Office Cook – Nairobi, Kenya

Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGOs in various business sectors across Africa.

Our client, a leading insurance company is looking to recruit an Office Cook. He/she must have more than five years’ experience as a home cook/ safari camp or both, have a Food Handling Certificate, must be thoroughly familiar with safety requirements, safe work practices & health regulations and have experience in planning & preparing menus and a wide range of cuisines. He/she will be responsible for preparing cooking and serving meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks) for staff & general kitchen cleanliness.


  • Plan menus.
  • Direct and coordinate food or beverage preparation.
  • Prepare and cook foods/meals of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.
  • Determine how food should be presented and ensure quality of meals.
  • Determine food or beverage costs and estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients.
  • Order and maintain inventory of food and supplies needed to ensure efficient operations.
  • Collaborate with other personnel to plan and develop recipes and menus, considering such factors as seasonal availability of ingredients.
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques to staff and be aware of changing culinary trends.
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Maintaining high level of hygiene in the kitchen including the dishes.
  • Other related duties as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Food Handling Certificate.
  • 5+ Years as a Home/Office cook or safari camp cook or both.
  • Demonstrated passion for cooking and commitment to quality and presentation.
  • Excellent organizational skills for efficient scheduling and inventory management.
  • Outstanding communication abilities, both verbal and written, to interact effectively with staff and management.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and exhibit leadership qualities.
  • Exceptional time management skills to ensure punctual meal preparation and service.

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Salary: Monthly Gross Salary: Kes 40,000 (Approx. 280 USD)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Career Level: Mid-Level
Job Type: Full Time
Deadline for applications: 14/04/2024