Chef Job in China

Discussion in 'Jobs / Internships Postings' started by rbrad, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. rbrad

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    I'm working with a ten year old and expanding western style restaurant/pub company in southern China and we are looking for a chef or chefs to work closely with the local Chinese chefs to maintain standards and ensure authenticity.It is a great opportunity to gain international experience, advance your career, immerse yourself in a different culture and travel throughout Asia.What we are offering is a good starting salary in a strong currency(Chinese RMB), a modern western style apartment,one return flight home a year, paid visas, a food and drink allowance and a one month paid holiday.What you need to offer is a one year commitment, maturity,patience and experience.You don't necessarily need to have been a chef in the past but should have been a Sous Chef ,1st Cook or Chef de Partie and have the ability to supervise 8-14 staff.
    This is a serious offer and anybody that is interested or has any questions can PM me and we can go over the details.
    thanks Brad
     
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  2. lagom

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    Do you need to speak chineese?
     
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  3. rbrad

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    No you don't...once you got here it would help to learn some simple phrases,counting,etc.
     
  4. sim yon li

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    tell me more
     
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    And you can find a husband in one hour if you are a female cook.

    The one-child-per-family policy has resulted in very seriously few females in that country.

    dcarch
     
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  6. rbrad

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    Sim Yon Li.......this is a two month old post and through other means we have filled the main position but we could be looking for someone else.Right now we are in Shenzhen and Guangzhou but will be expanding within Guangdong Province......... If you are interested I'd rather do it through personal messaging......please send me a C.V. and any questions you may have.
    thanks Brad
     
  7. rbrad

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    dcarch..........since you obviously aren't interested in this position I don't understand why you are giving your uninformed and western propaganda views in what is supposed to be a chef's forum.Until today the only other response was from Lagom who asked if speaking Chinese was required which was entirely legitimate from an expat living in Sweden. There are human rights abuses everywhere in the world including the first world country of thirty three million people that I was born in.The one child policy is misunderstood and if you are a member of one of the many minority groups or can provide financially for your children then you can have as many as you want..........there is adoption here but for a lot of the same reasons as in the west.I used to think this was a place where experienced and up and coming chefs could share ideas and sometimes offer opportunities to each other but I remember last year someone was trying to offer a sous chef job in the Caribbean and it was made out to be a human trafficking operation.Even though they are legitimate questions there is a reason that this forum,after almost fifteen years,is a place where people ask about which knife to buy or how to catch up on their prep.Anybody with anything interesting to say or an opinion just disappears....... Squirrel RJ and Al McPhearson where are you?
     
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    Rbrad

    I think you are going way to far on this one.

    i belive Lagom is a former expat, now living at home in Sweden.
     
  9. dcarch

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    I hope you have not misunderstood my intention. I was only trying to generate more interest if there are females who potentially are interested in this interesting situation that you are presenting here. I am not sure how human rights fit into the discussion.

    I traveled to China sometime ago and was amazed by the gender gap there male vs. female. That issue is creating some unusual social and economic issues for China.

    I would be very interested if it were for the fact that I am currently tied down in obligations I cannot get away from.

    dcarch
     
  10. lagom

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    Jag bor i sverie, med jag kommar fram usa. Meh...I speak it better than I spell it ljokjel.
     
  11. rbrad

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    This is the last I'll say on this and for the record I did say Lagom had a valid question.
     
  12. rbrad

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    dcarch.........sorry for overreacting,there is so much misunderstanding in the west about China ...... so many people think the skies are black with pollution and that females are aborted or abandoned after birth which was the human rights issue I was talking about.Where I live is one of the wealthiest areas of China and there might even be more females here because they come to earn money to save and to send back to their families.The opposite is true in that almost every male expat here has a Chinese girlfriend or wife and you almost do a double take when you see a foreign couple.Once again sorry for overreacting.
     
  13. dcarch

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    Rbrad, no problem, communication makes the world a peaceful world.

    China, just like any place big and highly populated, there will be a multitude of issues, but one has to put things in perspective. If you look into the USDA web site, there are food recalls practically every other day, including chickens making people sick the past few days. Yet people think China is the country only ships out poisonous baby food and everything else. Interesting that people with the longest life span/expectancy are people from areas where almost 100% of the food are imported from China.

    For those of you who has the flexibility to travel to China and can cook, this is a once in a life time opportunity. 

    China makes crappy blenders that last only a few days, but I was surprised that last week I had to buy a camera, that Canons and Nikons are made in China, and of course all Apple computer devices.

    "Think of all the starving people in China", but also think of 25% of ALL the luxury goods worldwide are exported to China.  One of the biggest food problem China is facing is not being able to get enough Kobe beef. There are people from China now in the USA to buy up the entire country's supply of Wagyu beef.

    dcarch
     
  14. vezir

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    Hi. Give me your email please i send my CV. Live in Guangzhou now. Have more than 15 years expirence. 
     
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    Hi rbrad, I realize this is an old post of yours but I cant help but thinking what an opportunity it would be to travel and work in China. Let me know if you have any openings in the future for chefs, I would love to send you my resume unfortunately I dont have your email ad.  
     
  16. nathand

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    rbrad - 

    I realize this post is extremely old, but I thought I would give it a try. My name is Nathan Davis and I am currently living in Shenzhen. I  have been for the last 3 years. I might be looking for a new job soon, and thought I would reach out. If you are currently not hiring, no worries, but I would still like to know what restaurant you are running. I am always looking for good food. 

    Cheers!

    Nathan
     
  17. rbrad

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    Nathan,I sent you a PM.
     
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    To whom it may concern,

    I've just seen your post, unfortunately it was posted a while back,

    I have been catering for over 10yrs and would like to more more about this position, it sounds like a wonderful opportunity to learn enhance my knowledge by working hard within your company.

    Please email me [email protected] with more details.

    Much appreciated

    Warm regards

    Joe
     
  19. koni79

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    Hi guys

    i'm currently thinking about moving to China,i'm a 35 years old french chef,with over 15 years experience in catering,mainly fine dinning restaurant.

    I worked in Paris,Bordeaux,Rouen (where i was trained) and also i spent several years in London ,working for different restaurants,hotels,events,banqueting.

    I have perfect knowledge of french and modern european cuisine.

    My last job was a sous chef role in one of the most famous brasserie in Bordeaux,France.

    I'm open to any suggestion,also i'm planning a trip to Asia very soon ( in a month time or so).

    Regards

    ps:cv available on request

    Nicolas

    [email protected]
     
  20. iridium12

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    Would love to know more about where the restaurants are
    Being located in Hong Kong since quite a few years I am always on the lookout for good restaurants in the Mainland

    Would you mind a semi retired chef stopping by for a bite?