CHEF VACANCIES

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Head Chef.

Exquisite 5* Game Lodge –  Madikwe Game Reserve

Our client seeks a talented Head Chef with experience designing and preparing high-end cuisine.

Tertiary Chef’s qualification.

5 years 5* Game Lodge experience required.

We’re looking for a creative individual who is willing to participate in creating seasonal menus and designing new dishes.

The successful candidate will be in control of the Game Lodge’s kitchen

To be dedicated to food quality and sets high standards for their output.

Thorough knowledge of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures.

Excellent record of kitchen and staff management

Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions

Knowledge of best practices for training kitchen staff and implementing kitchen procedures

High level of creativity and reliability

Familiarity with menu costing procedures

Effective menu planning

Stable, reputable work history with written and contactable references.

Salary R 18 000 including accommodation

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Exec Chef

5* Game Lodge Botswana
Highly reputable 5* Game Lodge Group – Eco Tourism Company.
Chef’s Qualification.
The Executive Chef is responsible to plan and create the best possible dishes for our camp guests
with the application of high food hygiene and safety in the kitchen.
Remote 5* Game Lodge experience essential.
This role of the Executive chef is extremely guest orientated.
The Executive Chef ensures the efficient and smooth operation and management of the Game Lodge’s kitchens.
Ongoing staff Training.
Administration, orders, month end & Stock control.
Guest feedback Monitoring and liaisons.
Hygiene & safety.
Service Excellence.
Wine service and knowledge.

QUALIFICATIONS

An internationally recognized Degree or Diploma in culinary skills.

5 years of Premier/5 star Executive Chef Experience.

5 years of International food preparation experience.

A history of superior food preparation in the form of references and or a portfolio.

Advanced Supervisory experience and skills.

Mentoring/training skills and experience.

COMPETENCIES

Passionate about food.

Reliable.

Multitasking Skills.

Understanding Ingredients, Produce and Spices.

Health and Safety in Food Hygiene.

Creativity in Menus & Menu Planning.
Ability to spot and resolve problems efficiently.

Ability to work flexible hours

Food Sanitation.

Advanced attention to detail.

Excellent Communication skills.

Advanced Organization in the workplace

Salary R 40 000  ( BWP 30 000 ) including accommodation.

50% Medical aid contribution

Contribution based on Company pre-approved medical aid scheme / plans

Public holiday remuneration

Uniform provision

Meal provision

Accommodation provision

Bed night benefits

Discount allowed on beverages & boutique

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Executive Sous Chef.

Exclusive 5* Game Lodge – Hoedspruit – Limpopo.

We are looking for a creative, positive Executive Sous Chef, who has a passion for Food.

A keen eye for detail and a stickler for Food Safety.

Must have a can do, never give up attitude, who will lead the kitchen team by example.

Minimum requirements:

  • Culinary School Graduate.
  • 3yrs Experience in a similar position at a 5 Star Lodge or Hotel.
  • First rate culinary skills.
  • Solid knowledge of Food Safety Management.
  • Work Shifts.
  • Driver’s License essential.
  • Good written & communication skills.
  • Problem solving & organizational skills.
  • Strong leader & self-motivated.
  • Computer literate – Ms Word, Ms Excel, Outlook, Email.
  • BEE position.

Job requirements: 

  • Attention to detail, high standards and a commitment to quality.
  • Passion for the food you produce.
  • Food preparation to the highest level of quality, taste and presentation.
  • Coordination of food production and ensure the highest level of quality, taste and presentation.
  • Ensuring your kitchen TEAM produces food to a high culinary standard through coaching & discipline.
  • Effective Purchasing.
  • Receiving and the inspection of all deliveries to ensure only the highest quality ingredients are accepted.
  • Overseeing of all food storage and ensuring the First-In First-Out principle is practised.
  • Maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen environment, including all store rooms at all times.
  • An ability to stay calm and work under pressure.
  • An ability to work in a challenging work environment.
  • Manage the day-to-day operation of a busy kitchen catering to over 300 covers each and every day.
  • Control of food cost through monitoring production and training of the kitchen TEAM on the proper methods of food preparation and handling.
  • Creation and management of all HACCP plans.
  • Daily checks for maintenance issues, reporting & follow-up.
  • Meeting & Greeting of all arriving guest with specific dietary requirements.
  • Ensure all kitchen TEAM members adhere to the company’s uniform, grooming & appearance standards.
  • An ability to take direction.
  • An ability to take criticism in a positive manner and in-turn produce better results.
  • Menu development in collaboration with the Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Manager.
  • Managing the kitchen in the absence of the Executive Chef.

Salary R 16 000 – R 17 000 including 2 bedroomed apartment.

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Senior Sous Chef.

High End World Class 5* Game Lodge – Sabi Sands Game Reserve – Mpumalanga

The senior sous chef is fully responsible for the management of the kitchen under the head chef and assumes complete responsibility

for the kitchen in his/her absence.  The main purpose of the senior sous chef is to ensure that the kitchen is supervised and that quality food

is produced in a hygienic environment, in line with the required high standards.

Portion control must be exercised according to the number of guests dining and stock rotation in terms of the mise-en-place used in preparation of dishes.

Requirements :

  • A minimum of 5 years management experience in a medium sized kitchen
  • Matric qualification
  • Professional cookery qualification
  • Assertiveness, patience and good organizational skills
  • Understanding of kitchen procedure and timing requirements and be able to plan accordingly
  • Passion for cheffing and kitchen-related duties
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to implement and maintain health and hygiene procedures
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and the use of fire-fighting equipment
  • First-Aid training
  • The ability to deal with constructive criticism and present healthy, innovative and modern dishes

Salary highly negotiable, including accommodation

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Sous Chef

Exclusive Big 5 Game Lodge Sabi Sands Game Reserve – Mpumalanga

4 years experience in 4* – 5* Game Lodges cuisine required.

To facilitate the effective and smooth operation of the Lodge Kitchens including planning and organizing the preparation,

cooking and presentation of food as well as staff supervision.

Promoting the company goals of guest service and satisfaction, team work, and financial performance for individual lodges

Chef qualification

Qualification or experience in training

Management of the kitchen and scullery departments in the absence of the Head Chef.

Good communication and interpersonal skills

At least 3 years’ experience in similar role

4 – 5* Game Lodge experience required.

Administrative skills

Computer literate : MS Office

Strong Customer service orientation

Health & Safety working knowledge

Planning & organizing skills

Numeric ability

Supervisory skills

Salary R 12 000, individual gratuities, including accommodation

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Head Chef

World Class 5* Game Lodge Sabi Sands Game Reserve – Mpumalanga

Experience in the 5* hospitality field

Chef School (or similar qualifications)

Qualification or experience in training

Management of the kitchen and scullery departments,

maintain a distinctive, high quality Pan-African style of cuisine with seasonal, local ingredients

Monitor standards and carry out training as required

Experienced in kitchen service and staff management

English speaking • Driver’s License essential

Passion for food and cooking

An eye for detail and presentation

experience of 5 Star cuisine

Computer literate &  planning and organizational skills

Experience of stock control and food portioning
Understanding of cost controls and budget lines

Hands on approach

Sensitive to cultural issues/ patient with team members

Ability to provide strong and supportive leadership to kitchen & scullery team

Excellent social and interpersonal skills

Ensure effective menu planning

Confidence in explaining dinner menu in front of guests

Sense of ownership and pride for the guest experience

Flexible attitude and willing to take on tasks as necessary

Able to interact with guests and behave appropriately

Salary highly negotiable, individual gratuities, including accommodation

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Head Chef

Exquisite 5* Game Lodge –  Madikwe Game Reserve

Our client seeks a talented Head Chef with experience designing and preparing high-end cuisine.

Tertiary Chef’s qualification.

4 years 5* Game Lodge experience required.

We’re looking for a creative individual who is willing to participate in creating seasonal menus and designing new dishes.

The successful candidate will be in control of the Game Lodge’s kitchen

To be dedicated to food quality and sets high standards for their output.

Thorough knowledge of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures.

Excellent record of kitchen and staff management

Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions

Knowledge of best practices for training kitchen staff and implementing kitchen procedures

High level of creativity and reliability

Familiarity with menu costing procedures

Effective menu planning

Stable, reputable work history with written and contactable references.

Salary R 18 000 including accommodation

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Sous Chef

Exclusive 5* Game Lodge – Madikwe Game Reserve

The core function of the Sous chef is the management of the lodge kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef.

Skills & Experience

• A minimum of 5 years management experience in a medium sized kitchen
• International experience in a similar 5 star establishment
• Experience in a la carte service
• Ability to produce innovative and modern dishes to the highest of standards
• Ability to be flexible and adaptable
• Excellent understanding of kitchen procedure and timing requirements
• Excellent planning and organisational skills
• Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
• Working knowledge of Health, Safety and hygiene practices

Values
Core to the success of the individual in this role is that their  personal values are aligned with the Game Lodge.

Attributes
• A natural relationship builder
• A mature approach to life in general
• Passionate about the business and detail
• Highly self-motivated and self-directed
• Comfortable assuming ownership for their role in the business
• Passionate about sustainability and “giving back”
• Works comfortably under pressure

Work style and approach
• Curious and passionate about our industry,
• A collaborative working style
• Has a flexible approach
• Has a sophisticated approach to communicating via the various channels
• A quick learner

Expectations

• Supervision and training of kitchen brigade
• Preparation of food in line with Company Excellence
• Guest interaction to enrich guest satisfaction
• Management of staff canteens
• Administration of orders & stock control to minimize shortages and wastage
• Ensuring that the cleanliness and hygiene of the kitchen is of the highest standard
• Correct use and maintenance of kitchen equipment
• Maintaining fridges and stores and maintaining stock rotation standards
• Communication with kitchen and lodge front of house staff to ensure the smooth running of the department

Salary R 11 000 including accommodation and company benefits

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Chef De Partie.

Exclusive World Class 5* Game Lodge Sabi Sands Game Reserve – Mpumalanga
years Chef De Partie experience in 5* Game Lodges required.
Chef’s qualification required.
Preparation of food in line with Company Excellence
Guest interaction to enrich guest satisfaction
Management of staff canteens
Administration of orders & stock control to minimize shortages and wastage
Ensuring that the cleanliness and hygiene of the kitchen is of the highest standard
Correct use and maintenance of kitchen equipment
Maintaining fridges and stores and maintaining stock rotation standards
Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
Excellent understanding of kitchen procedure and timing requirements.
Excellent planning and organisational skills.
Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
Working knowledge of Health, Safety and hygiene practices

Salary R 9 000 – R 10 000 including accommodation.

50% Medical Aid (Discovery) – 50% Provident Fund

All meals provided,  & Uniform

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