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Head Chef

Salary: 18000
Description: We are looking for a head chef at our 5 star Lodge that will take our fantastic kitchen brigade to new heights and empower and uplift an enthusiastic team. In short, we need a vibrant, energetic, motivated team player that is keen to get involved and is able to lead a team that strives for perfection.
Category: Hospitality
General Requirements: Prime Objective of Job:
Ensuring excellent customer service at all times
Overall management of the lodge\\\\\\\\\\\'s kitchen and food service.

• Core Competencies of the Job:
o Day to Day Operation of the Kitchen.
o Dealing with suppliers and any individual that needs assistance from management.
o Ensuring guest satisfaction at all times.
o Manage the Kitchen Brigade
• Training Staff and improving their skills
• Encouraging Chefs to give their input for new ideas and improving the kitchen
• The discipline of staff.
• Resolving staff issues.
• Conducting weekly staff meetings.
o Ensure Kitchen is aware of upcoming dietary requirements or any additional events in advance
o Dealing with guest complaints and putting corrective training in place
o Completing orders for the kitchen and ensuring correct par stock level is maintained
o Weekly menu Planning
o Developing new menus and training
o Menu costing
o Planning Menus for any guests with special dietary requirements (Vegans, Gluten-Free, etc).

• Assisting with Hosting during meals( ensuring guest satisfaction at all times)
• Standards – ensuring the set standards of the lodge are met at all times. Guest happiness is key
• Employer or management may require other tasks to be done not listed in this description.
• Ensuring any maintenance issues are dealt with. This should in no way affect a guest
• Monthly Report given to Lodge Manager
o Operational Requirements
o Training requirements for the upcoming month.
• Stock: Stock levels are to be kept at an adequate level, in order to maximize profit and minimize wastage. Bearing in mind at all times our guests need and the Lodges aim to become a 5 star Lodge. In your absence (Days off or leave) you will be required to ensure that adequate stock levels are available to your department staff.

1) Ability/willingness to Learn
2) Team Leader
3) Team Player
4) Ability to work under pressure and be list/task orientated.
5) Drivers License
6) Min of 2 years’ experience at a 5-star establishment and position is essential.

Salary R12’000.00 – R 18’000.00 (dependent on experience)
Package – Live in: inclusive of Accommodation, Meals, Lights & Water, Maid Service and Laundry Service, Uniforms annually,
Cycle – 3 weeks on and 1 week off/month
Location: Durban    
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