Head Chef | Mpumalanga | Safari Lodge

Posted 3 weeks ago
Mpumalanga | Market Related
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Head Chef | Mpumalanga | Safari Lodge

We are seeking a passionate and experienced HEAD CHEF to join the culinary team of this premier Safari Lodge nestled within a private reserve teeming with wildlife.

The role will be to oversee the entire kitchen, support and train new junior chefs, and to ensure the standards are maintained across the Lodge

As ideal candidate you will have:
  • Certificate/diploma in culinary arts
  • At least 5+Years Chef experience required in 5-star hotels or lodges
  • Passion for kitchen management – including all kitchen administration, general hygiene and people management
  • Passion for creating fabulous food and new ideas
Key Outputs:
  • Run and supervise the entire kitchen operation for the lodge
  • Work with the Executive chef to ensure standards and goals are met
  • Ensure all menus are followed and food standards and goals are met
  • Support the chefs in daily supplies ordering from central store
  • Support and train new chefs on certain recipes if necessary
  • Work with Executive Chef to ensure effective implementation of Chef Academy training programs
  • Continuous monitoring and control of dishes going out
  • Make personal contact with Guests at each meal
  • Continuous encouragement and training for staff to provide the best food experience to Guests
  • Be flexible when receiving unexpected request from guest and ensure you are to accommodate unusual dietary requirements
  • Work within operational budgets
  • Stock control measures – including stock rotations and monthly stock take procedures as prescribed by the lodge financial coordinator
  • Attend weekly kitchen meeting with FOH and management team to ensure all items relating to the food experience and communicated and tended to
Skills Required:
  • Spoken and written English
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to cost menu’s
  • Passion for food and the food experience
  • Ability to lead a team of people effectively
  • Strong management skills, day to day, and long term
  • The ability to motivate staff to consistently deliver
  • Ability to think and act creatively within a team
  • Good knowledge of hospitality operations including butler service and rostering of staff
  • Ability to work flexible
Personal Attributes
  • Patience
  • Attention to details
  • Passion for training staff, creating fabulous food, and new ideas
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Sense of urgency
  • Passionate about guest delight
  • Diligence and self-motivation to meet deadlines and keep on top op your job
  • Willingness/ability to share information and teach and inspire others
  • Ability to adapt and give sensitivity to the culture of staff
  • Continuous training and motivating of all kitchen staff – including on the job training
  • Ensure all staff understand their responsibilities
  • Good communication with: All chefs; including the Executive Chef, Heads of Department, Lodge Manager and Suppliers
  • Work closely with Executive Chef and General Manager to implement standards and staff policies
Salary package
  • Negotiable depending on experience and skills
  • Live in position

Start date: ASAP

To apply for Head Chef | Mpumalanga | Safari Lodge, please send your up to date CV in WORD document, with recent photo, food portfolio, relevant qualifications, training certificates and contactable references.


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