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Executive/Head Chef in Spain


  • Job ID #2354671
  • Posted: 25th Jun 2024 by Lighthouse careers

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We are looking for a Head chef specialised in vegetarian cuisine for a large private Estate in Mallorca.

EU passort is a must, Spanish residency/ work permit is a big plus.

It is a Live out role, the estate is an hour drive from Palma

Full time contract , 40 hours a week

70,000 euros gross annual DOE

Corporate yearly performance-based bonus

Contract conditions:

Initial 2 months probation period

2.5 days leave accrued each month – expected that 2 weeks of this leave will be taken over the Christmas and new years period when the House is close.

Meals, chef jackets and aprons provided

Potential for ongoing culinary training

Growth based position with opportunity for additional responsibilities.


Working directly with the executive chef, the head chef will be responsible for all aspects of food service including following recipes, operating budgets, staff schedules, hygiene compliance, inventory, ordering, following appropriate guidelines quantities for reduced waste, creating menus, training staff, control and direct food service and prep, polishing and expediting dishes before they reach the dining room and ensuring that guests with food allergies and sensitivities are given the appropriate food. Assisting the executive chef in recipe development, team methods, and kitchen culture while being a foundational part of a permanent team.

· Maintaining standards for food storage, rotation, quality, and appearance

· Oversee putting away provisions and orders

· Understanding of menu and recipe development techniques

· Following direction of executive chef

· Strong leadership abilities

· Ongoing awareness of culinary trends, including plant based, paleo, vegan, autoimmune, gluten free, grain free and dairy free

· Excellent knife-handling skills and speed

· Harvesting from vegetable gardens and surplus produce to make ferments, preserves, pickles, sauces and chutneys.


  • Vessel TypeShore Based Position
  • Charter/PrivatePrivate
  • Position TypePermanent Position
  • Current LocationSpain, Mallorca
  • Cruising ItineraryLocal Area
  • HomeportSpain, Mallorca
  • Yachting Experience0 - 6 months
  • Professional Chef Experience5+ years
  • Looking for Team/CoupleNo
  • Posted 25th Jun 2024 by Lighthouse careers

Language & Visas

  • VisasSchengen (or EU Resident)


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