Jobs for Chefs m/f/x- MSC Cruises 

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Jobs for Chefs m/f/x- MSC Cruises


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Discover a world of opportunities …

… become one of the masters of the sea of MSC Cruises!


MSC Cruises sails throughout the year in the Mediterranean Sea and offers a wide range of seasonal itineraries in Europe, the Canary Islands,
the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean and Antilles, South America, Dubai the Emirates and Oman, Arabian Peninsula & Red Sea,
the Indian Ocean, China, Japan and South Africa.

MSC Cruises has 22 state of the art ships in 7 different classes: 

        The Lirica Class with 4 ships: MSC Lirica, MSC Opera, MSC Armonia and MSC Sinfonia

        The Musica Class with 4 ships: MSC Musica, MSC Orchestra, MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica

        The Fantasia Class with 4 ships: MSC Fantasia, MSC Splendida, MSC Divina and MSC Preziosa

        The Meraviglia Class with 4 ships: MSC Meraviglia , MSC Bellissima, MSC Grandiosa and MSC Virtuosa

        The Seaside Class with 4 ships: MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview, MSC Seashore, MSC Seascape

        The Meraviglia Plus Class with 1 ship

        The Meraviglia World Class with 1 ship

Still to come :

         Meraviglia Class : MSC Meraviglia Plus 3 (2023)

         Luxury Class with 4 new ships between 2023 and 2026

         World Class with 3 new ships between 2022 and 2030

Apply for a job for the various Chef m/f/x positions on board and see how far you can growth with MSC Cruises!

This position is responsible to create the best culinary experience for the guests, offering them an outstanding service, through the preparation of a large variety of international menus. Our chefs positions are: Chef de partie (Gardemanger, Entremetterie, Rotisserie, Breakfast/Poissonnerie, saucierie)


  • Works in compliance with the company operating standards and follows the Public Health and food safety procedures;
  • Supervises the food display, ensures that food is properly stored, sets up the work stations and keeps it clean at all times;
  • Prepares weekly schedule for their staff (special duties, cleaning, etc.) and ensures their grooming (i.e. hygiene, uniforms);
  • Is responsible for the stock control and inventory;
  • Supervises team members performance;
  • Coaches, trains and motivates the team members to reach departmental goals;
  • Ensures batch cooking and preparation process practiced to eliminate waste;
  • Participates to the daily briefings with Galley management to discuss the previous day's operations and efficiency, upcoming production and events;
  • Ensures to meet costs targets as per Executive instructions;
  • Maintains professional effective work relationship considering and respecting the different cultures, personalities and background.


  • Fluent English, oral and written skills. Any additional language is considered an advantage;
  • High school diploma (or basic education equivalency), culinary school degree and Food Safety certificate (Equivalent to Food Safety Professional Certificate or Diploma);
  • Great knowledge of VSP Manual, Shipsan Manual, Anvisa regulations;
  • At last 5 years’ experience in a similar managerial role in cruise line;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions;
  • Multitasking and ability in handling a high quality and high volume of culinary operations;
  • Team management and conflicts resolutions;•Good communication skills and customer care.


Please be informed about the basic Contract Conditions offered aboard MSC Cruises:

  • Contract terms are under the collective agreement for cruise lines;
  • Contract length will be from 5-7 months onboard and a leave period of 2 months;
  • Single Cabin for Senior Management positions
  • Free Meals provided on board
  • Working hours will be 11 per day with a maximum of 77 hours per week, in accordance with the Maritime Labor Convention 2006.
  • At your first contract, You will have 30 days’ probation period.
  • Competitive Crew Welfare package
  • Organised and paid journey to the vessel and back
  • Free Uniform provided on board

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