Executive Chef

November 30, 2023
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Job Description

Welcome to FoodBlox—where Innovation meets Flavor! As we embark on the journey to introduce our premier venture, Bella Nawab, in the industrially vibrant and commercially rich city of Ludhiana, Punjab, we are on the lookout for an Executive Chef who shares our passion for culinary brilliance and innovation. Situated in the heart of a bustling business ecosystem intertwined with a rich cultural tapestry, Ludhiana presents a canvas of endless opportunities and growth for those seeking to elevate their careers. Bella Nawab, sprawled over a vast expanse of 4000 sq feet, is not merely a restaurant, but an epitome of culinary diversity, offering an exquisite blend of Mughlai and Italian cuisines among others. This venture is a gateway to not just creative satisfaction in a dynamic environment but also a spectrum of rewarding perks awaiting the right culinary maestro.

We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled Executive Chef to oversee the culinary operations of our restaurant. The Executive Chef will be responsible for managing the kitchen staff, creating and developing innovative menus, ensuring consistent food quality, and maintaining high standards of kitchen hygiene and safety. The ideal candidate should have a passion for culinary excellence, strong leadership abilities, and the ability to drive the restaurant & culinary vision while ensuring profitability and customer satisfaction.

Company: FoodBlox

Brand: Bella Nawab

Location: Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience as the Executive Chef and total 8+ years of experience as a Chef in a high-volume, diverse culinary environment.

Qualifications: Culinary Arts Degree or equivalent is preferred; however, extensive experience may be considered as a substitute for formal qualifications.

Key Requirements:

Strong background in Modern Indian Cookery, particularly in fine dine restaurants, with expertise in Curry and North Indian starters. Familiarity with Continental & Italian Cuisines is a valuable asset.
Strong alignment with Foodbox’s ethos of blending tradition with innovation.
Demonstrable leadership skills in managing a culinary team.
Versatility in both fine dining and fast-casual settings.
Strong business acumen, particularly with regard to scalability and cost control.
Long-term commitment to a growth-oriented brand.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Culinary Expertise:

Profound knowledge and experience in both Mughlai and North Indian cuisines.
Ability to design and update menus, keeping in line with the restaurant’s theme and local tastes.
In-depth knowledge of various cuisines, cooking techniques, and international culinary trends.
Develop creative and appealing menus that align with the restaurant’s concept and target audience.
Regularly update menus to incorporate seasonal ingredients and culinary trends while ensuring cost-effectiveness.
2. Kitchen Management:

Oversee the day-to-day kitchen operations, ensuring smooth functioning and adherence to food preparation standards.
Monitor kitchen staff performance, provide training, and set performance goals.
Maintain inventory of kitchen supplies and equipment, and ensure their proper maintenance.
Manage proper storage conditions for a variety of food items.
Strong problem-solving abilities and adaptability to fast-paced environments.
Assume full responsibility for the kitchen operations, ensuring scalability for future outlets.
3. Quality Control and Food Safety:

Ensure consistent food quality and presentation, maintaining the highest standards of taste and appearance.
Implement food safety protocols and hygiene standards, following local health regulations.
4. Cost Control and Budgeting:

Manage kitchen expenses, including food and labor costs, to meet budgetary guidelines.
Implement cost-saving measures without compromising quality or service.
Calculate food costs for menu items, considering portion sizes and ingredient prices.
Determine menu item pricing that is competitive and aligns with the restaurant’s target market.
5. Team Leadership:

Strong leadership and organizational skills, with the ability to manage a diverse kitchen team effectively.
Allocate duties among kitchen staff and enforce HR policies.
Conduct regular team meetings to address concerns, communicate expectations, and share feedback.
Excellent communication skills to interact with staff, management, and customers.
Report and address any incidents, accidents, or damage.
7. Vendor Management: Source and manage relationships with quality suppliers, ensuring timely and fresh ingredient deliveries.

8. Culinary Trends and Innovation: Stay updated with industry trends, new cooking techniques, and emerging ingredients to enhance the menu offerings.


Generous salary.
1. Opportunities for career advancement within a growth-oriented company.
2. Relocation Assistance to help ease your transition to a new city.
3. Opportunity for Public Exposure and Personal Branding on social media specially Youtube and Instagram
4. Continuous Learning and Skill Development
5. Event Management Experience: The variety of events we offer will give you the chance to lead and manage these occasions. This will not only refine your event management skills but also allow you to showcase your culinary talents in diverse settings.
6. The right candidate will have the opportunity to become Corporate Chef and lead all our upcoming brands including QSR and fast casual restaurants.

For inquiries, please mail your CV to admin@foodblox.in

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