Head Chef | Kruger Park Area | Luxury Lodge Group Job at HotelJobs.co.za – in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga

Job Description

Head Chef Job | Kruger Park Area | Luxury Lodge Group

Recruit for Africa currently has HEAD CHEF JOB available at a well-known, luxury group of lodges located in Sabi Sands game reserve, bordering with Kruger Park.

As a Head Chef, you will required to facilitate the effective and smooth operation of all kitchens, including planning and organizing the preparation, cooking and presentation of food as well as staff supervision and shift rostering, while promoting the company goals of excellent guest service and satisfaction, team work and sound financial performance for each individual department.

Key Focus Areas for Head Chef Job:
design and implement menus for the lodges that meet the demands and exceed the expectations of Guests

comprehensive knowledge of current leading culinary trends in food and beverage

provide effective leadership through professional management and encouragement of all subordinates

implement effective operational standards for the Lodges’ kitchens

implement and maintain efficient financial budgetary and procurement controls

prepare budgets and aim to achieve budgeted gross profit, and not exceed budgeted monthly Food Costs

ensure all month end administration is completed accurately and on time

coordinate an effective and efficient payroll management / resource allocation through establishing a flexible work force throughout the department

to manage and monitor all costs and implement measures to control them

assume full responsibility for costs, stores, losses, discrepancies and expired stock items

targeting costs to deliver a consistently excellent product.

Team Support and Product Knowledge:
In depth knowledge of food preparation and Food Hygiene

experience with and understanding of all dietary and religious requirements

knowledge of menu compilation and international, up to date market trends

knowledge and understanding of stock procedures and control

knowledge of product and supply

knowledge of planning, budgeting and departmental administration

knowledge of creating, implementing and maintaining written control documents and training manuals

knowledge of accounting principles, such as assessing P&L statements and forecasts

excellent attention to detail

excellent communication skills (written and verbal), practicing honest communication

excellent time management and self-discipline, interpersonal and problem solving skills

proactive, use initiative and creative flair when required

leadership skills with passion for development and skills transfer

Requirements for Head Chef:
Grade 12

5 years of hospitality experience and 3 years in Head Chef capacity

formal qualification from a reputable culinary institution

a quick innovative thinker with great people skills, diplomacy and able to remain focused but professional

valid driver’s license

Start date: April 2021

Salary package:
basic salary will be discussed during interviews

Live-In position

All meals included

To apply for Head Chef Job | Kruger Park Area | Luxury Lodge Group, please send your CV in WORD document with your recent photo, food portfolio and contactable references.


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About Company

Company: HotelJobs.co.za –

Company Location:  Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga

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