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Great food... and so much more
Gate Gourmet is the world's largest independent provider of catering and provisioning services for airlines and railroads. We have more than six decades of experience in providing tasty, nutritious - and affordable - meals for travelers. The company is the core business behind gategroup whose associated brands offer customers a comprehensive scope of products and services for virtually any onboard need - from innovative menu design to stylish packaging to sophisticated supply chain solutions - and more than 200 million meals a year to our 270-plus customers at some 120 airport locations around the globe. www.gategourmet.com

Executive Chef, Menu Developer - Gate Gourmet Nordics
We are looking for an Executive Chef to join our Menu Development team. Gate Gourmet is operating in seven airline catering production units in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The position will be based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

You must have a great passion for food and for giving our customers a great food journey.

Job Summary:
  • Building up and maintain culinary expertise at Gate Gourmet Scandinavia as part of the Menu Development team.
  • Prepare, take part in Menu Presentations for key customers:
Secure customer expectations are met in terms of presentation set-up, product innovation, product range, correctness of menu specifications and culinary expertise.
  • Continuously improve the overall menu development process i.e. product standardization and simplification, product innovation and menu presentation format.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively engage with the customer and understand their needs and requirements.
  • Develop and build up new menus and recipes for menu presentations, workshops etc. in cooperation with colleagues.
  • Buildup and change recipes for current and upcoming rotations (menu cycles) in cooperation with the commercial, procurement and local production teams.
  • Ensure close collaboration with the broader teams to deliver customer expectations and Account Manager to secure the product overall profitability, maximizing revenues, and new business opportunities with the customer.
  • Oversee internal quality assurance checks versus approved specification/recipes and immediately makes changes where necessary.
  • Involvement with menu presentations, tenders and workshops as and when required.
  • Analyze performance information, identify issues and solutions and report on progress as required (daily, weekly, and monthly).
  • Ensure full understanding and follow legislative requirements in line with International Food Safety, Health and Safety, Security and Environment controls.
Qualifications and education:
  • Degree: Educated chef.
  • Completed vocational training in culinary and related hygiene course.
  • Management/Leadership qualification is an advantage.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Profound knowledge of product development and production techniques, preferably in the airline catering and/or similar industries.
Work Experience:
  • Extensive experience in managing a large-scale food manufacturing department.
  • Qualified Chef including Global Food experience preferable with in-flight catering.
  • Extensive experience in managing teams within the food industry.
  • Experience of managing budgets, financial and performance targets.
Language / Communications Skills:
  • Read, write, and speak a Scandinavian language and English.
  • Most of the work for this position will be carried out during normal office hours
  • Travel to be expected in Scandinavia and the Nordics.
  • You will join a great team with passion for the best international airline food and you get to meet the decision makers for the dining experience of all our customer airlines.
Will you make a difference? Send us your application
To apply the position, please send your resume and cover letter as soon as possible via the QuickApply link below.

We will conduct interviews throughout the process and in case we find the right candidate before the deadline, we will close the vacancy.

If you need further information or have any questions, please contact:

Matt Pickop
Regional Executive Chef for North West Europe mpickop@gategroup.com, +44 7393 76 34 57
Morten Tøfting Pedersen
Executive Chef and menu developer - Gate gourmet Nordics
Mopedersen@gategroup.com, +45 31 26 02 51


Melina Antonisen
HR Assistant
+45 52 21 06 00
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15 juni 2023 (13 dagar kvar)
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