Head Chef needed by Five Star Game Lodge - Mokopane
Ref: KF0307MAR Start Date: ASAP Notes: Meals when on duty, Uniform provided, Laundry Service. Occasional trips to town. No children or pets; suitable for a single person. Leave: 25 days on and 5 days off. Annual leave: 21 days plus public holidays Employer Overview: This luxurious game lodge reflects Africa’s ancient wisdom and culture, the glorious forms and colour presenting a vibrant haven at the epicenter of modern design. Enter a sanctuary of mystery in harmony with the energy of nature and the environment. The lodge embraces both the contemporary and the ancient in an exciting union of innovative architecture, design and technology, paying tribute to and confirming, the concept of the African Renaissance. What are the key responsibilities of the position? - Full kitchen administration and management - Ordering - Preparation of food in line with high standards of excellence - Ensuring that the cleanliness and hygiene of the kitchen is of the highest standard - Correct use and maintenance of kitchen equipment - Maintaining fridges and stores to the highest hygiene and stock rotation standards - Management of dustbins and recycling - Communication with kitchen and lodge front of house staff to ensure the smooth running of the department - Portion control What type of experience do we require? - A minimum of 3 years cooking experience as a Sous Chef or Head Chef - Experience in fine dining and a la carte service - Fully computer literate - Understanding of kitchen procedure and timing requirements and the ability to plan accordingly - Understanding of health and hygiene issues, safety procedures and the use of fire fighting equipment and first aid training Which qualifications will secure this position? - Recognised Professional Cookery Qualification - Vehicle and License - Matric What skills / behaviours are required? - Team player - A passion for cheffing and kitchen-related duties and being determined to grow in this area - Good communication skills - Able to work under pressure Position Reports to: General Manager Please ensure that you provide the following information with your application: - Photograph – Head and shoulders picture, in low resolution format for our database - Start and End dates for all previous employment - Written references that you have available - Current contact telephone numbers and email addresses for all previous employers, for referencing purposes. Due to high volumes of CV’s received, should you not hear from us within seven working days of sending your application, please consider your application for this particular position unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply for any other positions that we may advertise in future. Please note that we are not able to accept any application if a valid work permit is not held.