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Head Chef

Remuneration:R22000 - R25000 per month Cost to company 
Job level:Mid/Senior
Company:Career Custodians

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 or five star hotel
  • Familiar with all duties and procedures in the kitchen
  • Reliable, responsible and dependable to fulfil obligations
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to lead, take charge and offer direction
  • Ability to multitask
  • Show initiative by taking control of task 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Friendly and service orientated
Tasks (include but not limited to):
  • Keep control of the ordering, from delivery to issuing to different departments
  • Always be available to help with stock taking measures and assist with the capturing of it
  • Keeping cleaning rosters, time sheets, order sheets and maintenance rosters up to date and implemented
  • Have detailed documents on opening and closing procedures of the kitchens
  • Contribute and be involved in meetings and daily handovers
  • Carry out instructions given by management and the head office
  • Maintain food quality and presentation standards set by the COO and chairman   
  • To ensure food is prepared in a timely manner
  • Communicate a detailed handover to the COO and chairman on a daily basis
  • Report necessary problems and shortages to the COO and chairman  
  • Liaise with group food custodian on all new ideas and suggestions
  • Ensure that all HACCP standards are maintained
  • Ensure that the kitchen equipment is clean and in working order at all times
  • Maintain the tidiness of all store rooms, fridges and freezers
  • Make sure that at all times the kitchen is in a hygienic, clean and orderly fashion
  • Ensure that the facilities file is up to date and being correctly implemented
  • To ensure a minimum wastage of raw and cooked materials
  • Keep up to date with current promotions and new products
  • Keep staff personal information up to date in their files
  • Make sure all Village N Life rules and regulations are implemented at all times throughout the kitchen
  • To ensure that all staffing issues are dealt with in the correct manner in coherence with the COO and chairman
  • Maintain correct staffing levels
  • Correct disciplinary procedures and actions to be enforced at all times
  • Assist the COO and chairman with administrative work relating to disciplinary problems as needed
  • To maintain the status quo in the kitchen environment thus assisting to eliminate uncalled for disciplinary problems
  • Supervise the quality of food, work and produce in the kitchen
To apply for the position, please forward a motivational letter, an updated CV with a picture of yourself 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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Posted on 28 Jan 14:41

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