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Banquet Chef

Business Unit:  The Peninsula Istanbul
Location:  Istanbul

The Peninsula Istanbul is located in the historic Karaköy area overlooking the Bosphorus – the meeting point of Asia and Europe. The hotel will feature 177 luxurious guest rooms and suites, a grand ballroom with sweeping views of the Bosphorus, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa and a verdant garden on the waterfront. As we continue to expand the pre-opening team, The Peninsula Istanbul is seeking to hire a Banquet Chef. 


  • An exceptional opportunity to join our high-profile hotel opening in Istanbul.
  • The Peninsula Hotels espouses luxury service, dedication to our customers, and commitment to our employees. 
  • Be a part of the pre-opening process with a highly experienced team.


Key accountabilities


  • Engage with clients during the pre-event planning to personalize the experience. 
  • Produces all food required for the assigned kitchen and controls the daily ordering and requisitions to meet budgeted food cost.
  • Supervises and allocates work to staff according to their knowledge and skill level.
  • Keeps the food cost for the assigned kitchen within the budget.
  • Ensures that the hotel cost control policies and procedures are followed and prevents wastage of surplus stock without undue sacrifice on food quality.
  • Is responsible for the hygiene and cleanliness of the assigned kitchen, food production and food storage areas and always ensures a high standard of food quality safety.
  • Always keeps the kitchen equipment in good condition to maximize its operating life.
  • Maintains up to date technical worksheets, recipes and costings and ensures understanding and compliance from team members.  


General requirements


  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in 5-star hotel or equal banquet operations with similar size operation.  
  • Extensive culinary knowledge in both classical and current culinary trends.                                            
  • Extensive experience in management of cooks. Creativity to create dishes on brand with the restaurant.                                                  
  • Skills for the planning and execution of large-scale events in various locations at the same time.
  • Ability to maintain an extremely sanitary environment while working.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the team.
  • High School Diploma or diploma from culinary school or apprenticeship (or equivalent). 
  • Fluent English and Turkish communication proficiency.


We would be delighted to receive your CV and will liaise directly with suitable applicants.



About The Peninsula Istanbul

The Peninsula Istanbul will offer spectacular views of the Bosphorus Strait, the meeting point of East and West. Located in the historic Karaköy district, the hotel will feature 177 opulent guestrooms and a glamourous rooftop, forming part of the Salıpazarı Port re-development, which also features a cruise terminal, public squares, restaurants and museums. 

Requisition ID:  38082

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