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Unit Chef

Company Profile
Our client is in hospitality industry and runs 2 high end restaurants in Nairobi and 1 in Kisumu.
Role purpose
The Unit Chef is responsible for running the food preparation, operate a profitable kitchen as well as take on the management role of the kitchen staff. In summary, the unit chef will run the show in all the kitchens.

Direct and Indirect Work Relationships
Internal – Unit manager, kitchen staff, service team, operations, procurement, stores
External – Suppliers, county health and safety officials
Responsibilities
·         The chef is responsible for overseeing all food production, and assigning responsibilities among the kitchen staff to ensure that food preparation is efficient.
·         Manage food preparation and cooking. Ensure that food quality standards are met.
·         Cook food on a regular basis at the restaurant and or for special functions.
·         Responsible for delivery of outside catering events to meet and exceed client expectations
·         Plan the menu and create new recipes.
·         Prepare the budgets, including projections of all kitchen and food requirements, labor costs, and staffing levels.
·         Train the kitchen staff to ensure the food is prepared according to budget and standards. Evaluate staff performance
·          Set up Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensure consistent staff adherence to the same.
·         Perform a regular inventory of food supplies and equipment. Project future needs and place orders to ensure that they are met.
·         Ensure that the kitchen adheres to sanitation and safety laws.
·         Set up and design other kitchens as per business requirements
·         The Chef will be expected to travel occasionally to assess the Kisumu Unit, to ensure it runs efficiently and profitably
·         Deputize the Unit manager
Qualifications
·         Minimum diploma in Culinary arts
·         Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role
·         Demonstrated artistic and creative cooking abilities, mastery of running kitchens efficiently and profitably, and team management and training experience
Key skills
·         Excellent people skills including team management, ability to recruit and train employees.
·         Financial management skills, including budgeting and accounting.
·         Efficient management of resources and inventory
·         Strong communication, presentation, negotiation and conflict management skills.
·         Proven leadership skills and exceptional customer service abilities.
·         Experience in running outside catering events will be a strong added advantage
·         A strong professional image and high ethical standards and integrity


Exports Manager
Company Profile
Our client is a globally established leader in transport and logistics, sea and air freight.
Role purpose
To coordinate the sea freight exports business and ensure profitable and cost effective achievement of targets
Direct and Indirect Work Relationships
Internal – Finance, operations, all key departments including regional export sea freight manager and workshop
External – Shipping lines, BFS, Customs
Responsibilities
·         Responsible for approving costs against respective client requirements
·         Maintain department statistics for annual operations analysis and budget calculation
·         Maintain strong working relationship with Inland agencies counterparts to ensure good flow of operations and client satisfaction.
·         Manage and monitor the departmental costs to ensure spending is within budget limits, and savings can be achieved where possible
·         Develop new profitable business and client growth.
·         Prepare quotations for some high end accounts
·         Validate files and invoices
·         Ensure the company’s tracking platform is managed effectively and is continuously updated.
·         Ensure warehousing is cost effective and in good working order
·         Drive operations and supervise the activities of the department
·         Be fully accountable for achievement of the department’s monthly and annual targets.
·         Manage and review the allocation of company resources to ensure that the highest standards of service are delivered and maintained.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study
·         Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role
·         Demonstrated mastery of multiple disciplines/processes in relation to the position including finance, operations, budget management, sales and training experience.
Key skills
·         Must be computer literate (MS Office, digital savvy etc.).
·         Must have a strong financial acumen (P&L, budgeting, forecasting and cost management, etc).
·         Self-starter with high drive for results.
·         Strong problem-solving skills, demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with strong attention to detail.
·         Strong communication, presentation, negotiation and conflict management skills.
·         Proven leadership skills, and strategic planning expertise at senior level.
·         Excellent People skills, exceptional customer service abilities.
·         A strong professional image and high ethical standards and integrity
How to Apply
If you believe you are qualified and ready to take on a new challenge, then we want to talk to you urgently.
Please send your application to us right away at service@lafayette-resources.com and include your current and expected remuneration
Kindly note only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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