Head Chef for a high-end lodge in Laikipia, Kenya

Our client, a high-end lodge in a private conservancy in Laikipia area, is looking for a passionate and hands-on Head Chef. The successful candidate MUST have at least 5 years of Chef experience – 3 of which have been in a well-recognised five-star hotel or world-class lodge, as a senior sous-chef. He/she MUST have a passion for creating fabulous food and exceptional attention to detail and quality control of all items produced in the kitchen.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for training chefs & implementing kitchen standards.
  • Set 7-day Menus.
  • Proactive Maintenance.
  • Good stock controls and stock rotation.
  • Good administration and personnel files to be kept according to Lodge Manager’s requirements.
  • Responsible for all food orders, storerooms, fridge and deep freezers.
  • Left-over management: left-overs to be discussed and processed every day.
  • Vehicles and containers transporting food to camps to be spotless.
  • Quality and quantity of snacks to game drives to be checked.
  • Responsible for bush banqueting, drink stops, picnics etc.
  • Excellent interaction with Guests.


  • A recognised Chef Diploma in cooking and baking.
  • Exceptional Food and Beverage knowledge and a clear knowledge of detailed stocktaking.
  • Financial management ability.
  • Experience in the service industry especially in dealing with guests and staff.
  • At least 5+ years relevant experience in a high-end camp.
  • A valid driver’s licence with at least 3 years driving experience.
  • Good computer literacy.
  • Excellent communication skills – with guests and fellow staff members.
  • Good organisational and lateral thinking ability.
  • Must adhere to World Class Hospitality and Service Standards.
  • Honest, have good integrity, proactive and driven person who has career ambitions.

Please click on the tab below to apply;

  • Education:Diploma.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Laikipia, Kenya.
  • Career Level:Upper Mid-Level.
  • Salary:Negotiable depending on individual skills and experience.
  • Deadline:28th April 2019.