5 Star Luxury Game Lodge, located in the Pilanesberg regions
Your roles and responsibilities will be as follows: ‘
Take responsibilities and fill in where needed when the Head Chef is off. Assist in the executive chef maintaining and improving standards in the kitchen. Set up the kitchen prior to service and prepare kitchen mise-en-place. Advise management of possible improvements to all aspects concerning the kitchen, including service and staff conditions. Ensure that sufficient stocks of all materials are being kept and stored under the correct conditions. Liaise with management daily regarding special requirements, VIP’s, functions. Ensure that all Invoices get passed to Accounts department for payment. Ensure tightest control over kitchen security.
Assist Ops Manager in controlling operating equipment, and assist also in preventative maintenance in the restaurant. Ensure that the kitchen is set up and ready for service. Ensure that the front of house staff have enough stock and equipment. Regularly check for maintenance requirements and follows up. Ensure that all equipment is in working order. Any faulty or damaged equipment must be reported to management immediately.
Discipline of staff through liaison with the Executive Chef and OPS Manager. Ensure all staff are aware of availability of products. Directly supervise and co-ordinate the activities of grillers, bakers, salad makers, pasta chefs, scullery including the production and management of rosters. Ensure that attendance registers are kept daily and that any absenteeism is reported to management without delay.
Check food presentation and temperature to make sure of its quality. Ensure that you adhere to the Quality Management System of the restaurant. Ensure quality by good portion control and pleasing presentation of dishes. Health and hygiene, Ensure a “clean as you go” discipline is adhered to. Ensure staff maintain standards of hygiene and cleanliness in all kitchen areas.
Maintains current knowledge about changes in policies and procedures. Stays abreast of new products and equipment relating to our field of work. Constantly update your knowledge and skills for the good of the establishment. Attend all training sessions as dictated by head office. Know all items on the menu and the ingredients and method of preparation of each.
Minimum 5 years experience gained in a Game Lodge. Microsoft office. Ability to lead a team and manage all areas when Head Chef is off. Good time keeper. Innovative and Creative. Prioritized and organized.