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Canteen Chef / Manager Job in Kenya

Nation Staff Consumer Society has an excellent career opportunity available for:

Canteen Chef / Manager

Got an appetite for hard work? 

There is plenty on the menu for you...

  • Manage all aspects of the canteen, including co-ordinating the activities and training for all chefs, cooks, lounge and kitchen personnel to ensure safe, efficient and profitable service.
  • Maximise the profitability of the canteen operations through effective cost controls.
  • Maintain consistent standards of service, ensuring customer satisfaction while creating a work environment that supports organisational values.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Overall responsibility will be to plan menus making sure food is of the right quality and price and is produced on time
  • Ensure the development of new menus based on food trends, regional tastes and client requests.
  • Tracking the food costs and assisting in the development of canteen budgets.
  • Ensure implementation of effective cost controls without compromising quality and service standards.
  • To manage staff: training, motivating and structuring the team. He or she will ensure a good working atmosphere
  • To provide rigorous management: controlling raw material stocks, especially in terms of their cost
  • Set and review the canteen objectives and provide performance feedback through performance appraisal process.
  • Ensure awareness and compliance to all Health & Safety work practices and regulations.
  • Liaison with external parties and the resolving any issues arising
  • Ensure business development and growth.
  • Keep the Board informed of all operational matters that are of relevance to the growth of the business.
The ideal candidate:
  • Must have a passion for food and requisite experience of working in a professional kitchen
  • Must be a qualified chef with a Diploma from a reputable institution.
  • At least O level academic certificate
  • Must be a team player with good relationship skills
  • Must possess Problem Solving Skills: Dealing with employee conflict and irate customers
  • Being able to come up with a solution quickly is a need skill.
  • Must have previous experience developing budgets and forecasts and managing food costs.
  • Must be focused on providing a consistently high standard of customer service.
  • Must be self-driven and detail-orientated with the ability to organise and plan ahead.
  • Must have the ability to lead, multi-task, and make sound decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have integrity
  • Must be Computer Literate.
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure and make quick decisions.
If you meet the above criteria, please send your application letter and a detailed CV to

The Chairperson, 
Nation Staff Canteen Limited, 
P.O Box 22022, 00400, 

before 16th August, 2016.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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