Function/Catering Chef - Johannesburg

Function/Catering chef
(Braamfontein) Gauteng
R7000 – R8000 per month

Minimum Requirements
Minimum matric
Similar culinary background & proven cooking experience in upmarket function catering
Culinary qualification would be advantageous
Reporting to Store Manager/Owner

Main Responsibilities

All aspects of food preparation & presentation
Coordinate all functions and manage the functions diary in terms of what food to be made
Ensure that all equipment/stock under his control are managed and kept secure
Sound understanding of food costing and menu design
Preparation of all food products to the standard required by the company and its client as directed by kitchen management
Manage a team of kitchen Staff
High levels of food quality & presentation reflecting traditional & modern cuisine
Monitor and manage a cost effective production process reflecting best practices
Monitor and manage hygiene standard and status in all kitchens - 90 % external audit
Maintain & manage HACCAP standard of complex /food sample management
Ensure the compliance of Company to health and safety standards on the complex
Promote and ensure a safe working environment to guests and staff
Maintain all Company’s GMP’s & QA documents
Controls such as weekly stock takes/stock rotation /par stock levels to be maintained
Portion control /reduce pilferage/losses /batch cooking system in place
Attend Fedics nominated courses for personal development and growth
Stay abreast with food trends as well as best practices
May be required to assist with any other duties that may be outside scope of responsibility

Behavioural/ Technical Competencies:

Communication skills (verbal and written)
Able to do menu planning
General admin & management skills
Great time-keeping skills & production driven
Organizing and planning skills (Must be good at functions)
Team Player
Excellent food skills
Strong client and customer service skills

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