Head Chef

  • Permanent
  • Ref #10368BUJ
  • Posted 6 days ago
  • Ladysmith, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, Africa
  • Chefs, Hospitality
Employer Description

Luxury Lodge in Ladysmith

Job Description

  • Keeping up to date information of all seasonal ingredients, so that menus could be kept fresh, interesting and have a variety of items
  • Planning menus, using interesting, quality ingredients, bearing in mind the nutritional value of food and ensuring that dishes are colourful, interesting and nourishing
  • The chef must have knowledge of all religious food laws, habits and customs
  • Ensuring that the purchase specifications are communicated to the purchasing department and quality is controlled on delivery
  • Distributing all work evenly between the staff of the operation
  • Taking immediate action regarding customer complaints and bringing these complaints to the attention of staff and management, to ensure these problems do not occur in the future
  • Keeping wastage to a minimum and ensuring that regular stock takes are carried out
  • Producing an annual budget and maintaining the regular or budgeted food cost percentage
  • Disciplining staff and maintaining the code of conduct for the establishment
  • Ensuring that hygiene and safety standards are maintained
  • Maintain a good relationship with staff and other heads of departments


  • Culinary Diploma


  • 4 Years Head Chef experience in a Lodge environment
  • Being able to speak Zulu will be an advantage
  • Strong menu planning and execution skills
  • HR knowledge and understanding of the South African labour laws
  • Good communication with staff, guests and suppliers
  • Attention to detail
  • Have good knowledge of food and wine
  • Team player

Salary / Package

R10 000 - R15 000


  • Accommodation
  • Food Allowance
  • Uniform

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