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Job ID #1069

Mercy Ships

LocationDakar, West Africa (Senegal)
UpdatedMay 05, 2022
Position
TitleSenior Chef
ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Chef is responsible for the daily planning and preparation of the on-board menus, training of the Galley Team, hygiene, safety and cleanliness of the Galley areas. This position supports the Food Services Manager by ensuring the Galley Team Leaders have everything they need to complete their daily tasks and supply the crew with well-balanced, nutritious, and enjoyable meals.

This position may qualify for a family cabin. If you have school-age children, learn more about Mercy Ships Academy.

What You Will Contribute
• Coordinate supplies and food preparation between two Galley Teams

• Coordinate the regular menu and long term supply orders, with the Food Services Manager

• Oversight of cleanliness and hygiene of Galley areas by conducting daily spot checks

• Train Galley crew in preparation, hygiene and safety procedures as laid out in Food Services standard operating procedures

• Take the lead on special functions and coordinate for events requiring special catering

• Look to constantly review and improve the quality of food being prepared through expertise and training

For This Role, You Will Need
• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program

• Relevant management and supervisory experience

• Good leadership skills, ability to supervise and guide a team

• Ability to communicate proficiently in English

• Cross-cultural experience is preferred

• Relevant Catering qualification

• Culinary certificate/degree or five years cooking experience preferred

• Experience preparing meals for small and large groups
PayVolunteer, room and board covered. If serving over 2 years, you qualify for financial aid.
TimelineFull-Time
Second Position
TitleFood Services Manager
ResponsibilitiesThe Food Services Manager has oversight of the Food Services department, including the Dining Room, Galley, and Bakery. This is mostly a “hands-off” job; supervise and maintain the department, ensuring that each sub-department has everything that it needs to run smoothly.

The Food Services Manager works closely with our Supply department in planning the menu months in advance, making sure the Food Services department has everything it needs to supply the crew with well-balanced, nutritious, and enjoyable meals.

This position may qualify for a family cabin. If you have school-age children, learn more about Mercy Ships Academy.

What You Will Contribute
• Supervision of personnel and operations in the food services department, especially in maintaining accountability to standards, procedures, and policies

• Orientating and training all new Food Services crew to all equipment and safety procedures

• Excellent organizational skills, needed for daily ordering of supplies, scheduling rotas, updating standard operating procedures as necessary, and managing teams

• To fill in as the Senior Chef when needed

• Lead departmental devotions

For This Role, You Will Need
• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program

• Relevant management and supervisory experience

• Strong leadership skills, ability to supervise and guide a team

• Ability to communicate proficiently in English in both written and verbal forms

• Cross-cultural experience is preferred

• Relevant Catering qualification such as, diploma in Hotel Management, Catering & Institutional Operations

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook)
PayVolunteer, room and board covered. If serving over 2 years, you qualify for financial aid.
TimelineVolunteer Full-Time
Other Information
AcceptingChristian and Non-Christian Applicants
This business isA Christian business
Other DetailsMercy Ships is a faith-based international non-profit development organization that deploys hospital ships to some of the poorest countries in the world, delivering vital, free healthcare to people in desperate need. It is the world’s largest civilian hospital ship providing state-of-the art care to those in desperate need - free of charge! Our hospital ship provided lifesaving surgeries for people where access to medical care is nearly non-existent. We have a number of volunteer positions onboard, including Food Services positions like Senior Chef, Food Services Manager, Galley Staff and more. Come and serve with us!
Contact Information
ContactEthan Borrero
Contact E-mailethan.borrero@mercyships.org
Websitehttp://www.mercyships.org/volunteer
Telephone972-786-2877
Contact AddressPO Box 2020, Garden Valley TX 75771

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