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Sous Chef

Remuneration:R15000 - R18000 per month Cost to company 
Location:Knysna, Pezula Hotel
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Company:Career Custodians

Job description

A luxury hotel in Knysna is looking for a passionate, talented chef to head up the kitchen brigade. If fresh ingredients and creative freedom excites you, this might just be your dream job.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Professional Cookery Certificate/Culinary Diploma is essential
Work experience:
  • Previous experience in the same or similar position in a four/five-star hotel
  • Familiar with all duties and procedures in the Kitchen
  • Reliable, responsible and dependable to fulfill obligations
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Show initiative by taking control of task
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Friendly and service orientated
  • Good Managerial and Leadership Skills
  • Able to start at 6am and work late shift till 11pm
Tasks (include but not limited to):
  • Check the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met
  • Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations
  • Check the quantity and quality of received products
  • Order or requisition food and other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards
  • Determine how food should be presented and create decorative food displays
  • Instruct cooks and other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food
  • Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients
  • Collaborate with other personnel to plan and develop recipes and menus, taking into account such factors as seasonal availability of ingredients and the likely number of customers
  • Maintain uniform standards
  • Roster Employees
  • Manage HR-related issues within Kitchen
  • Manage the hygiene of kitchen staff
To apply for the position, please forward a motivational letter, an updated CV with a food portfolio to .

**Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 14 days – please consider your application unsuccessful**

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  • Identifying Problems
  • Managing Conflict
  • Time Management
  • Cooking
  • Stock Taking
  • Costing

Posted on 10 Jul 11:10

See also: Chef

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Career Custodians is a recruitment and talent management agency, specializing in the wellness, hospitality and tourism industry.

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