Executive Signature Chef (5* Luxury Hotel)

  • Permanent
  • Ref #398516AH
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Johannesburg North, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
  • Chefs, Hospitality
Employer Description

A 5* Luxury Boutique Hotel located in Johannesburg.

Job Description

An Executive Chef has a passion for food and enjoys creating 5* dishes for local and international guests taking new food trends into consideration.  They need to be creative and be able to think on their feet when in the kitchen.  The Executive Chef will need to be a great team leader and develop their team in a way that allows them to grow in confidence and ability in the kitchen.   This position will oversee all activity in the kitchen, train personnel, plan menus, oversee product purchasing and manage culinary budget.  This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.

Very important that guests do not only want to visit Hotel for a meal, they must want to have a meal at “Executive Chef’s” restaurant at the Hotel.

Duties:

Daily menu planning and preparation of exquisite Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Banquets.  Menu planning in line with seasonal availability and trends. Menu planning in line with dietary restrictions. Develop recipes and portion specifications in accordance with consumer tastes, nutritional needs, product specifications, ease of preparation and established procedures and budgetary constraints; participate in other menu planning activities to include the determination of purchasing specifications, product and recipe testing and menu development. Assist operation managers as requested in areas such as plate presentation, special function menu planning and the design of new service areas. Costing, ordering and stock control. Good knowledge of kitchen hygiene and equipment maintenance. Menu planning in line with dietary restrictions. Develop recipes and portion specifications in accordance with consumer tastes, nutritional needs, product specifications, ease of preparation and established procedures and budgetary constraints; participate in other menu planning activities to include the determination of purchasing specifications, product and recipe testing and menu development. Assist operation managers as requested in areas such as plate presentation, special function menu planning and the design of new service areas. Costing, ordering and stock control. Good knowledge of kitchen hygiene and equipment maintenance. Work as a team with Sous Chef and Chef de Parties. Training and developing the kitchen team. Coordinate all training activities for kitchen and other production and service employees, including the identification and analysis of training needs and the design and implementation of programs to address these deficiencies. Managing, motivating and mentoring staff members. Prepare operational reports and analyses setting forth progress and adverse trends and make appropriate recommendations. Responsible to operate within the Policies and Procedures of the Hotel. Maintaining the standards of a 5* luxury hotel. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. Prepare operational reports and analyses setting forth progress and adverse trends and make appropriate recommendations.

Qualifications

Formal Professional Cookery Diploma required.

Skills

Strategic Thinking. Business Acumen.         Thoroughness. Leadership. Communication Proficiency. Presentation Skills. Experience in menu planning, stock taking and ordering for a 5* establishment. Experience in successful staff training and mentoring. Ability to run shifts with kitchen brigade reporting in, and deliver a consistent high quality of work. Fully computer literate in Office Suite. Excellent self-motivation and initiative. Ability to work harmoniously with management and staff of all levels. Ability to be resourceful, creative and work well under pressure and unsupervised. Have a stable work history.

Salary / Package

R30,000-R40,000 Negotiable

Benefits

Negotiable