Exec Chef - Vaalwater
High End 5* Game Lodge - Lapalala Game Reserve - Limpopo Province
The core function of the Exec chef is the management of the lodge kitchen.
Very High Standards in every department of this stunning Game Lodge are to be kept.
Skills & Experience
• A minimum of 5 years management experience - High End 5* Game Lodge cuisine.
• International experience in a similar 5 star establishment
• Experience in fine dining and a la carte service
• Ability to produce innovative and modern dishes to the highest of standards
• Ability to be flexible and adaptable
• Excellent understanding of kitchen procedure and timing requirements
• Excellent planning and organisational skills
• Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
• Working knowledge of Health, Safety and hygiene practices
Core to the success of the individual in this role is that their personal values are aligned with the Game Lodge.
• A natural relationship builder
• A mature approach to life in general
• Passionate about the business and detail
• Highly self-motivated and self-directed
• Comfortable assuming ownership for their role in the business
• Passionate about sustainability and “giving back”
• Works comfortably under pressure
Work style and approach
• Curious and passionate about our industry,
• A collaborative working style
• Has a flexible approach
• Has a sophisticated approach to communicating via the various channels
• A quick learner
• Supervision and training of kitchen brigade
• Preparation of food in line with Company Excellence
• Guest interaction to enrich guest satisfaction
• Management of staff canteens
• Administration of orders & stock control to minimize shortages and wastage
• 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 and maintaining stock rotation standards
• Communication with kitchen and lodge front of house staff to ensure the smooth running of the department
Salary R 25 000 - R 28 000 - Live In Position.
Provident fund (6.5% vs 7%); medical aid (50%).