Head Chef


Luxury hotel Knysna is looking for a passionate, talented chef to head up the kitchen brigade. If fresh ingredients and creative freedom excite you, this might just be your dream job.


Grade 12 or equivalent

Professional Cookery Certificate/ Culinary Diploma is essential

Work experience:

Previous experience in the same or similar position in a 4/5 star hotel

Familiar with all duties and procedures in the Kitchen


Reliable, responsible and dependable to fulfil obligations

Attention to detail

Willingness to lead, take charge and offer direction

Ability to multitask

Show initiative by taking control of task ÂÂ

Excellent communication skills

Friendly and service orientated

Tasks (include but not limited to):

Keep control of the ordering from delivery to issuing to different departments

Always be available to help with stock taking measures and assist with the capturing of it

Keeping cleaning rosters, time sheets, order sheets and maintenance rosters up to date and implemented

Have detailed documents on opening and closing procedures of the kitchens

To contribute and be involved in meetings and daily handovers

Carry out instructions given by management and the head office

Maintain food quality and presentation standards set by the COO and Chairman  ÂÂ

To ensure food is prepared in a timely manor

Communicate a detailed handover to the COO and Chairman on a daily basis

Report necessary problems and shortages to the COO and Chairman ÂÂ

Liaise with group food custodian on all new ideas and suggestions

Ensure that all HACCP standards are maintained

Ensure that the kitchen equipment is clean and in working order at all times

Maintain the tidiness of all storerooms, fridges and freezers

Make sure that at all times the kitchen is in a hygienic, clean and orderly fashion

Ensure that the facilities file is up to date and being correctly implemented

To ensure a minimum wastage of raw and cooked materials

Keep up to date with current promotions and new products

Keep staff personal information up to date in their files

Make sure all Village N Life rules and regulations are implemented at all times throughout the kitchen

To ensure that all staffing issues are dealt with in the correct manner in coherence with the COO and Chairman

Maintain correct staffing levels

Correct disciplinary procedures and actions to be enforced at all times

Assist the COO and Chairman with administrative work relating to disciplinary problems as needed

To maintain the status quo in the kitchen environment thus assisting to eliminate uncalled for disciplinary problems

Supervise the quality of food, work and produce in the kitchen

To apply for the position, please forward a motivational letter, an updated CV with a picture of yourself to [Please apply below]

**Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 5 days – please consider your application unsuccessful**


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