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Full time Chef

Deadline for application: 15 February 2024

Position: Full time chef
Length of employment: From July 1st 2024 until January 31st 2027 – with the possibility of extension
Location: 666 Third Avenue 11th Floor, New York, NY 10017 
Deadline for application: February 15 2024


The Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in New York (the Danish UN Mission) and the Consulate General of Denmark has a joint opening of a full time position for an experienced, creative and service-minded Chef. 

The two Residences of the two Ambassadors (the Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN and the Consul General of Denmark) hosts representative events including breakfasts, lunches, dinners and receptions for UN contacts, politicians, companies and other relevant external contacts. Occasionally events will also be hosted at the joint Chancellery of the two Missions in the Chrysler Building. Denmark is a candidate to the UN Security Council in 2025-26 and this will entail an increased need for representative dining.

tasks and responsibilities 

  • Running the kitchens of the Residences for the aforementioned dining events.
  • Preparation of menus, shopping, cooking and baking for dining events in the Residences.
  • Arranging for additional assistance from waiters etc. if needed in cooperation with the Ambassador’s Personal Assistants (PA’s).
  • Budget and bookkeeping of the provision of food in cooperation with the Ambassador’s PA’s.
  • Responsible for maintaining the kitchens of the Residences in a clean sanitary condition after dining.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Working hours will be flexible depending on activities in the Residences and will include frequent working during evenings.



  • Documented experience as a chef is required. Experience running a kitchen would be preferred, incl. the managing of the provision of food items.
  • Experience with private dining would be an advantage, but not essential.
  • An approachable personality and good communication skills
  • Must be flexible with working hours.
  • Knowledge and experience with Nordic Cuisine is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Documented creativity within fine dining is an advantage but not a requirement
  • Good English skills required.
  • Clean criminal records 


Employment conditions

  • Full-time employment for 2.5 years on a contract on local terms with the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN - with the possibility of extension
  • You will be employed with a working week of – on average – 37 hours, including a 30 minutes daily lunch break, but you are employed without an upper limit on working hours. You must expect longer working hours during peak periods and there will be frequent dining in the evenings and occasionally on week-ends. You will have the flexibility to take compensating time off when there are no events.
  • You are entitled to 5 weeks (25 working days) of paid vacation days per year.
  • The basic gross yearly salary for the position – for an employee subject to US income taxation – is USD 79,300. For a tax-exempt employee (non-US) the yearly net salary will be 63,600. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and experience an additional individual allowance may be added.
  • As part of your salary, you will be covered by a workplace pension scheme and the Mission will cover the employer part of pension contribution and the employer part of medical insurance.
  • You will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses. So will your spouse/partner/children under the age of 26, if you provide for him/her/them.
  • Accommodation will not be offered


Application and recruitment process 
To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, recommendations and 2-3 references - including if available documentation of performed fine dining) in English to the Danish UN Mission and the Consulate General at [email protected] marked Chef no later than 15 February, 2024. 

The Danish UN Mission and the Consulate General attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, nationality, gender, religion, age or disability.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews – expected to take place mid- February 2024. 

The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Head of Administration Mark Balling Sørensen + 1 917 650 9857 [email protected].