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Job Title:
Chef de Cuisine

SEK 376,768 gross per annum (based on a 40 hour week)

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Sweden.



Embassy of Canada in Stockholm, Sweden

Closing date for applications:
28-11-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Head of Mission, oversees all culinary aspects of a mission, including the planning, creation, and preparation of meals for official and unofficial events (includes formal and informal luncheons, dinners, cocktails and receptions) and the maintenance of the food inventory and kitchen supplies.

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. Only those candidates who have all the essential qualifications and demonstrate this clearly within their application will then proceed to the next stage of the process.

• Oral and written proficiency in English and Swedish

• Professional qualification in cooking/cuisine or equivalent* training and experience

*Equivalent means 2 years of relevant experience over and above that specified below

• Minimum 2 years of recent experience (within the past 5 years) as a Chef/Cook working in a restaurant, hospitality, diplomatic mission/international organization, catering service, or similar environment in the food and beverage industry
• Preparing meals for events of at least 10 guests
• Preparing a vast array of types of foods, for example appetizers, main courses, baked goods, etc
• Cooking International and European foods

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.

• Health & Safety and food hygiene/cleanliness standards and procedures
• Culinary management/procedures, including cooking techniques, food management, international menu planning, and catering to specific dietary requirements
• Managing food stock ordering and inventories, including costing and budgets
• Basic computer use, including internet and Microsoft Office Suite

• Organizational skills
• Teamwork and effective interactive communication
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and with minimal supervision
• Flexible and adaptable
• Professional integrity

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.
• Proficiency in French
• Fluency in English or Swedish
• Knowledge of Canadian cuisine and Canadian recipes
• Experience with organizing hospitality events for diplomatic missions
• Experience supervising kitchen staff
• Experience cooking for large events of over 45 guests

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Normal work week of 40 hours per week
• Ability and willingness to work overtime outside of office hours (early morning / late at night) and during weekends, sometimes with very short notice
• Ability to lift and carry sometimes heavy items or food bags (approx. 35kg)
• Ability to stand and work with your hands for extended periods of time
• Willingness to be assigned a corporate credit card in your name

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to security screening (including a criminal record and credit check)
• Proof of right to work in Sweden, copies of educational qualifications, or other documents supporting the application may be requested
• Fully vaccinated as recognized by the Government of Sweden. 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.

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who are legally permitted to work in Sweden, 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 in Stockholm, Sweden does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered based on merit. 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:
• Candidates are 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 it to prior to the closing date. Applications will only be considered when received through our portal.
• Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our on-line 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.
• 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 email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Sweden 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 at the Embassy of Canada in Sweden, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process, with various tenures, including indeterminate or term.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to

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