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Head Chef.

World Class High End 5* Game Lodge – Madikwe Game Reserve.

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

The Head Chef is responsible for the quality of food produced by the kitchens, keeping this in line with the service vision and creative concepts of the Lodges.

Fine dining experience required.

  • Have experience in running multiple small to medium sized kitchens and a three years chef’s qualification,
  •  Minimum of 5 years experience with at least two of these at a similar level of responsibility
  • Excellent Guest Relation skills required.
  • Food Cost & Finances experience
  • Good computer literacy
  • A clear understanding of basic labour law and disciplinary procedures
  • Assertiveness, patience and good organizational skills
  • 5* Game Lodge Cuisine procedure and timing requirements and be able to plan accordingly
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to implement and maintain health and hygiene procedures
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and the use of firefighting equipment
  • First-Aid training
  • A passion for cooking and an awareness of contemporary and innovative developments within the food and lodge industries as well as international trends

Qualification & Experience

Equivalent to grade 12 pass.

Hospitality Cuisine management qualification required.

Professional Chef’s qualification required.

5 years Exec Chef – 5* Game Lodges

Possession of a valid driver’s licence.

Possession of a valid 1st aid certificate – advantageous.

Salary R 25 000 – R 30 000, with accommodation and company benefits.

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Head Chef.

Exquisite Tranquil 5* Game Lodge Western Cape.

The Head chef is fully responsible for the management of the kitchen and assumes complete responsibility for the kitchen of this 5* Game Lodge.

Two-year culinary diploma/degree or equivalent

Minimum of 3 years in an executive kitchen position.

Experience in a 5* environment – remote 5* Game Lodge required.

Plan menus options create new recipes or food presentations.

Requirements :

• Determine prices for menu items to obtain maximum gross profit

• Responsible for assisting Chefs and Management with all preparation, cooking and plating of meals, and delegation of tasks to Demi Chefs and kitchen team.

• Preparation, cleanliness and safety of all working areas for service.

• Very good understanding of food hygiene and storage.

• Receiving of deliveries, stock management (orders and stock takes), breakfast, lunch and dinner supervision.

• To ensure that all stock ordered to the correct quantities, quality and price. • Check the quantity and quality of received products.

• Check the quality of raw or cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.

• Reporting of maintenance problems in Kitchen and equipment to Maintenance Department.

• Perform human resources activities.

Skills: 

Time management, Sober Habits. Neat and presentable.

• Strong work ethic, and a team leader.

• Ability to work unsupervised and follow instruction.

• Work flexible and extended hours upon agreement.

• Quality control analysis

Salary highly negotiable, with accommodation and company benefits.

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Head Chef.

Multiple Award winning 5* Game Lodge – Zululand – Kwa Zulu Natal.

Vibrant, energetic, motivated team player that is keen to get involved and is able to lead a team that is striving for perfection.

Tertiary Professional Chef’s Qualification with further 5 years 5* Game Lodge cuisine experience.

Prime Objective of Job:

Ensuring excellent customer service at all times

Overall management of the lodges kitchen and meals.

Core Competencies of the Job:

Day to Day Operation of the Kitchen.

Dealing with suppliers and any individual that needs assistance from management.

Ensuring guest satisfaction at all times.

Manage the Kitchen Brigade

Training Staff and improving their skills

Encouraging Chefs to give their input for new ideas and improving the kitchen

Discipline of staff.

Resolving staff issues.

Conducting weekly staff meetings.

Ensure Kitchen is aware of upcoming dietary requirements or any additional events in advance

Dealing with guest complaints and putting corrective training in place

Completing orders for the kitchen and ensuring correct par stock level is maintained

Weekly menu Planning

Developing new menus and training

Menu costing

Planning Menus for any guests with special dietary requirements (Vegans, Gluten Free etc.).

Assisting with Hosting during meals( ensuring guest satisfaction at all times)

Standards – ensuring the set standards of the lodge are met at all times. Guest happiness is key

Ensuring any maintenance issues are dealt with. This should in no way effect a guest

Monthly Report given to Lodge Manager

Training requirements for upcoming month.

Stock levels are to be kept at an adequate level, in order to maximize profit and minimize wastage. In your absence (Days off or leave) you will be required to ensure that adequate stock levels are available to your department staff.

Salary R 18 000.00 – R 20 000.00

Package – Live in: inclusive of Accommodation, Meals, Lights & Water, DSTV, Maid Service and Laundry Service, Uniforms annually,

Cycle – 3 weeks on and 1 week off/month

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Head Chef.

Multi Award winning  5*Game Lodge Kruger National Park – Mpumalanga

5 years management experience in a medium sized kitchen

Professional Chef’s qualification

The Head Chef is fully responsible for the management of the kitchen and assumes complete responsibility for the kitchen.

To ensure that the kitchen is supervised and that quality food is produced in a hygienic environment, in line with the required 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.

Skills & Experience

  • Have experience in running multiple small to medium sized kitchens and a three years chef’s qualification.
  • A minimum of 8 years experience in High End Top Notch 5* Game Lodges with extremely high standards.
  • Professional Chef’s qualification at a highly Reputable as well as international recognized Culinary Training Academy.
  • Be able to calculate food costs and understand kitchen finances
  • Good computer literacy
  • A clear understanding of basic labour law and disciplinary procedures
  • A minimum of 5 years Culinary Management experience in a medium sized kitchen
  • Assertiveness, patience and good organizational skills.
  • Understanding of kitchen procedure and timing requirements and be able to plan accordingly
  • Passion for professional cooking & Culinary Management and kitchen-related duties
  • Excellent communication skills with all different social classes
  • Excellent guest relation 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

 Requirements

  • Supervision and training of the kitchen staff in line with the Game Lodge’s high Standards.
  • Preparation of food, in line with the company’s high Standards of Excellence.
  • Effective guest interaction to enhance guest satisfaction.
  • Effective management of staff canteens.
  • Administration of orders to minimize shortages and wastage and effective stock control.
  • Ensuring that the cleanliness and hygiene of the kitchen is of the highest standard.

Salary Highly negotiable including accommodation and company benefits.

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