements of the client
  • Controlling staff working under his or her supervision by giving them the necessary training, guidance and instructions
  • Determining production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of services
  • Preparing daily requisition for procurement of all food and related items required from the stores
  • Coordinating with the Store’s management team to follow the availability of various food items as well as seasonal products
  • Checking the quantity and quality of received products
  • Determining and maintains food and beverage costs adhering to tight budgets
  • Ensuring safety training and proper usage of equipment’s and premises is given to junior and untrained staff
  • Directing weekly meetings for the kitchen staff
  • Leading the team positively for the development of the enterprise
  • Act as a food safety team member
  • Performing other duties as directed



  • Catering Service Food production training or Government Hotel and Tourism Associate Certification or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years’ experience in the same position, working in high volume catering
  • Computer literate and fluent in English; Arabic is an added value

  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be mentally and physically fit and have the ability to work long periods. Should be energetic, enthusiastic, and willing to work under pressure  DISCLAIMER: This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in this job description and that other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job  

Job Details

Job Location
Basra, Iraq

Company Industry
Hospitality & Accomodation

Company Type
Employer (Private Sector)

Job Role
Hospitality and Tourism

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