Head Chef – Outskirts of Nairobi.

Our client, in the outskirts of Nairobi, has 2 lodges and 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:

  • Manage his or her staff: training, motivating and structuring the team.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.

Please click on the tab below to apply:

  • Education:Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Outskirts of Nairobi.
  • Career Level:Junior Level.
  • Salary:Ksh. 80,000 (Approx. 800 USD) Gross depending on individual skills and experience.
  • Deadline:26th August 2019.