Job Category: Onboard Rivers, Staff

Position: Chef de Partie (Chef)

Prepare meals to the fullest satisfaction of our guests in accordance with Viking River Cruises Standards and HACCP rules.


  • Professional preparation and distribution of daily meals including breakfast, lunch, tea time, dinner, etc. for crew and guests in accordance with Executive Chef manual and menu cycle
  • Ordering of stock in cooperation with Executive Chef
  • Correct handling of all products and equipment
  • Ensuring of perfect cleanliness in working area in accordance with HACCP rules
  • Conducting stock takes; inventory according to company procedures
  • Preparation to open and close ships at start and end of season
  • Assistance in other departments upon instruction from supervisors (if required)
  • Performance according to company standards and HACCP rules
  • Participation in loading processes
  • Correct storage of stock; establishing of par levels
  • Active participation in onboard training programs

Supervisor: Executive Chef, Sous-Chef
Gives instructions to: Commis de Cuisine
Receives instructions from: Sous-Chef, Executive Chef, Corporate Executive Chef, Corporate Operation Manager

  • The holder of the position undertakes not to pass over the company’s information, manuals, information on business developments and EDP data to any third party or publicize or retain same for personal use after leaving the job.
  • The company reserves the right to demand compensation for damages in the event of a breach of this instruction and take legal action against the staff.
  • Conduct and appearance in accordance with the rules and regulations of Viking River Cruises AG

  • Min. 2 years professional experience in hotel /catering industry/ restaurants
  • International experience /ship experience is an asset
  • Good English skills, other languages are an asset
  • Ability to work independently, service-oriented and guest focused
  • Ability to train and motivate subordinates
  • Flexibility and stress resistance, team player, commitment, positive personality, neat appearance

Job Description • Contract • Company Rules and Regulations • Onboard ABC • Viking College • Uniform Regulation • Executive Chef Manual

Viking Cruises® offers destination-focused river and ocean cruises that are carefully designed with a mix of cosmopolitan cities and collector ports. Founded in 1997 as Viking River Cruises, the company has undergone rapid expansion in the river cruise industry, holding the largest market share and operating the largest fleet with 52 modern river vessels including innovative and award-winning Viking Longships®. In 2013, Viking® announced the launch of its ocean cruise division leveraging the company’s managerial experience in ocean cruising as well its success in the river cruise sector.

Viking employs nearly 4,000 of its own highly trained, English-speaking crew worldwide—all dedicated to making its guests’ stay memorable. Viking’s Swiss management team overseas global operations—from shore excursions to catering and nautical—and offers Viking College, a custom employee training program. Viking has one of the highest retention rates in the industry due to its comprehensive compensation package, employee-friendly benefits and team building spirit.

Viking Cruises is an equal opportunity employer.