Hotel Head Chef Job in Kenya

Our client, a fast growing Hotel is looking to recruit and fill the position of a Head Chef.
  • Ensures the kitchen runs smoothly on daily basis and adequately stocked with all necessary goods.
  • Lead by example, setting the pace and standards.
  • Praise and recognize good performance.
  • Pro-active in problem solving.
  • Communicate via team meetings, one to one meetings, training sessions, notice boards and written.
  • Communicate a vision of success which the team wants to be part of.
  • Manage the day to day food administration ensuring systems compliance.
  •  Orders of food stock appropriate to sales levels and not over ordered.
  • Ensure all deliveries are check and signed.
  • Ensure all substandard goods are returned to supplier.
  • Controls wastage and records /reports all wastage.
  • Ensure all invoices are processed weekly and accounted for.
  •  Keeps within budgets set for ordering.
  •  Ensure all stocks are secure and no loss of stocks.
  • Ensure proper stock rotation is followed in storeroom, fridges and freezers.
  • Monitor & controls stock levels –daily, weekly and monthly ensuring no shortfalls.
  • Handle all queries and issues relating to dishes, menus and suppliers.
  • Ensures all company recipe’s and preparation requirements are met.
  • Ensure readiness for service and the pace is set for peak trade.
  • Ensure all food is presented for service in a timely manner and in correct sequence.
  • Ensure that storage of food meets company and statutory health and safety requirements.
  • Deal with any customer returned food in a manner.
  • Ensure temperature records and food labeling are maintained and up to date.
  • Ensure the kitchen hygiene is adhered to and records kept.
  • Ensure the kitchen uniform and personal   hygiene requirements are adhered to.
  • Inspire and motivate the team to achieve food specification and therefore achieve sales and profit.
  • Promote a positive perception of the company at all times both internally and externally.
  • Attend company meetings as requested. 
Skills and Requirements
  • 4- 5 years’ experience, one of which the candidate must have served as a Head Chef
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • a creative interest in food and cookery
  • the ability to work under pressure and make quick decisions
  • high standards of cleanliness and hygiene
  • the ability to organize and plan your own work and that of others
  • strong communication skills
  • leadership and management skills
  • the ability to control a budget and work with figures
  • stamina with the ability to cope in a hot and busy kitchen
  • The ability to deal calmly with unexpected situations and crises.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their CVs and a convincing cover letter to indicating the job title applied for by Friday 7th February 2014. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: February 3, 2014 — 9:25 am