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The Restaurant is located inside The Wanderers Club, this multiple faceted restaurant caters for both members and non-members. Our vision is to create a lifestyle bar that is fit for both business meetings and Friday afternoon drinks. The food needs to be in line with our standards and exceed expectations. Food costings are vital for a strong and well run restaurant.
Overall responsibility for the kitchen's daily operations.
Liaising with the relevant companies for food orders.
Creating new dishes and menus.
Maintaining/raising the food's profit margins for SilvaSale.
Monitoring and controlling stock levels.
Ensuring correct stock rotation procedures are followed.
Implementation of health and safety procedures in the kitchen.
Estimating costs and ensuring all purchases come within budget.
Taking care of the kitchen's accounts and creating a work roster.
Outstanding cooking skills.
Real creativity when it comes to food.
An ability to create menus that are innovative and profitable.
A deep understanding of ingredients and produce.
The capacity to work under extreme pressure.
Excellent leadership and management.
The ability to delegate tasks.
Take responsibility for the kitchen as a whole and be held accountable for actions.
Training of staff and encouraging them to develop themselves.
Minimum 3 years in similar position. Non Smoker. Determined and Inspiring.
Prue Leith Professional Cookery Diploma essential.
· Reference: LS-75047-1303 · Salary: R22 000 - R30 000 · Country: South Africa · Province: Gauteng · Date Posted: 13 Jan 2017 · Employer type: Catering Company
This Events and Catering is a dynamic catering company that runs and operates A country Club / Function Venue in Illovo. A company that is run with passion and dedication is looking for key personal to be part of the team. A fierce dedication for perfection is required, the ethos and vision of the company is to constantly exceed the expectations of guests.
The banqueting department is the busy hub of company and caters for everything from daily conferences to intimate weddings. Presentation of the food and buffets is very important and needs to be controlled on a tight rope.
Sous Chef for our Banqueting.
Help in the preparation and design of all food.
Produce high quality plates both design and taste wise
Ensure that the kitchen operates in a timely way that meets our quality standards
Fill in for the Executive Chef in planning and directing food preparation when necessary
Resourcefully solve any issues that arise and seize control of any problematic situation
Assess staff's performance and provide feedback to head chef.
Order supplies to stock inventory appropriately
Comply with and enforce sanitation regulations and safety standards
Maintain a positive and professional approach with co-workers and customers
Work with the executive chef to produce diversified menus in accordance with the restaurant's policy and vision;
Come up with new dishes which appeal to the clients, whenever required;
Establish the working schedule and organize the work in the kitchen so that everything works like a “well-oiled machinery”;
Produce high quality dishes that follow up the established menu and level up to location's standards, as well as to clients' requirements;
Plan the food design in order to create a perfect match between the dish's aspect and its taste;
Discover talented chefs and train them in order to reach the high standards of the location;
Train the auxiliary kitchen staff in order to provide best results in minimum time and using at the maximum the available resources;
Maintain order and discipline in the kitchen during working hours;
Create tasting menus for clients interested in contracting the food for different events (wedding, banquets, corporate dinners, birthday parties, etc. )from their kitchen;
Developing a cross-marketing strategy in order to increase profit, such as pairing drinks with the food served;
Make sure the hygiene and food safety standards are met in all stages of food preparation, starting with the ingredients and ending with the finished dish which leaves the kitchen door;
Make sure that the professional equipment is in good conditions and signal any malfunction before it affects the staff or the clients.
Previous experience in similar role essential.
Professional Culinary Diploma is essential.
· Reference: LS-75046-1302 · Salary: R15 000 - R20 000 · Country: South Africa · Province: Gauteng · Date Posted: 13 Jan 2017 · Employer type: Catering Company
We require the services of a reliable and experienced night Chef / Chef de Partie to join our team. The successful candidate would be responsible to stand in for the Night Chef when the Night chef is off and will then be responsible for all the room service orders during night, including the breakfast preparation and all other preparations that has to be done during night.
Minimum of 3 years experience in a Night Chef / Breakfast chef position within a formal Restaurant / Hotel.
Polite, friendly and organised person with a strong personality that can think on their feet.
Well spoken and well presented individual.
Must have grade 12.
Must have a formal chef qualification.
Must be reliable and able to work independently.
· Reference: LS-75046-1204 · Salary: Negotiable · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 12 Jan 2017 · Employer type: Hotel
Experienced and qualified Head Chef required for 5 Star Lodge near Lephalale. The successful candidate would be responsible for the overall management of the kitchen. The candidate will also be required to maintain and implement hygiene standards and to take control of stock takes and staff training.
Minimum of 5-8 years experience in an Head chef position in a formal Restaurant / Hotel / Lodge
Strong personality that can think on their feet and work under pressure;
Well spoken and well presented individual;
Excellent leadership and management skills;
Must have excellent administrations skills and must be highly organised;
Must have grade 12;
Formal cooking degree/diploma preferable;
Experience in running functions of up to 250 pax;
Must be able to work under pressure;
Must be able to create, cost and maintain recipes;
Must have strong general knowledge of food and kitchen procedures;
This position Lodge is situated on a game farm that is about 80km from Lephalale. The successful candidate should be used to operating in remote bush environments.
· Reference: LS-75027-1203 · Salary: Negotiable (Live - In) · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 12 Jan 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Chobe Game Lodge is located on the banks of the Chobe river in the North Eastern part of Chobe National Park. The Kitchen brigade consists of 22 staff that are spread between well defined culinary disciplines. Food preparation and presentation consists of themed live cooking, buffet service, A la carte, set menu's, light lunches, in room dining, bush picnics, breakfast and lunches, packed meals, private dining and high tea buffets.
The managing of all food related activities of Chobe Game Lodge and other smaller lodges under the responsibility of Chobe Game Lodge operations as indicated by the General Manager. Working in harmony with the Food and Beverage Operations Manager, developing new innovative culinary experiences for our guests that is relevant to our environment. Responsible for all food related expenditure, budgeting and purchasing of operational equipment and related administration. Maintaining high standards in hygiene, safety, operations and ECO principles, that resonates well with our long term environmental sustainability strategy. Ensure high standard of discipline, moral and work ethic amongst your employees. Take actively part in our youth council training program. Take part in general lodge management with the rest of the management team.
Have relevant traceable culinary qualifications and must have been working in the 5 star hospitality environment, internationally and nationally for a minimum of 10 years and a minimum of 5 years in the position of Executive Chef. Be fully computer literate and have excellent menu composition skills. Be able to multi task under pressure and have a uncompromising approach to excellence. It's imperative that the applicant has strong organizational and leadership skills, be able to motivate subordinates and maintain a positive working environment under stressful conditions, at times. Be highly innovative, methodical and a self motivated individual. The applicant must be over 35 years of age and enjoy working and living in remote bush environments.
· Reference: LS-75026-1203 · Salary: P37 800 Live in · Country: Botswana · Province: · Date Posted: 12 Jan 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Description: Duties (including but not limited to):
Handle the day to day running of the kitchen, with hands on cooking and training of existing Team of Chefs.
Menu planning, stock takes, health and safety and hygiene protocols
Communicate with guests to ensure customer satisfaction and guest retention
Relevant chef qualification is required
Minimum 3 years Chef experience
Must be experienced in menu presentation
Must be computer literate
Valid code 8 driver's license and own transport
Applicant must reside in KOMATIPOORT or surrounding area. Only South African citizens, who are suitably qualified, live in the applicable area and meet the requirements of the position are eligible to apply for this vacancy.
Please take note: If you have not been contacted within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.
· Reference: LS-75019-1002 · Salary: Dep on exp. · Country: South Africa · Province: Mpumalanga · Date Posted: 10 Jan 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
A minimum 4 years experience in Fine dining experience ESSENTIAL
You should be creative and show a serious passion for your craft
Must be strong on admin, controls, menu planning, training
Skills/Requirements: Candidates with not suitable criteria as set out above will be disqualified immediately.
· Reference: LS-75011-1007 · Salary: R9 000 · Country: South Africa · Province: KwaZulu-Natal · Date Posted: 10 Jan 2017 · Employer type: Restaurant / Coffee Shop
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