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  • Job ID 7038
  • Career Level Executive
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Industry Hospitality
  • Qualifications Bachelors Degree

Job Description


Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort with 104 rooms is serene and peaceful, situated on 14 acres of powder white sand, and published as one of the few “Dream Beaches of the World”. Tripadvisor awarded Elements Restaurant as the #2 Restaurant in the World for date night, #1 Best Restaurant in the Caribbean by USA Today 10 Best and many more awards. The resort is recognized by Tripadvisor as the number one hotel for romance and number eight hotel in the world, as well as featured in the Conde Nast’s Gold List, T+L Worlds Best top 25 and more. Bucuti pioneered Green tourism in the Caribbean and has received many awards, including the Global United Nations Carbon Neutral Now Award and Green Globe Platinum “Most sustainable hotel in the world”.

JOB DESCRIPTION – Executive Chef

You are responsible for the overall culinary operations of all F&B areas, including but not limited to Elements Restaurant and Kitchen, the SandBar, lounge area & beach service. The primary objective is total guest satisfaction delivered by a knowledgeable, positive F&B team in a professional and friendly manner. Hands-on position and the right candidate does not have a 9-5 mentality. Prior Caribbean experience is a plus.


  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong culinary background
  • Ability to train, coach, motivate and discipline F&B team
  • Excellent customer service skills with a friendly and outgoing personality
  • Guest-centric & PR personality
  • Affinity with special dietary needs as well as vegan/vegetarian cuisine
  • Responsible for menu management, food quality and cost
  • Problem solver and solution-oriented with strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of social media and the ability to promote F&B on all channels
  • Strong communication skills (written & spoken)
  • Exceptional standards for cleanliness, health and safety
  • Proficiency in English (written & spoken)
  • Dutch, Spanish, Papiamento and German are a plus
  • Caribbean experience is a plus


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Culinary/Hospitality/F&B Management
  • Minimum 5 years of F&B Management experience at 5-star Resort or Fine Dining
  • Thorough knowledge of HACCP Food Safety Procedures
  • Computer knowledge and familiarity with restaurant management software
  • PMS/POS systems, OpenTable and Squirrel are a plus
  • Certification in nutrition/special dietary is a plus


Well-remunerated, competitive salary, health disabilities, life insurance, dental/vision insurance and more.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

This description is a summary of primary responsibilities and qualifications. The job description is not intended to include all duties or qualifications that may be required now or in the future. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is a smoke and drug-free work environment. Applicants will be submitted to a pre-employment drug test and are subject to random drug testing once employed.

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