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Executive Sous Chef - Tanzania
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A Private island Lodge accommodating a maximum of 20 Guests at a time. Located just off the coast of Zanzibar.

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KEY OUTPUTS: Service and Kitchen Management. Support Executive Chef in all kitchen management duties. Assume responsibilities of Executive Chef in their absence. Ensure all menus are followed and food standard is excellent at all times. Oversee the choice of recipes and train each chef on the proper use of the ingredients. Check and control all preparation of dishes and food before it goes out. Make personal contact with guests on arrival and throughout their stay to understand special dietary requirements and enhance the guest experience. Continuous encouragement and training of staff to provide the best food experience to guests. Work with Lodge managers in creating to new ideas and situational dining to enhance the guest food experience. Be flexible when receiving unexpected request from guests and ensure you are able to accommodate unusual dietary requirements. Manage Kitchen Hygiene: Perform 1 - 3 minute cleaning tasks and set the example that everyone in the kitchen is responsible for hygiene, safety and cleaning. People: Oversee and ensure good communication within your team including, holding a monthly and daily morning meeting with kitchen team. Continuous training, skills development and motivation of all kitchen staff - including on the job training, monthly food workshops, training on kitchen equipment and hygiene. Management of staff administration, including - staff roster and leave structure and staff attendance register, staff inductions and personnel file management. Manage staff performance and ensure all staff understand their responsibilities. Take disciplinary action when necessary as per company policies.  Assist with hiring and screening of all staff - ensure the right people are in the right positions. Work with Staff chefs to ensure the staff food is delicious and nutritious. Stock Management and Supplier Relations. Responsible for all food orders. Responsible for stock management and stock take of all food on the last day of each month with senior chef and one chef in training. Manage Budget and food costs with Executive Chef. Manage all store rooms and deep freezers. Have knowledge of products, suppliers, prices and current stock. Organize ‘911' food section in your deep freezer and dry store. Keep a diary to organize all daily, weekly and monthly information. Ensure there are sufficient cleaning materials, and chemicals in stock. Check and rotate stocks in fridges and freezers daily. Management of empty containers and Tupperware to ensure no unauthorized food leave the kitchen. Train all senior chefs on acceptable and unacceptable quality for receiving goods. Talk to suppliers, Stone Town and Arusha Procurement about the quality you need and send anything else back. Liaise with the Lodge manager on the ‘up to the moment head count' to ensure the correct amount of food is prepared. Ensure that equipment is in working order and that it is always returned to the correct storage place. Maintain good working relationships with suppliers, Stone Town and Arusha Procurement.


Formal Chef Qualification. At least 3+ years Head or Senior Sous Chef Experience required in 5 star hotels or lodges.


Attention to detail. Passion for training staff, creating fabulous food, and new ideas. Good interpersonal skills.  Sense of urgency. Passionate about guest delight. Diligence and self-motivation to meet deadlines and keep on top of your job. Willingness/ability to share information and teach and inspire others. The successful candidate must be able to work under pressure, have attention to detail, must be accurate, customer focused, have a positive outlook, excellent team player, committed, hardworking and eager to learn. Spoken and written English. Computer literate.


The gross salary is about USd1, 500-1, 800 per month (ZNZ tax is 30%). Travel USD1, 000 and Medical USD 1, 000 (unless South African, then they can be on Discovery).

· Reference: LS-73229-2003
· Salary: US $ 1 500 - US $ 1 800 per month
· Country: Tanzania
· Province:
· Date Posted: 20 Apr 2016
· Employer type: Beach/Island Resort

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