Hot Kitchen Cook Job in Kitengela, Kenya

We are currently seeking qualified Cook (Hot Kitchen) with pastry experience to join our team in our entertainment facility (GMC Fun Place) based in Kitengela.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare a wide variety of goods following traditional and modern recipes.
  • Understand visitors’ preferences and make suggestions based on findings.
  • Ability to do a variety of pastries which include cakes, pies, croissants, meat pies, chicken pies, quiches, tarts, doughnuts, muffins, samosas etc.
  • Ability to decorate pastries and cakes using different icings, toppings etc.
  • Monitor stocks for baking ingredients and make appropriate orders within budget.
  • Assist the head chef in coordinating the entire kitchen operation, stewarding, cooks/ prep cooks and the pass during scheduled shifts.
  • Estimates food stocks, ordering supplies for the outlets supervise portion control and quantities of preparation to minimize wastage and ensure customer gets value for money.
  • Set up workstations with all needed ingredients and cooking equipment.
  • Prepare ingredients to use in cooking (chopping and peeling vegetables, cutting meat etc.)
  • Responsible for ensuring an outlet product quality and standard before the product gets to the customer.
  • Ensure great presentations by dressing dishes before they are served.
  • Ensuring FIFO policy is followed.
  • Check the quality of the material and condition of equipment and devices used for cooking.
  • Maintain a lean and orderly cooking station and adhere to health & safety standards.
  • Visiting clients on the table from time to time for quality check and customer service.
  • Keeps the head chef fully informed of all rising issues, unusual matters of significance, promptly taking corrective actions where necessary.
  • Responsible for orienting, training and coaching and evaluation of new kitchen staff.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Diploma in food production or relevant field.
  • At least 2-years’ experience in a hot kitchen.
  • Proven experience pastry-making, baking or relevant role.
  • Great attention to detail and creativity.
  • In-depth knowledge of sanitation principles, food preparation and baking techniques and nutrition.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team.
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times.

Applications should be sent to with “Hot Kitchen Cook” being the subject of the email, with detailed CV, names & addresses of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: We do not charge any fees for recruitment.

Hospitality and Food Industry
Updated: February 23, 2020 — 6:23 pm