Head Chef – Outside Nairobi.

Our client, in the hospitality Industry is currently looking to recruit a Head Chef. The successful candidate Must have experience working in a fine dining environment (4/5-star Hotel/Restaurant/Lodge), preparing international Cuisines, be conversant with food allergies and food costs, creating quality menus, professionally managing a small but a high-end kitchen. He/she MUST have experience managing people.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that production is correctly executed
  • Ensure high quality levels of products and services
  • Notify the server of completed orders
  • Manage his or her staff: training, motivating and structuring the team. He or she also ensures a good working atmosphere
  • To provide rigorous management: controlling raw material stocks, especially in terms of their cost
  • Practice cost-cutting measures
  • Stock and rotate food
  • Handle equipment, appliances, small wares, supplies, and tools
  • Perform opening procedures
  • Ensure the cleanliness and hygiene in the workplace and of the staff are of the highest standard.
  • Ensure that food cost levels are maintained as specified in the budget.
  • Develop and apply standard operating procedures.
  • Assist in training of new employees.
  • Lead and motivate team members to create a team environment which promotes good employee morale and ensures a high level of commitment and pride in the lodge.
  • Supervise work of junior Chefs
  • Ensure compilation of the kitchen Training Plan to meet the business objectives and develop team members.
  • Carry out performance reviews for team members every six months
  • Supervise the department to ensure effective operation on a day to day basis whilst maintaining company standards consistently, with attention to detail. This to include ensuring shift controls.


  •  Minimum of four year’s previous executive / head Chef experience required.
  • Management experience in a 4/5 Star hotel/restaurant/lodge.
  • Knowledge on International Cuisines.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • International experience is an added advantage.
  • Customer focused with a warm, friendly personality.
  • Excellent Communication and leadership skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • World-class hospitality, food and beverage service standards.

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  • Education:Diploma.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Outside Nairobi
  • Career Level: Junior Level.
  • Salary:Monthly Gross Salary: Kshs 100,000 (Approx. 1000 USD)
  • Deadline:31st October 2019.