Executive Chef


Our Client is a well-established Restaurant based in Nairobi that specializes mostly in Intercontinental cuisine. They seek to hire a passionate and highly experienced Executive Chef with International Exposure that will be responsible for all food production and kitchen operations.

Job title: Executive Chef

Industry: Hospitality

Location: Nairobi

Reporting to: The General Manager

Salary: Competitive based on experience


  • Schedules and coordinates the work of Chefs, Cooks and other kitchen employees to ensure food preparation is economical, technically correct and within budgeted labor cost goals.
  • Ensures that high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and safety are maintained throughout all kitchen areas at all times.
  • Evaluates food products to ensure that the companies quality standards are consistently attained
  • Prepares necessary data for applicable parts of the budget; projects annual food, labor and other costs and monitor actual financial results and takes corrective action to ensure financial targets are met
  • Establishes and maintains controls to minimize food waste and theft
  • Safeguards all food handlers work practices by implementing training programs to increase their knowledge about safety, hygiene and accident prevention techniques
  • Approves the requisition and purchase of products and other necessary food supplies
  • Develops standard recipes and techniques for food preparation and presentation which help to assure consistently high quality
  • Implements measures to minimize food costs; exercises portion control for all items served and works with the Food & Beverage controller in establishing menu selling prices.
  • Consult with the Food & Beverage Controller about the food production aspects of special events and banquets.
  • Ensures proper staffing, maximum productivity and exceptional quality standards; controls food and wage costs to achieve maximum profitability.
  • The Executive Chef develops policies and procedures to enhance and measure quality; continually updating written policies and procedures to incorporate state-of-the-art techniques, equipment and terminology.


  • Diploma in Food Production.
  • Maths & English to grade C GCSE level (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 6 years working experience
  • NVQ level 2/3 in food preparation and cookery (or equivalent qualification)
  • Food safety Certificate (HACCP) and Hygiene Training
  • Must have previous experience of cooking and food preparation in a high-volume environment
  • Excellent interpersonal/oral communication and customer service skills.
  • The ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to lead and motivate.
  • Excellent organizational and management skills.
  • Ability to handle challenging situations and problem solve.
  • Flexible attitude to working hours
  • Organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Executive Chef- Restaurant) to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 17th July 2019.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV.

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing. Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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Nairobi County

Hospitality and Food Industry
Updated: July 9, 2019 — 6:29 pm