Monday, February 3, 2014

Head Chef

Our client, a fast growing Hotel is looking to recruit and fill the position of a Head Chef.

Duties
    •    Ensures the kitchen runs smoothly on daily basis and adequately stocked with all necessary goods.
    •    Lead by example, setting the pace and standards.
    •    Praise and recognize good performance.
    •    Pro-active in problem solving.
    •    Communicate via team meetings, one to one meetings, training sessions, notice boards and wri
tten.
    •    Communicate a vision of success which the team wants to be part of.
    •    Manage the day to day food administration ensuring systems compliance.
    •     Orders of food stock appropriate to sales levels and not over ordered.
    •    Ensure all deliveries are check and signed.
    •    Ensure all substandard goods are returned to supplier.
    •    Controls wastage and records /reports all wastage.
    •    Ensure all invoices are processed weekly and accounted for.
    •     Keeps within budgets set for ordering.
    •     Ensure all stocks are secure and no loss of stocks.
    •    Ensure proper stock rotation is followed in storeroom, fridges and freezers.
    •    Monitor & controls stock levels –daily, weekly and monthly ensuring no shortfalls.
    •    Handle all queries and issues relating to dishes, menus and suppliers.
    •    Ensures all company recipe’s and preparation requirements are met.
    •    Ensure readiness for service and the pace is set for peak trade.
    •    Ensure all food is presented for service in a timely manner and in correct sequence.
    •    Ensure that storage of food meets company and statutory health and safety requirements.
    •    Deal with any customer returned food in a manner.
    •    Ensure temperature records and food labeling are maintained and up to date.
    •    Ensure the kitchen hygiene is adhered to and records kept.
    •    Ensure the kitchen uniform and personal   hygiene requirements are adhered to.
    •    Inspire and motivate the team to achieve food specification and therefore achieve sales and profit.
    •    Promote a positive perception of the company at all times both internally and externally.
    •    Attend company meetings as requested.
Skills and Requirements
    •    4- 5 years’ experience, one of which the candidate must have served as a Head Chef
    •    Integrity
    •    Initiative
    •    a creative interest in food and cookery
    •    the ability to work under pressure and make quick decisions
    •    high standards of cleanliness and hygiene
    •    the ability to organize and plan your own work and that of others
    •    strong communication skills
    •    leadership and management skills
    •    the ability to control a budget and work with figures
    •    stamina with the ability to cope in a hot and busy kitchen
    •    The ability to deal calmly with unexpected situations and crises.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their CVs and a convincing cover letter to recruitment@pdcafrica.com indicating the job title applied for by Friday 7th February 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.