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The Permanent Delegation of Finland to the OECD in Paris is recruiting a Chef de Cuisine

The Permanent Delegation of Finland to the OECD and Unesco is recruiting a Chef for the Ambassador, for a fixed-term employment. The Permanent Delegation is Finland’s official, diplomatic representation in the international organisations based in Paris, France.

Main responsibilities

The Chef de Cuisine will design and prepare high-quality events that vary from small, informal meals to formal dinners and receptions. Most of the work will take place at the ambassador’s residence and at the premises of the Permanent Delegation (1, Place de Finlande). The Chef will be responsible for sourcing and purchasing high-quality supplies and kitchen equipment, and for maintaining them. She/he will also be tasked with some light maintenance duties at the ambassador’s residence.

Essential skills

  • Professional training in culinary arts 
  • Previous experience as a Chef 
  • Availability for flexible working hours, depending on event requirements
  • Excellent organisational, planning and problem-solving skills as well as capacity to work efficiently as part of a team
  • Excellent knowledge of food safety and hygiene practices
  • Good knowledge of English

Other qualities

  • Basic knowledge of French
  • Knowledge of Nordic culinary traditions, or willingness to learn

Unless otherwise agreed, the position will start between 1 September and 1 October 2022 with an initial 18-months fixed-term contract. The person selected for the post will be subject to the terms and conditions of locally hired personnel, under the French labor law. The probationary period is three months and the working time is 35 hours per week. Further details regarding the position are available from Ms. Sari Lietsala ([email protected], tel. +33 1 44 18 19 34).  

Your application should contain (in Finnish or in English) a letter of motivation, CV, salary request and nominated referees with contact details. Please include copies of any culinary certificates or qualifications. The application should be submitted at the latest on 30 June 2022 by e-mail to the following address: [email protected]

A candidate for the position will be subject to a security clearance with the consent of the applicant (Act on Security Assessments 726/2014). Detailed information on the security clearance procedure and the rights of the subject of the investigation given upon request. By applying for the position, you accept the data protection policy and give your consent to the processing of your personal data (European Union General Data Protection Regulation EU 679/2016).

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