Head Chef Job in Thika, Kenya (45K)

We are looking for an experienced and qualified Head Chef to organize the kitchen’s activities.

You will be the first in command in the facilities and will create and inspect dishes before they arrive at the customers ensuring high quality and contentment.

Salary: Kshs 45,000

Location: Thika


  • Control and direct the food preparation process and any other relative activities
  • Construct menus with new or existing culinary creations ensuring the variety and quality of the servings
  • Approve and “polish” dishes before they reach the customer
  • Plan orders of equipment or ingredients according to identified shortages
  • Arrange for repairs when necessary
  • Remedy any problems or defects
  • Be fully in charge managing and training kitchen staff
  • Oversee the work of subordinates
  • Estimate staff’s workload and compensations
  • Maintain records of payroll and attendance
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Foster a climate of cooperation and respect between co-workers


  • At least 5 years’ experience working in hot and cold kitchen as head chef
  • At least a diploma in a hospitality related course, from a reputable institution, preferably Utalii or IHTI
  • Exceptional proven ability of kitchen management
  • Ability in dividing responsibilities and monitoring progress
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills
  • Up-to-date with culinary trends and optimized kitchen processes
  • Good understanding of useful computer programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS)
  • Credentials in health and safety training
  • Ability to lead and train a team
  • Menu knowledge and development
  • Ability to cater for large groups of up to 2000 pax on short notice
  • Ability to maintain high standards of hygiene in the kitchen.
  • Stock management
  • Very honest and reliable

If you meet the above qualifications kindly send your CV to vacancies@jantakenya.com to reach us on or before 15th October 2018 clearly indicating Head Chef on the subject line.

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Thika, Kenya

Kiambu County

Hospitality and Food Industry
Updated: October 9, 2018 — 4:32 pm