Head Chef - Centurion Introduction We are recruiting for a Head Chef that will meet and exceed the guests' expectations and deliver on the experience we promise our guests.
The Head Chef will be expected to be able to work under pressure, be efficient & creative, motivate the kitchen staff, plan ahead, be flexible, and pay close attention to detail.
Duties & Responsibilities The purpose of the position is for the Head Chef to take responsibility for all food production (including that used for restaurants, banquet functions and other outlets), to develop menus, food purchase specifications and recipes, to supervise staff, to develop and monitor a food and labour budget for the department, and to maintain the highest professional food quality and sanitation standards.
Duties : Full responsibility for the smooth running of the kitchen Ensure all kitchen staff always wears the correct uniform (including the appropriate PPE) Ensure that Guest queries and complaints are being dealt with in an efficient, prompt and courteous manner, achieving maximum guest satisfaction.
Head Chef must be visible on the floor during meal times interacting with guest. Timeous production of quality food at optimal cost under hygienic conditions.
Menu Planning and Costing Regular research of pricing of kitchen stock and ingredients Ensure that all food service points are set up correctly in accordance with requirements Ensure that all standards and SOPs are adhered to at all times Regular training of the staff to ensure adherence to standards, as well as the development and improvement of skill in the kitchen Ensure that kitchen hygiene standards are adhered to and that proper stock rotation and storage is implemented.
Qualification Culinary Qualification required 3 - 5 years Kitchen Management experience within the Hotel Industry Mass Production and A la Carte experience