Head Chef, Training Cafeteria, Job in Kenya

Job Objective

  • The chef in the student training cafeteria shall be responsible for mentoring and developing culinary talent among trainee students. The primary role will be providing hands-on training, guidance, and support to trainee chefs and cooks, helping them refine their culinary skills and reach their full potential.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Culinary Training: Provide instruction on basic cooking techniques, knife skills, food safety practices, and kitchen etiquette.
  • Skill Development: Mentor and coach cafeteria trainees, providing ongoing support and feedback to trainers to ensure quality and consistency
  • Recipe Demonstration: Lead demonstrations and practical cooking sessions to teach trainees how to prepare various dishes
  • Menu Execution: Assist in the creation of student cafeteria menus that are appealing, nutritious, and meet budgetary requirements.
  • Kitchen Management: Monitor trainee performance and adherence to food safety protocols to maintain a safe and hygienic workspace.
  • Prudent management: ensure proper use and maintenance of kitchen equipment as well as portion control
  • Team leadership: Supervise kitchen staff, including cooks, prep cooks, and kitchen assistants, providing guidance, training, and feedback as needed
  • Professional Development: Stay up-to-date on current culinary trends and best practices for University cafeteria meals
  • Safety standards and compliance: Maintain a clean and organized workspace under health and safety regulations.
  • Customer service: Enforce excellence in service delivery, offer high-quality food and create feedback mechanisms for the patrons

Qualifications And Experience


  • Diploma in food and beverage production or its equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working as a chef in a professional kitchen
  • Prior experience training and mentoring culinary staff (preferred)
  • Ability to work in a fast-food cafeteria
  • Valid food handlers certificate

Other Skills And Competencies

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for excellence and commitment to best practices.
  • Excellent culinary presentation skills
  • Creativity and capacity to nurture innovation.
  • Time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Obsession with a healthy diet and culinary curation

How To Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter indicating current and desired salary, a detailed CV including three referees, academic & professional certificates and a clear copy of your Kenya National ID and KRA PIN certificate via link below.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Head of Human Capital Management,
KCA University,
P.0. Box 56808-00200,
Nairobi, KenyaInterested and qualified? Go to 
KCA University (KCAU) on docs.google.com
 to apply