Executive Sous Chef - Bloemfontein





Job Title

Executive Chef








 Our client, a leader in the Entertainment Industry seeks the services of a qualified and highly experienced Executive Chef for their establishment in Bloemfontein.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Efficient management of all kitchens on complex

Overall management of a kitchen brigade of +/- 180.

Maintenance of effective control systems and procedures

Achievement of budgeted food costs

Impeccable eye for detail with regards to quality and presentation

Providing the best possible return on all product served

Strong knowledge of health and safety procedures

Full HACCP compliance knowledge

Maintain strong supplier relations in line with the national procurement policies and standards.

Understanding of warehouse and stock forecasting management.

Overseeing food purchases in line with needs of the operation

Drafting and implementation of departmental strategies, profit improvement plans and promotions

Extensive menu planning and costing

Knowledge and implementation of operational standards and procedures

Overall Management and improvement of staff productivity

Effective planning of rosters for all kitchen staff

Effective management of Operating Equipment

Staff management inclusive of IR, performance management, training, etc

Managing and improving staff productivity

Ensuring that monthly appraisals are conducted on all employees and submitted to Human Resources

Overseeing relevant Stock takes and Monitoring of stock rotation

Managing Sous Chefs and duty chefs

Maintaining good client & guest relations

Maintaining 5 star service standards as set by the company and its client

Monthly reporting on all food outlet performances with clear direction in improvement of areas of concern

Attending all management meetings

Time and attendance monitoring.

Maintaining sound financial controls

Conducting monthly departmental assessments & needs analyses

Skills, Experience & Educational Requirements

Diploma or equivalent in related field

Related experience at senior management level in a similar environment

Computer Literacy in MS Office and Fidelio is essential.

Exposure to menu engineering and food costing.

Working knowledge and understanding of all cooking techniques.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

Willingness to work within a busy 24 hour operation

Effective dispute resolution

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