Head Chef, Jozini

Last update 2024-03-03
Expires 2024-04-03
ID #2007141197
Head Chef, Jozini
South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Jozini,
Modified January 26, 2024


The Head chef will be responsible to develop and standardize recipes, maintain safety and sanitation in the kitchen, maintain equipment, design food presentation aesthetics, choose special menu items, and designs as well as determining menu prices. He will also be responsible for hiring and training new kitchen personnel. Additionally, Chefs are tasked to supervise all kitchen workers, including performance reviews, and take disciplinary action when necessary. Chefs may also need to assist in the preparation of meals in the kitchen during peak times.

Duties and responsibilities
Plans menus for all food outlets
Schedules and coordinates the work of chefs, cooks and other kitchen employees to assure that food preparation is economical and technically correct and within budgeted labour cost goals.
Approves the requisition of products and other necessary food supplies.
Ensures that high standards of sanitation, cleanliness and safety are maintained throughout all kitchen areas at all times.
Establishes controls to minimize food and supply waste and theft.
Safeguards all food preparation employees by implementing training to increase their knowledge about safety, sanitation and accident prevention principles.
Develops standard recipes and techniques for food preparation and presentation which help to assure consistently high quality and to minimize food costs; exercises portion control for all items served and assists in establishing menu selling prices.
Prepares necessary data for applicable parts of the budget; projects annual food, labour and other costs and monitors actual financial results; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that financial goals are met.
Attends food and beverage staff and management meetings.
Cooks or directly supervises the cooking of items that require skilful preparation.
Ensures proper staffing for maximum productivity and high standards of quality; controls food and payroll costs to achieve maximum profitability.
Evaluates food products to assure that quality standards are consistently attained.
Interacts with food and beverage management to assure that food production consistently exceeds the expectations of members and guests.
In conjunction with F&B management team, assist in maintaining a high level of service principles in accordance with established standards.
Evaluates products to assure that quality, price and related goods are consistently met.
Develops policies and procedures to enhance and measure quality; continually updates written policies and procedures to reflect state-of-the-art techniques, equipment and terminology.
Establishes and maintains a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule for all kitchen areas and equipment.
Provides training and professional development opportunities for all kitchen and restaurant staff.
Ensures that representatives from the kitchen attend service lineups and meetings.
Periodically visits dining area when it is open to welcome members.
Support safe work habits and a safe working environment at all times.
Assist with bar training and bar standards
Assist with stock issuing
Perform other duties as directed.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies
Proven kitchen, food, and people management experience
Working knowledge of various computer software programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS)
Culinary science or related certificate
Keep up with cooking trends and best practices
Ability to spot and resolve problems efficiently
Mastery in delegating multiple tasks
Communication and leadership skills
Up to date with food and beverages trends and best practices
Ability to manage personnel and meet financial targets

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Head chef

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