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Job Title:
Chef de cuisine at the Official Residence

EGP 148,264 plus benefits

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Position subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Locally Engaged Staff in Egypt. Hours of work: full-time 48 hours/week.

General Support


Cairo, Egypt

Closing date for applications:
25-11-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Head of Mission (HOM), the incumbent is responsible for preparing all culinary aspects of Canada’s representation abroad including assisting with identifying appropriate Canadian and local cuisine and assembling such cuisine for official and unofficial hospitality events (including formal and informal luncheons, dinners, cocktails and receptions).

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

• Diploma in Culinary Arts, Catering or Food and Beverage from a government recognized institute/college/university or an acceptable* combination of education, training and relevant experience.

*Acceptable combination of education and relevant experience is considered as a total of three (3) years or more.

• Fluency in English or French (reading, writing and speaking);
• Fluency in Arabic (oral).

• At least two (2) years of recent experience (in the past five (5) years) working as a Sous-Chef or Chef in a restaurant, hotel, diplomatic mission, or similar service environment in the Food & Beverage industry;
• Experience with the meal preparation for large events of at least 10 guests;
• Experience in cooking a vast array of types of meals for example appetizers, cocktail foods, main courses, baked goods and desserts;
• Experience in cooking International food (European and Asian) and Egyptian cuisine.

Rated Requirements

The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.

• Knowledge of general culinary procedures and practices;
• Knowledge of hygienic procedures and cleanliness, food quality and safety;
• Knowledge of the reliable local service providers in the food industry.

• Effective interactive communication in French or English and Arabic (oral);
• Ability to co-ordinate conflicting priorities within short time frames, organize his time and work efficiently;
• Ability to prepare menus for various type of events as well as cost estimates;
• Ability to work in a team environment;
• Professional integrity;
• Attention to details;
• Initiative;
• Flexibility and adaptability.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

• Experience in meal preparations for large events of 45 guests or more.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Availability and willingness to work overtime, periodic evenings or weekends as required. Overtime is only paid after completing the required 48 hours of work per week;
• Ability to lift boxes up to 20 kg.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• The successful candidates must be able to legally work in Egypt.
• Applicants must hold a valid working authorization covering the period of employment. The Canadian Government cannot sponsor a candidate to obtain work authorization documents.
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in Egypt so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.
• The appointment of the successful candidates will be subject to and Reliability Check (RC).
• Fully vaccinated with recognized vaccine by the Government of Egypt. All new hires on or after the effective date of October 6, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and to attest that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their starting date unless accommodation measures are granted.
• A “Reliability Status” is the minimum security requirement needed to obtain before starting a new position with the Embassy of Canada in Egypt. The security clearance must be maintained throughout employment – failure to do so may result in dismissal.

Area of selection:
This vacancy is open to candidates who have the right to reside and work in Egypt as well as to all employees of the Embassy of Canada in Egypt occupying an indeterminate or term position, including emergency employees, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Egypt does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. If an applicant is sponsored by a second party and does not have the right to work in Egypt, they will not be considered. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

Important Notes:
• Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our online portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users and regularly check their email, including their spam folder.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Proof of educational qualifications will be required during the process.
• Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Egypt does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The Embassy of Canada to Egypt does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings with the same or different term details at the Embassy of Canada to Egypt which might arise in the twenty-four (24) months following the completion of this recruitment process.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to:
• Due to Covid-19, some delays may occur in the progress of this recruitment process. We are working hard to minimize any disruption.

How to apply

• Please follow the link and complete the online form.
• Candidates are also required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in the application being rejected.

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