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Chef Trainer and Advisor (Vocational Training restaurant in Phnom Penh)

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Friends-International (FI) is a social enterprise that works with marginalized urban children and youth, their families and communities, to help them become independent and productive citizens of their country.
FI initiated the TREE Alliance (Training Restaurant 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 expanding its successful and internationally recognized vocational training model across South-East Asia and beyond.

We are excited to welcome someone who is willing to move away from the usual Chef work and ready to join this unique adventure. FI is seeking a qualified and highly motivated candidate to fill the full-time position of Chef Trainer and Advisor to join the development of this exciting initiative. (

Position overview
The Chef Trainer and Advisor will implement international kitchen standards and provide training to hospitality staff together with the TREE Alliance team. The trainer will be teaching and advising hands-on in busy training restaurants as well as in classroom situations. This position will be part of the following projects:
• Provision of technical support for the 5 current members of the Alliance in Cambodia and Laos
• Expansion of the project to neighboring countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar


• Advise all training restaurant teams and provide field-based technical support
• Create and update Standards of Procedures and cooking curricula
• Develop trainings for cooking teachers
• Provide cooking and chef trainings as well as cooking demonstrations
• Provide health and safety as well as general and personal hygiene trainings
• Develop menus and carry out food costing
• Set up international standard kitchen operations from scratch for future TREE Alliance restaurant projects

We would like you to have the following:
• A minimum 5 years of work experience as a Chef
• Excellent communication skills and training qualities
• Patience, flexibility, detail oriented and able to work in a team with various cultural backgrounds, passion for Asian food is a plus
• Experience in how to run an international standard restaurant kitchen
• Basic computer skills (Word, Excel)
• Fluency in English (verbal and written), any other Asian language is a plus

We need you to be a dynamic leader able to operate in our busy restaurants who is passionate about food and enthusiastic about building capacity of our local teams.

Location: 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 caption subject: 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.
Applications must be submitted before March 23rd, 2014
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.


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