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Executive Chef Job in Kenya (KShs 200K)

Our client is a luxury tours and travel company in Africa, covering over 100 activities and over 20 different types of adventure, sport, eco, special interest and holistic safaris. 

Our client is currently looking for an Executive Chef in one of their luxury Camps.

Job Title: Executive Chef

Department:
Food & Beverage

Reports To: Camp Manager

Summary

  • Responsible for all food production including that used for restaurants, functions, bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners, tepanyaki, pizza and barbecues.
  • Develop menus, food purchase specifications and recipes. Supervise staff. Develop and monitor food and labour budget for the department.
  • Maintain highest professional food quality and sanitation standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans menus for all food outlets at the camp.
  • Schedules and coordinates the work of chefs, cooks and other kitchen employees to assure that food preparation is economical and technically correct and within budgeted labour cost goals.
  • Approves the requisition of products and other necessary food supplies.
  • Ensures that high standards of sanitation, cleanliness and safety are maintained throughout all kitchen areas at all times.
  • Establishes controls to minimize food and supply waste and theft.
  • Safeguards all food preparation employees by implementing training to increase their knowledge about safety, sanitation and accident prevention principles.
  • Develops standard recipes and techniques for food preparation and presentation which help to assure consistently high quality and to minimize food costs; exercises portion control for all items served and assists in establishing menu selling prices.
  • Prepares necessary data for applicable parts of the budget; projects annual food, labour and other costs and monitors actual financial results; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that financial goals are met.
  • Attends food and beverage staff and management meetings.
  • Consults with the Food & Beverage Director about food production aspects of special events being planned.
  • Cooks or directly supervises the cooking of items that require skillful preparation.
  • Ensures proper staffing for maximum productivity and high standards of quality; controls food and payroll costs to achieve maximum profitability.
  • Evaluates food products to assure that quality standards are consistently attained.
  • Interacts with food and beverage management to assure that food production consistently exceeds the expectations of guests.
  • In conjunction with F&B management team, assist in maintaining a high level of service principles in accordance with established standards.
  • Evaluates products to assure that quality, price and related goods are consistently met. D
  • Develops policies and procedures to enhance and measure quality; continually updates written policies and procedures to reflect state-of-the-art techniques, equipment and terminology.
  • Establishes and maintains a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule for all kitchen areas and equipment.
  • Provides training and professional development opportunities for all kitchen staff.
  • Ensures that representatives from the kitchen attend service lineups and meetings.
  • Periodically visits dining area when it is open to welcome guests.
  • Support safe work habits and a safe working environment at all times.
  • Perform other duties as directed
Executive Chef Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Interview, select, train, supervise, counsel and discipline all employees in the department.
  • Provide, develop, train, and maintain a professional work force.
  • Ensure all services to guests are conducted in a highly professional and efficient manner.
  • Ensure a safe working environment and attitude on the part of all employees in areas of responsibility.
Other Skills and Abilities

1. Ability to interact positively with supervisor, management, coworkers, members, and the public to promote a team effort and maintain a positive and professional approach.

2. Ability to produce a high volume of work in a timely manner, which is accurate, complete, and of high quality.

3. Ability to come to work regularly and on time, to follow directions, to take criticism, to get along with co-workers and supervisors, to treat co-workers, supervisors and guests with respect and courtesy, and to refrain from abusive, insubordinate and/or violent behavior.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, committees, suppliers, guests and employees.

Computer Skills

Working knowledge of various computer software programs.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


Certificate of completion from trade school.

 Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. 

The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Executive Chef Work Environment

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is usually indoors, in a controlled environment.

Salary: KShs 200,000

If you feel you fit the above role please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

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