Nairobi Waldorf School Lavington Campus Head Cook Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Waldorf School Lavington Campus

Job Title: Head Cook

Reporting to: School Administrator
Location: Lavington Mageta Rd.
Deadline for application: 28th August 2016

Background: The Nairobi Waldorf School – – was founded in 1992. 

What our school has to offer through Waldorf education is as relevant as ever, with the increasing demand of modern life and its related social, political and economic issues, all of which require creative solutions.
Our school has established a nurturing and growing community, which shares the simple vision of raising our children holistically in true consciousness and love, with the goal of enabling them to contribute towards establishing a more peaceful and sustainable Kenya and Global community. 
We are among Africa’s oldest Waldorf schools and with the support and commitment of our highly qualified Teachers, the generosity and guidance of our Mentors, the faith of our Parents, and strength and commitment of present and former Board of Trustees we have grown steadily in spite of numerous challenges. 
We are offering Kenya a unique opportunity to nurture capable, competent and happy human beings.

Job Summary: A Head Cook provides support to the food service activities at the school with specific responsibilities for preparing and serving food items to students and/or school personnel; verifying quality of food and supplies; maintaining facilities in a safe and sanitary condition and guiding assigned personnel in the performance of their job functions. 

The head cook supervises all Catering and Cleaning staff.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Ensure high hygiene standard at all times
  • Overall responsible for strict hygiene rules across the kitchen and cleaning staff
  • Organic and healthy cooking including vegetarian option as per Waldorf principles.
  • Food supply procurement and healthy cooking
  • Cleans utensils, equipment, and the storage, food preparation, serving areas and cafeteria for the purpose of maintaining sanitary conditions.
  • Implements menu plans for the purpose of meeting students’ mandated daily nutritional requirements.
  • Inspects food items and/or supplies for the purpose of verifying quantity, quality and specifications of orders and/or complying with mandated health standards.
  • Inventories food and supplies for the purpose of ensuring availability of items required for meeting projected menu requirements.
  • Maintains equipment, storage, food preparation and serving areas in a sanitary condition for the purpose of complying with current health standards.
  • Manages assigned site operations (e.g. supervises personnel, delegates, create menus, monitors meal expenditures, evaluates new products and/or menus, record keeping, budgeting, ordering, arranging for substitutes, complying with guidelines and regulations, etc.) for the purpose of providing efficient food services in compliance with established nutritional and health requirements.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: 

Skills: Adhering to safety practices; planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; operating standard office equipment and equipment in a commercial kitchen; and using pertinent software applications.

Knowledge: Safety practices and procedures; quantify food preparation and handling; and sanitation practices.

Ability: Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; setting priorities; working as part of a team; working with interruptions; and working with detailed information/data.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget.
  • Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions.
  • There is a continual opportunity to impact the school’s services.
Education and Experience: Food & Beverage diploma or equivalent. At least 3years Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility in a school set up is desired.

Submitting your application

Clearly state your current and expected salary in the cover letter
All interested candidates must submit a CV (with references) and cover letter only to with the email subject ‘Application for Class Teacher’ before 28th August 2016.

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