Executive Chef for a Restaurant in Karen

Our client, a restaurant owner, is looking for a self-driven and creative Executive Chef for its restaurant in Kenya. The Executive Chef will be responsible for all food production including all items produced for the restaurant, banqueting, and/or other outlets. The Executive Chef is expected to maintain the highest professional food quality and hygiene standards throughout.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and coordinate the kitchen team to ensure food preparation is economical and within budgeted labour cost goals.
  • Ensure that high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and safety are maintained throughout all kitchen areas at all times.
  • Evaluates food products to ensure that the company’s quality standards are consistently attained.
  • Plan menus for all food outlets.
  • Consistently monitors menu performance and advise management on necessary adjustments.
  • Project annual food, labour and other costs and monitors actual financial results.
  • Establish and maintain controls to minimize food waste and theft.
  • Approve the requisition and purchase of products and other necessary food supplies.
  • Develops standard recipes (Recipe Book) and techniques for food preparation and presentation.
  • Attend food & beverage staff and management meetings.
  • 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.
  • Develops policies and procedures to enhance and measure quality.

Desirable skills & Experience:

  • NVQ level 2/3 in food preparation and cookery (or equivalent qualification).
  • Food safety Certificate (HACCP).
  • Previous experience of cooking and food preparation in a high-volume environment.
  • Driving License.
  • Excellent interpersonal/oral communication and customer service skills.
  • The ability to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to handle challenging situations and problem solve.
  • Basic I.T skills including Word and Excel.

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  • Education:Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Career Level:Upper Mid-Level.
  • Salary:Ksh. 250,000 (Approx. 2500 USD) monthly gross depending on skills and experience.
  • Deadline:19th of May 2019.