Head Chef

  • Permanent
  • Ref #407304AH
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Limpopo, South Africa, Africa
  • Chefs, Hospitality
Employer Description

A stunning 5* Game Lodge located in the Limpopo Province.

Job Description

KEY FOCUS AREAS – Scope of Work – Managing, leading, and training of the kitchen staff in line with the property food directive, ensuring food preparation to the highest standard. Effective Kitchen Administration to minimize shortages and wastage and effective stock control, assuming full responsibility of any shortages, wastage, and variances. Meet mandated cost through creativity and robust stock and accounting systems. Perform effective asset management to ensure that all company assets are maintained in the best possible condition. To review and analyze monthly accounts, highlight, and account for problem areas and ensure appropriate action is taken to rectify these problems. To take complete responsibility for the profitability of the department. To ensure that the Kitchen cleanliness and hygiene is of the highest standard. Maintain fridges and stores to ensure they are clean and stocked at the correct levels. Implement, monitor, and maintain constant communication between the Kitchen, Management and Front of House staff. Check that meals and functions are set up to standards. Staff food control: cost, quality and quantity. Attend meetings when required.


Grade 12 (essential). Min of 5 years’ experience in a 5* environment. Formal Chef qualification (advantageous).


Strong culinary background. Hands on and able to jump in as required in the preparation and presentation of meals. Strong admin skills, food costing, ordering, stock takes and monthly budgets. Excellent communicator. Organisational skills with great attention to detail.

Salary / Package

R25,000-R30,000 Gross per month


Accommodation, Meals on duty.