Chef & Kitchen Jobs.
Lodgestaff.com is the comprehensive recruitment website for all jobs in the chef & kitchen industry in Africa. Lodgestaff caters for those looking for any type of chef job; trainee chef jobs, commis chef jobs, chef de parties jobs, sous chef jobs, head chef jobs, executive chef jobs or group executive chef jobs. You can search for all catering jobs via the area links below.
The Chef & Kitchen industry is an exciting but demanding one. Those in the chef & kitchen industry need to constantly keep up to date with the rapidly changing food trends, styles, ingredients and the latest diet. Although no particular qualification for chef & kitchen jobs is necessarily required, apprenticeship training is highly recommended.
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There are a number of chef and kitchen job types all of which are offered on Lodgestaff.com:
A Trainee Chef is still at cooking school, but doing a year of practical work in a restaurant’s kitchen, so they are learning while working.
A Commis Chef is an entry-level position, a chef who has just qualified. Commis chefs work under the chefs de parties to learn particulars of a station, through food preparation and plating.
A Chef de Parties is the first level of management in the kitchen, and is responsible for a particular section, such as pastries, sauces, soups, salads, vegetables, meat, poultry or fish.
A Sous Chef is the second in command in the kitchen, and is responsible for an entire shift, such as breakfast, lunch or dinner. They will demonstrate new cooking techniques and equipment to cooking staff.
A Head Chef or Chef de Cuisine is responsible for running a restaurants kitchen
An Executive Chef plans and directs food preparation and cooking activities in restaurants, and also supervises the many kitchens of a hotel, restaurant group, or conference centre. They plan menus and ensure that food meets quality standards.
A Group Executive Chef runs all the kitchens of a hotel or restaurant group, and oversees all the executive chefs.
More about the Chef & Kitchen industry
Chefs and cooks are key figures in the tourism and hospitality industry, and they work in a variety of food service establishments, including restaurants, hotels, spas, conference centres and country clubs. The Chef is responsible for what happens in the kitchen from developing the menu, hiring staff, food costing, ordering and stock control, to picking out the dinnerware and assisting with the design of the restaurant. They should have an advanced knowledge of food preparation and management, as well as knowledge of human resources, administrative procedures and business management.
The chef & kitchen industry generally demands that you work long hours or in shifts which include weekends and holidays. However, well trained chefs and cooks are in high demand and can often negotiate excellent salaries.