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Filip Åbom
Stillingstittel: Direktør
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Pia Syversen
Stillingstittel: Director of F&B at NHG

Dalen Hotel is looking for a Head Chef

Kjøkkensjef/Head Chef

Executive Head Chef for Dalen Hotel and Restaurant Bandak.

Restaurant Bandak is our gourmet restaurant with high ambitions where we serve classic French cuisine with seasonal and local products from Telemark and Norway. 

Dinner is been served in the grand dining room, as it has been since opening in 1894. Our hotel breakfast is served both with a small buffet and an à la carte part in the grand dining room. And our well-known afternoon tea and lunch is served in the lounges and on the terrace overlooking lake Bandak. 

Dalen Hotel is a seasonal hotel open during the summer season from the end of April until the middle of October. During the summer season we work in Dalen and during the winter season when the hotel is closed, we make time for Holiday, and plan and prepare for the coming season from home.



  • Daily operations in service
  • Making orders and overseeing inventory
  • Yearly appraisals
  • Stock count
  • Training new employees
  • Manage shift list
  • Inspire, lead, and manage the kitchen team


Who are you

  • Proven experience in kitchen with good problem-solving capabilities
  • High competence in French cuisine and classic fine dining
  • Passion for exceptional service and the hospitality industry
  • Good leadership skills and an hands-on approach
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience with IT systems
  • Has extensive knowledge about IK mat / HACCP
  • Structured and responsibile


What we offer

  • An exciting work environment at one of Norway's most famous and renowned destinations
  • A responsible job with varied and challenging tasks
  • A possibility to work with a highly professional and motivated team 
  • Staff housing 
  • Competitive wages and conditions 
  • Staff benefits at NHG´'s hotels, and at De Historiske Hotel og Spisesteder 
  • Work in what might be Norway's most beautiful surroundings 


Starting date: Latest by 1st of April


If you recognize yourself in the description above and you belive you are the next head chef of Dalen Hotel and Restaurant Bandak, please send your CV and your application letter today.

We contact relevant applicants on an ongoing basis and will hire when we find the right candidate.

Om arbeidsgiveren

Dalen Hotel located in the heart of Telemark is a unique 5-star fairytale hotel from 1894 built in the Norwegian dragon style. With 49 rooms, a majestic hall, historic lounges and a fine dining restaurant in original condition, Dalen Hotel is one of Norway's most iconic hotels.

Since the hotel's opening in 1894, Restaurant Bandak has had French cuisine and a classic serving style to meet the needs of Europe's rich and famous that frequented the hotel. The restaurant experience is still one of the great highlights for guests visiting the iconic Dalen Hotel.

Dalen hotel is owned by Norwegian Hospitality Group AS, which also owns and operates 8 other hotels in the Oslofjord region and Strömstad in Sweden.
Ypu can reed more here: https://nhg.no/