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Inflight Chefs

Take your career to new heights by joining us as an In-flight Chef working in your own exclusive restaurant, in our First Class zone. As an award winning airline, we recruit the best qualified chefs who have proven experience and a desire to achieve and exceed guest satisfaction. This is your chance to do what you do best whilst flying all over the world.

Working in First Class, you will have the opportunity to oversee and manage all kitchen operations while ensuring that our guests receive impeccable service while they dine.

If you are interested in a chef’s role with a difference, read on and apply now to join our team.

You must exceed our guests' expectations onboard and deliver great service 100% of the time, whilst offering a unique taste of United Arab Emirates hospitality – cultured, considerate, warm and generous.

You will oversee and be accountable for the catering loading and food quality in the First Class zone, you may also need to participate in duties at the catering centre, in Etihad lounges and at corporate, PR and VIP functions.


As an Etihad In-Flight Chef, you will enjoy the benefits of:

• Fantastic tax-free salary which is competitive within the industry and reviewed on a regular basis.

• Free accommodation in a modern shared fully-furnished apartment, with your own private facilities. Everything is provided for you to ensure that you have a safe, secure and comfortable home in Abu Dhabi.

• Etihad transport to take from your accommodation to the airport for your flight duties and then to bring you back home again after your flight.

• Access to exclusive state of the art Etihad swimming pools, health clubs and fitness centres at no cost, and reduced rate massage, hairdressing and beauty treatments to keep you looking your best.


• Leading airline travel benefits including unlimited personal travel at special rates, an annual leave ticket and generous concessions for family and friends to use.

• Excellent free private medical insurance and life/accident insurance.

• Annual leave of 30 days.

• Genuine advantages for career progression in a fast paced dynamic working environment.

• Special discounts at restaurants, shops, hotels and leisure facilities across the United Arab Emirates and the region.

Minimum Criteria and Qualifications

Etihad Airways In-Flight Chefs To become one of our award winning In-flight Chefs you will need to meet the following criteria and qualifications: 

• Qualified Chef
• Experience gained must be 4/5 star hotels, fine dining establishments or cruise liners.
• Minimum age 21 years.
• Fluent in English; verbal, written and comprehension. Fluency in another language is an advantage.
• Must be confident in water and be able to swim with the aid of a flotation device.
• Able to reach 210cms without shoes.
• No tattoos that would be visible whilst wearing the Etihad uniform (bandages and cosmetic coverings are not permitted).
• No body piercings that would be visible whilst wearing the Etihad uniform, other than one earring in the lower lobe of each ear for females only (bandages and cosmetic coverings are not permitted).
• Educated to a minimum level of accredited secondary education or equivalent
• Never convicted of a criminal offence.
• Excellent personal presentation, style and image.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Willing to comply with UAE and GCAA visa, medical and health screening requirements.

Search & Apply

Search & Apply

To become part of our award winning team, apply today ►