Head Chef

Exclusive 5* Game Lodge – Kruger National Park

Must have a formal culinary qualification.

3 – 4 years head chef or executive chef experience in a 5* Game Lodge

Will be responsible for 3 x kitchens at three lodges.

Strong stock control and budget experience.

Team player that can also interact with guests comfortably.

Well organized and creative.

Strong leader with ability to motivate kitchen staff.

Hygiene experience.

Single accommodation on site.

3 weeks on, 1 week off cycle.

Salary R 18 000 full live in with company benefits 

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Head Chef.

Exclusive Intimate 5* Game Lodge North West Province.

A 5* lodge in North West Province seeks a head chef to co-ordinate and manage all culinary requirements.

If you are passionate about food, love the bush and enjoy taking guests on an unforgettable taste sensation

this may be the opportunity for you.

Three years experience as head chef / kitchen management in a boutique hotel/5*properties (a la carte/ table d’Haute)

Management of all meals and preparation for Multiple Venues (i. e. boma, dining room, bush breakfast etc. ) – in accordance with recipes and menus

Training employees on the food preparation and presentation as well as stock control and inventory control.

Activities and decisions will be varied, requiring the solving of both common and unusual problems. Direction is received from the directors

Operations on matters pertaining to special menus and operating policies

Maintain food cost standards and cost

Promote safety and proper sanitation

Taking inventory and purchasing supplies

Introduce new products

Handle customers’ / client concerns and suggestions

Handle employees’ concerns and issues

Control food waste

Recruitment and other employee HR duties

Schedules/assigns work

Set production goals or job expectations

Train, coach or counsel, direct reports

Evaluate performance and complete a formal performance Assessment

Participates in determination of salary and salary changes for juniors.

Other duties as necessary

Salary R 16 000 – R 18 000 live / in – Hospital Plan & Provident Fund.

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Exec Sous Chef

Busy Leading Wedding Venue / Hotel – Lanseria – Gauteng.

3 years Sous Chef experience required in a  busy Conference / Banqueting & Wedding Hotel .

Have relevant traceable culinary qualifications & traceable references.

International experience.

Be fully computer literate and have excellent menu composition skills.

Key Responsibilities, Skills & Abilities:

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Executive Chef,

within the limits of established policies, assists in the overseeing and directing of all aspects of the Kitchen

Assists the Executive Chef in the supervision, control and coordination of the Kitchen personnel;

Assumes full responsibility for the kitchen when the Executive Chef are absent;

Checks and supervises the methods of food preparation;

Maintain the highest level of standards in the preparation of food items, as well as the service and presentation of food;

Identifies and trains staff members to ensure that the company standards are met.

Must have a strong cooking background and have a creative flair in all aspects of food preparation

Must be strong in hygiene control and safety procedures in the kitchen

Must be familiar with menu planning

Must be familiar with the costing and control of food and relevant stock

Must have good communication skills at all levels

 Salary R 22 000 including company benefits.

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Sous Chef.

4* Resort Hotel Drakensberg

Chef’s qualification with 3 years 4* Sous Chef experience in 4* Hotel required.

Strong on Conference & Banqueting cuisine.

To assist the executive chef in the profitable running of the kitchen.

To manage and being responsible for the kitchen during the executive chef ‘s absence.

Excellent Guest Relations skills required.

To assist in planning menus according to the budgeted food cost.

Working closely with the Food and Beverage Team to ensure clear open communication between the departments.

Training and facilitating growth of each individual in the Kitchen.

Excellent understanding of kitchen procedure and timing requirements, good planning and organizational skills

A passion for food and kitchen-related duties and be determined to grow in this area

Good communication skills

Salary R 17 000 – R 18 000 including accommodation.

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