American Cruise Lines

  • Executive Chef- Shipboard

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    American Cruise Lines is the leader in Small Ship Cruising! Our uniquely designed vessels, culturally enriching destinations and utmost care to our passengers have enabled us to provide the most desirable small ship cruise vacations anywhere.


    We make it a top priority to offer a first-class dining experience at every meal. Exceptional cuisine is prepared by chefs who have extensive culinary credentials and training from some of the most prestigious culinary institutions. 


    The Shipboard Executive Chef is responsible for delivering the best tasting food possible.  The Chef is responsible for the delivery of an exceptional culinary experience at every meal.  This is a hands on working Chef position.  The Executive Chef will be intimately involved with every plate served to our Passengers through general planning, preparation, and presentation. 


    The Executive Chef will possess leadership and management skills while Directing, Coaching, Supporting, Supervising, and Evaluating the performance of all Galley Crew Members.


    While living onboard, our Chefs enjoy comfortable living quarters and a challenging culinary working environment.  Our Galleys are new and well equipped with a spectacular view.  The freshest regional ingredients will be supplied to you.   American Cruise Lines offers a very competitive pay rate, comprehensive benefits and a 401K.  Travel expenses are also paid for by the company to and from our ships.


    • Minimum 3 years Executive Chef in full service resort, hotel or cruise ship 
    • Familiar with food safety standards
    • Pre-employment drug test
    • Complete criminal background check
    • Training and Teaching experience
    • Ability to be on a work rotation of 6 to 8 weeks onboard followed by 1 to 2 weeks off


    American Cruise Lines is the largest U.S. cruise company and operates the newest fleet of riverboats and small cruise ships around the country. Our people make the difference. We recognize that our employees have made, and will keep us America's leading river cruise specialist.


    Our philosophy for success is simple; hire talented people then provide training, support systems and motivation so you will thrive. Long established and deeply experienced in cruise travel, American Cruise Lines has been honored with multiple awards, including Porthole Reader’s Choice Awards in 2014, World Travel Awards “World’s Leading River Cruise Company” in 2013, “Gold Award Winner” for Travel Weekly’s 2014 Magellan Awards and a 2014 finalist for Condé Nast Traveler's Reader’s Choice Awards.”


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