A luxury 5 star Game Lodge located in Mpumalanga
Your roles and responsibilities are as follows:
Responsible for the delegation of daily responsibilities & duties to the kitchen team. Monitoring that all junior chefs are completing all the allocated duties within the designated working hours. Training of the entire kitchen team to improve food productivity & knowledge ensuring a better team output. Assisting in menu creation, dish testing & menu training according to property food directives & concepts. Creating awareness of the influence of global culinary trends & patterns amongst the team and create dishes/dining experiences based on the information. Ensure that products are ordered, issued & used in the most economical & cost-effective way which will result in the kitchen team operating in line with budgeted expenditure. To be fully responsible for the monthly stock take procedure and along with the Executive Chef. To be involved with the monthly kitchen budget allocation & month end procedure. To be involved in setting the budget parameters & understand the financial status of the department on a weekly basis. Team Support & Product Knowledge. Excellent attention to detail, excellent hygiene principles. Proactive, use initiative and creative flair when required.
People skills – tolerance, patience and care. Leadership skills with passion for development and skills transfer. Sound knowledge of food preparation and kitchen hygiene. Sound knowledge and understanding of all dietary and religious requirements. Good knowledge and understanding of stock procedures and control. Good knowledge of product and supply chains. Good knowledge of planning, budgeting, and departmental administration. Good knowledge of creating, implementing, and maintaining written control documents and training manuals.
Minimum 8 Years’ experience gained in a similar role. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), practicing honest communication. Team player with positive attitude, enthusiasm and emotional control. Excellent time management and self-discipline, interpersonal & problem-solving skills. Committed and loyal, adaptable and flexible. Must work accurately under pressure.