Title: Head Chef – Restaurant,
Gross Salary: 50-60k,
Our client is a fast casual dining restaurant located in Thika. They are looking to hire an experienced Executive Chef, who will be tasked with managing the kitchen team and ensuring quality food is served to all customers.
Oversee all the food production, assist in daily food requirement orders, and maintenance of the highest professional food quality and sanitation standards
Ensure meals are produced on time, and sufficient quantities are available
Evaluate food products to ensure that quality standards are consistently attained
Maintain stock levels of all kitchen supplies
Ensure end of the month inventory is accurate
Plan orders of equipment or ingredients according to identified shortages
Approve the requisition of products and other necessary food supplies.
Delegate duties to kitchen staff as per the menu requirements
Ensure wastage is minimized by careful supervision of food preparation methods
Ensure proper hygienic storage methods are utilized to prevent food loss
Develop menus with new or existing culinary creations ensuring the variety and quality of the servings
Ensure food portions are maintained and food presentation is correct
Provide training and professional development opportunities for all kitchen staff.
Ensure proper staffing for maximum productivity and high standards of quality, stock closing and organize the issuing and receiving of kitchen supplies
Schedule and establish a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule for all kitchen areas and equipment.
Degree in Hospitality Management (Food Production Option)
3 years experience leading kitchen operations
Proven track record of cost control including food, equipment, labor and waste to meet the food quality goals and the hotel’s financial goals.
Demonstrate real passion for menu planning and leadership
Good knowledge of hygiene and sanitization regulations
Need to be able to manage staff, multitask when the kitchen gets busy, problem solving skills, and be keen to small details
Exceptional proven ability of kitchen management
Ability in dividing responsibilities and monitoring progress
Up-to-date with culinary trends and optimized kitchen processes
Well groomed and presentable individual with outstanding communication skills