Chief / Head Cook Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Our client, a Guest House based in Nairobi, offering accommodation, conferencing and restaurant services in a Christian environment is looking to fill the position of Chief / Head Cook to be in charge of all kitchen activities and staff.

Job Brief: We are looking for a hospitality professional, innovative, organized team leader and player who is passionate about working in the hospitality industry in a Christian environment.

The key objectives of this position will be to manage costs while increasing revenue, increase the quality menu items, portion control, manage waste and pilferage.

Job Responsibilities

  • Menu planning and overseeing execution.
  • Developing new recipes
  • Project orders and requisition as per the menus.
  • Ensure the kitchen operates in a timely way meeting quality standards
  • Prepare the budget for the kitchen
  • Inventory Management
  • Ensure purchase of quality food items and that quality food is prepared
  • Ensure proper maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene standards as per required standards.
  • Comply with and enforce health & safety regulations & standards.
  • Allocate duties and working schedules to kitchen staff.
  • Conduct regular in-house training for kitchen staff.
  • Coach, mentor and perform regular appraisals for the kitchen staff.
  • Seek feedback on catering issues and take appropriate action on issues raised and provide periodic update to the manager.
  • Keep track of new trends in the industry and advise accordingly.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Diploma from accredited college/institution (Utalii College graduates encouraged to apply)
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Familiar with the industry’s best practice

Salary budget Ksh 50,000 to Ksh 60,000 gross

Apply by 21st August 2019 5pm by emailing your CV only to recruitment@verde-edge.com

Subject Line: Head Cook

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Hospitality and Food Industry
Updated: August 16, 2019 — 3:47 am