• Full Time
  • South Africa, North West, Madikwe
  • 28000 - R35000 (Monthly) USD / Year
  • This position has been filled
  • Salary: R28000 - R35000 (Monthly)

  • Town/City: Madikwe
  • State/Province: North West

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Executive Chef – Luxury Lodge – North West

Join our client in the wilderness! If you are a culinary virtuoso with a passion for wildlife and a track record in fine dining, Madikwe Game Reserve beckons you. This is your chance to create a culinary legacy amidst the breathtaking landscapes of one of South Africa’s premier game reserves. Unleash your culinary brilliance in the heart of nature as Executive Chef for our client’s luxury lodge.


Culinary Wonderland: Oversee the culinary magic within 2 lodge kitchens and private villas, specialising in “Fine Dining Cuisine” set against the backdrop of Madikwe’s natural beauty.

Leadership Safari: Manage a diverse team of 13 chefs, fostering a culture of excellence and camaraderie.

Wildlife Collaboration: Collaborate closely with General Management to harmonise culinary offerings with the unique atmosphere of Madikwe Game Reserve.

Roster Mastery: Create and manage shift rosters to balance productivity and well-being for your culinary brigade.

Tech-Infused Kitchen: Implement cutting-edge technology for computerised stock control, ensuring optimal inventory management.

Supply Expedition: Navigate weekly orders with precision to maintain a well-stocked and diverse kitchen.

Costing Mastery: Conduct pre-costings that align with budgetary goals without compromising on the extraordinary dining experience.

Hands-On Harmony: Embrace a hands-on approach, actively participating in kitchen activities while guiding and nurturing your team.

Salary: Experience a competitive remuneration ranging between R28,000 and R35,000 per month.

Live-In Perks: Enjoy the serenity of Madikwe with on-site accommodation and complimentary meals.

Time Off: Revel in a flexible 6-week on, 2-week off schedule, accommodating your work-life balance.

Profit Sharing: Become a part of our clients success story with inclusion in the profit-sharing staff trust after 5 years.

Provident Fund: Engage in long-term financial planning with a voluntary provident fund after 1 year.


Professional Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience in culinary management, preferably with at least 2 years in an executive chef or head chef role. Experience in a luxury lodge or resort setting is highly desirable.

Culinary Expertise: In-depth knowledge of various culinary styles, techniques, and cuisines. Demonstrated creativity in menu development and presentation.

Menu Planning: Proven ability to create, plan, and execute diverse and seasonal menus

Leadership Skills

Quality and Safety Standards: A commitment to maintaining the highest standards of food quality, hygiene, and safety. Familiarity with health and safety regulations and food handling protocols.

Budget Management: Proficiency in cost control, budgeting, and financial management, including the ability to optimise food costs and inventory.

Creativity and Innovation

Organisation and Time Management

Customer Service Focus

Wine and Beverage Knowledge

Communication Skills

Adaptability: Flexibility to work in a remote lodge environment, which may include irregular hours, long shifts, and adapting to the lodge’s specific needs and guest expectations.

Passion for Sustainability: An understanding and commitment to sustainable and environmentally responsible culinary practices, sourcing local and seasonal ingredients when possible.

Please send your resume, a smiling profile photo, best food portfolio and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We thank everybody for their interest in this position.

Good luck!!

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