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Chef Trainer and Advisor

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Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and skills in the kitchen to train others and get them into jobs? Would you like to help us in cooking a better future for marginalized communities? Then join us!

Friends-International (FI) is a leading social enterprise which works with marginalized children, youth, their families, and communities to help them become independent and productive citizens of their country.

FI created the TREE Alliance (Training Restaurants for Employment & Entrepreneurship,, which is a global alliance of training restaurants working to build futures for former street youth, marginalized young people and adults. TREE is currently expanding its successful and internationally recognized vocational training model throughout Southeast Asia and beyond.

We are excited to welcome someone who is willing to move away from the usual chef work and who is ready to join the development of this exciting initiative.

What will you do?
As Chef Trainer and Advisor, you will work with the TREE Alliance team to implement international kitchen standards and provide training to hospitality staff. You will be training and offering hands-on support in busy training restaurant kitchens as well as in classroom situations. This position will be part of the following projects:
• The provision of technical support for the 6 current members of the Alliance in Cambodia and Laos
• The expansion of the project to countries like Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Ethiopia

Responsibilities of the Chef Trainer and Advisor:
• Advise local training restaurant teams and provide field-based technical support
• Create and update Standards of Procedures and cooking curricula
• Develop trainings for cooking teachers
• Provide international standard cooking and chef trainings
• Provide trainings on health and safety as well as general and personal hygiene
• Create new and develop existing menus as well as carry out food costing
• Set up international standard kitchen operations from scratch for future TREE Alliance restaurant projects
• Ensure high quality standards for preparing food
• Work directly with Head Chefs and build their capacity to become great leaders in the kitchen

About you:
• You are a dynamic, independent and proactive leader in the kitchen who is passionate about training others
• You have strong working experience as a Chef (5-10 years) and your Chef training can be proven with a degree
• You enjoy creative cooking with a high interest and skills in Asian cuisine
• You have a minimum of 2 years working experience as a Head Chef
• You have excellent communication skills and training qualities
• You are passionate about working with young people and training them for a job in the food service industry
• You are patient, flexible, and have a detail-oriented nature with the ability to work in a team of various cultural backgrounds
• Your computer skills (Word, Excel) are good
• Your English (verbal and written) is fluent; any other Asian language is a strong plus

This position is based in Phnom Penh but requires frequent local and international travel.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences.

Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter explaining their motivation for the position together with a CV and their salary expectations to hr [at] friends-international [dot] org with the subject line “Chef Trainer and Advisor.”

FI is an equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate will be selected based on merit and will be expected to comply with FI’s Child Protection Policy.

Please submit your application before 24 April, 2016.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.

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