Alshaya Jobs – Culinary Expert

Website Alshaya

Job Description:

Build sales and establish customer relationships by instructing cooking/technique classes, demonstrations, and in-store events as part of Williams-Sonoma’s Culinary Program. Coach and advise the store how to deliver in-store culinary programs and activities that achieve sales and profitability goals. Train associates how to introduce, demonstrate and sell new products.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coach store on how to execute culinary activities to brand standard, achieve cost efficiencies and maximize sales.
  • Provide ongoing training, in partnership with management team and vendors, to enhance associates’ product knowledge.
  • Build positive working relationships with store management team, Ops Manager and brand partners to share best practices and ideas for improving efficiencies and Culinary Program results.
  • Ensure store adherences to Health and Safety codes and train other stores how to meet compliance standards.
  • Share product benefits and testimonials as part of each culinary activity and customer interaction on the sales floor to engage customers and drive sales.
  • Develop relationships with local culinary schools. Assist management team to train associates to support culinary activities.
  • Maintain awareness of food trends and influences and initiate ideas for recipes, demonstrations, and samples.
  • Ensure Culinary programs are profitable, recap form to General Manager after every tech class, cooking class and private class.
  • Provide informative culinary instruction and product knowledge to create exceptional customer experiences.
  • Plan, prepare and execute monthly culinary activity calendar, working within budget and meeting brand standards.
  • Contribute monthly “From the Kitchen” article to the divisional newsletter, focusing on topics including but not limited to in-store events, food trends, brand partnerships.
  • Evolve store as a local community resource.
  • Support store team with marketing and promotion of culinary programs.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to be mobile on the sales floor for extended periods of time.
  • Availability to work flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.

Qualification & Experience:

  • 2 + years management experience preferred.
  • Formal training or degree in Culinary Arts preferred or equivalent job experience is a plus.

Job Details:

Company: Alshaya

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: United Arab Emirates

Application Deadline: N/A

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