The profile of Assistant Head Chef is one of an individual with diverse qualities. An Assistant head chef is not just a position reserved for an excellent cook, but also for someone who in addition to his or her passion for cooking, as well as his or her superior cooking skills displays some serious kitchen managing talent. In that sense in order to become an assistant head chef one must have:
a. The ability to manage challenging situations
b. The ability to manage people working under high pressure
c. The technical skill to communicate with people from different nationalities and in different positions in the organization.
d. A genuine interest in food production, preparation and cooking techniques
e. fair computer skills: Windows, Word, Excel and Outlook
f. The ability to manage the kitchen crew.
g. The ability to read or learn reading and analyzing some financial reports: cost control reports and others.
h. Basic mathematics skills.
i. Good organizational skills.
j. The right tools in order to communicate the goals and objectives as well as inspire employees to achieve those goals
k. The power to lead by example.
l. Great attention to sanitation and hygiene in the kitchen.
m. The education to easily communicate in Arabic for the most part, as well as in English and French as a plus.