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Head Chef Job in Kenya (KShs 85K)

Employment type: Full time

Contract type: Permanent

Job Title: 
Head Chef

Salary: 85,000 per month live in and benefits

Location: Amboseli National Park

Employer type: Game Lodge

Job type: Chef & Kitchen

Job reference: OTL0012

Scope and General Purpose: To provide an efficient and cost effective dinning experience.

Responsible for: All kitchen staff

Responsible to: Food and Beverage Manager

Liaises with: All other heads of department

Hours of Work: Flexible

Limits of Authority: To be provided.

Job description: Suitable for single chef. Enjoy this bush environment in this modern contemporary lodge in one of the most beautiful animal parks in Kenya.

Employer Overview: Successful long established, and busy lodge in a world-renowned Amboseli National Park with many accolades over the years. Stable work environment. Discerning international clientelle. Staff work for 6 weeks and then have 2 weeks off in cycles. Accommodation provided and medical attention by the Lodge Nurse while on duty. Showcase your talent in this world-renowned lodge. Show your understanding of the latest trends in plating and food presentation.

Overall responsibility for all food production and presentation in a variety of environments, and interaction with a maximum of 160 guests. Lead a developing youthful kitchen team.

Skills required:
  • At least 3 years experience as a head chef, in a similar up-market environment.
  • Professional training from Kenya Utalii College in Advanced Food Production or similar from an equally recognized quality school
Matric :-Clean Driver’s License

Please ensure that you provide the following information with your suite of application:
  • Recent Studio Photograph – head & shoulders picture, in low resolution format for our database
  • Start and end dates for all previous employment , starting with the last place of work
  • Written references that you have available
  • Current contact telephone numbers and email addresses for all previous employers, for referencing purposes.
What are the key responsibilities of the position? 
  • Overall kitchen management
  • Staff Training
  • Creative Menu
  • Compilation A la carte, active cooking and bush functions
  • Ordering and Stock controls, office management.
  • To ensure that all menus are constantly updated, paying special attention to seasonal availability
  • To ensure that all menus are correctly calculated to ensure maximum gross profit.
  • To ensure that all staff are constantly trained to effect good portion control and pleasing presentation of dishes.
  • To ensure that sufficient stocks of all materials are being kept and stored under the correct conditions.
  • To liaise with management daily regarding special requirements, VIP`s functions, etc.
  • To ensure that all statutory hygiene requirements are diligently followed.
  • To ensure that maintenance problems are promptly reported.
  • To ensure that attendance registers are kept daily and that any absenteeism is reported to management without delay.
  • To ensure that all documents are passed to management immediately for processing.
  • To ensure that all staff are dressed correctly to satisfy statutory requirements as well as enhancing the image of the establishment.
  • To constantly update your knowledge and skills for the good of the establishment.
  • To assist with regular stock takes as and when required.
What skills / behaviors are required? 
  • A Passion for food and an understanding of the latest international trends
  • Strong leadership ability
  • Firm but fair people-manager
  • An excellent understanding of discerning clientele requirements
  • Hands on approach
  • strong communication skills,
  • be presentable and professional at all times and enjoy guest interaction.
  • a good team player and be able to work under pressure on your own initiative.
  • talented, ambitious, passionate with lots of flair and an eye for detail
Please send your detailed and updated CV, copies of certificates and testimonials and a recent color full-length studio photograph to the following address

Your permission to conduct a background check will be assumed of your application.

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