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Kitchen Manager.

Events & Banqueting Venue / Luxury Estate – Muldersdrift.

Serves as a Customer Service Ambassador by insuring that the food served always exceeds our standards of excellence at all times.

Set the expectation for all kitchen team members to work as a team to maximize productivity.

Ensure standards of cleanliness, food quality, speed and accuracy of the team.

Provide an efficient and cost effective food service to the Company.

Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for the development and operation of the kitchen team.
  • Effectively lead the development of others, including work relationships, with emphasis on an exceptional work environment for all kitchen staff
  • Manage food quality standards by consistently monitoring the temperature of hot and cold food and storage thereof according to industry standards.
  • Develop and cross train all team members
  • Ensure a sense of urgency from all kitchen team members at all times
  • Assign daily work stations and manage breaks
  • Ensure cleanliness
  • Manage the day to day operation of the kitchen and scheduling
  • Identify and solve real problems
  • Enforce core values
  • Hold the kitchen staff accountable
  • Improve staff performance
  • Manage food costs
  • Manage inventory rotation and product storage standards.
  • Stock takes
  • Staff meals
  • Menu costings
  • Ordering
  • IR

Skill Requirement :

  • Diploma / Degree in culinary science would be an advantage.
  • Must be dual skilled as manager and as Chef.
  • Strong organizational skills in order to prioritize daily tasks.
  • Excellent record of kitchen management.
  • Ability to supervise, motivate, train and develop kitchen staff.
  • Ability in dividing responsibilities and monitoring progress.
  • Familiar with industry’s best practices.
  • Planning and organizing skills.
  • Team Leadership
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Keep updated with cooking trends and best practices.
  • Computer literate (MS Office; Word & Excel)

Salary R 25 000 

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Head Chef.

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

Chef’s qualification with further 5 years Head Chef’s experience in World Class 5* Game Lodges required

Fine dining experience required.

Requirements :

To assume full management responsibilities for the Lodge’s kitchen.

To be compliant, uphold & provide input to food quality & standards.

To be compliant, uphold & source best possible produce from approved suppliers.

To be conversant, compliant & knowledgeable of all dietary requirements.

To be compliant, conversant & uphold kitchen stock holding & produce control procedures.

To be fully conversant with lodge clientele in respect to specific dietary requirements.

To be conversant, uphold & compliant of department & Company health & safety practices.

To be conversant & compliant with Company HR & industrial relations responsibilities.

Qualification & Experience

Equivalent to grade 12 pass.

Certificate / diploma relevant to position.

4 – 5 years’ experience in a similar role.

Possession of a valid driver’s licence.

Possession of a valid 1st aid certificate – advantageous.

Benefits Offered

50% Medical aid contribution.

Contribution based on Company pre-approved

Public holiday remuneration.

medical aid plans.

Uniform provision.

Meal provision.

Accommodation provision.

Bed night benefits.

Discount allowed on beverages & boutique.

Salary R 18 000 

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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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Chef De Partie.

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

3 years Chef De Partie experience in 5* Game Lodges required.

Tertiary Chef’s qualification required – Diploma – Formal Chef’s Academy.

Basic computer skills beneficial

First Aid and Fire Training preferable but not essential

English speaking and written

Driver’s License preferable

Behaviours / Skills

Passion for food and cooking

Experience of stock control and food

Preparation of food in line with Company Excellence

Guest interaction to enrich guest satisfaction

Hands on approach

Sensitive to cultural issues/patient with team members

Ability to share ideas/new recipes with colleagues and train them

Good social and interpersonal skills

Confidence in explaining dinner menu in front of guests from time to time

Sense of ownership and pride for the guest experience

Good eye for detail

Ability to work long, flexible hours

Flexible attitude and willing to take on tasks as necessary

Able to interact with guests and behave appropriately

Ability to plan and organize

Knowledge of good kitchen hygiene practice

Well groomed and a good sense of personal hygiene

Realistic expectations of bush life

A sense of fun and understanding of the Virgin way of doing things

Salary R 8 500.00 including accommodation.

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

All meals provided,  & Uniform

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