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Senior Chef

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Mercy Ships


The Senior Chef is responsible for the daily planning and preparation of the on-board menus, training of the Galley Team, hygiene, safety and cleanliness of the Galley areas. This position supports the Food Services Manager by ensuring the Galley Team Leaders have everything they need to complete their daily tasks.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:

  • Serves as assistant Food Services Manager
  • Ensure coordination for supplies and food preparation between Galley Teams
  • Contribute and coordinate with Food Services Manager for the 6 week menu and long term supply order
  • Oversight of cleanliness and hygiene of Galley areas by conducting daily spot checks
  • Carry out final walk through of the Galley in the evening to ensure high standard of cleanliness and all equipment is switched off and stowed
  • Train Galley crew in preparation, hygiene and safety procedures as laid out in Food Services SOP
  • Take lead on special functions and coordinate for events requiring catering
  • Working outside of regular hours as required
  • Attend departmental meetings on work days
  • Due to the ever changing staffing levels and field service rotations, all staff may be re-assigned to temporarily fill roles in other departments in a time of need
  • Other duties as assigned

More opportunities with Mercy Ships

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About Mercy Ships


15862 State Highway 110 North, Lindale, TX 75771, US

Mission Statement

We follow the 2000-year-old model of Jesus, bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor.


Mercy Ships is an international charity based in Garden Valley, TX. Mercy Ships currently operates the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, providing humanitarian aid like free health care, community development projects, community health education, mental health programs, agriculture projects, and palliative care for terminally ill patients in Western Africa.



We'll work with your schedule.


Tomas Quevedo Ramírez, s/n Edif. A.P.L.P.Las Palmas, 35008Spain



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Target start date is April 2021. Expect a 3-66 month time commitment.
  • Cooking experience required. Food safety training required. Management experience highly desirable.

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