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Fiesta Restaurant Chief Chef Job in Nairobi Kenya

Fiesta Restaurant Limited is a member of Monarch Group and offers Food and beverage with attractive ambiance. Located on Third Floor of Chester House along Koinange/ Loita Street, it serves both Continental and African Dishes.

Job Title: 
Chief Chef 

Department: F&B Production

Reports to: Restaurant Manager

Direct Reports: Sous Chef (Annex), Pastry Chef, cooks and Stewards 

Job Purpose

To manage and coordinate the operations of the kitchen in a manner that ensures consistently high culinary, safety and hygiene standards are maintained and operational costs are contained.

Indicators of Good Performance on the job

  • Consistently high culinary standards maintained at all times.
  • Standards of service documented, implemented and maintained
  • Hygiene and safety standards documented implemented and maintained
  • Up to date SOPs displayed and in use in the kitchen at all times
  • Accurate and timely reports
  • Accurate stock taking and returns
  • Food costs kept within budget
  • Wastage/losses kept to a minimum
  • Staff effectively supervised, trained and developed
  • Guest complaints kept at a minimum
Key Duties 
  • Develop and implement kitchen performance standards and other specifications in line with best practice and ensure compliance to such standards by the kitchen team.
  • Document and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs), and review and initiate remedial action as and where needed.
  • Develop, document and cost standard recipes and train all the staff
  • Ensure a cost effective and sustainable operation through on-going budgetary control, cost review and the implementation of cost saving initiatives.
  • Continually monitor and control the usage of supplies and operating equipment and ensure that inter-departmental and intra-departmental controls are maintained
  • In liaison with heads of sections plan the daily menu, brief staff and coordinate production
  • Monitor kitchen opening and closing duties including requisition of provisions and hygienic storage of food
  • Ensure all the standing orders i.e. for special dietary requirements, baby food or off menu items are well made and on time
  • Requisition food stock items from the store, receive deliveries and check on quality, quantity and prices
  • Ensure correct portioning, quality and proper presentation of food to the clients
  • Monitor and ensure hygiene and safety standards are maintained within the kitchen, check the cleaning activities of the stewards and staff personal hygiene
  • Plan, organise, allocate and co-ordinate the work of the team including preparing duty rosters, off and leave schedules.
  • Gather feedback and comments from guests, review and put in place remedial action
  • In liaison with maintenance, coordinate timely repairs of faulty equipment
  • Stay abreast of developments and trends in food production and adopt those that add value to Fiesta.
  • Lead, motivate, develop and control staff continually assessing the competence of the team and offer coaching support and training as needed,
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Knowledge/Skills/Experience
  • Diploma/Certificate in food production from Utalii College or equivalent
  • 7 years experience in a similar role
  • Specialised training in people management/leadership
Competencies
  • Culinary expertise
  • Strong safety and hygiene awareness
  • Financial awareness
  • Business awareness
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Staff management and development skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Team working skills
If you meet our requirements apply with confidence through: Careers@monarch.co.ke

Attaching your Curriculum Vitae with three referees, telephone contacts and expected salary so as to be received latest by close of business on Friday the 13th August 2010.

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