• Full Time
  • Sabi Sands
  • 30000 - R34000 - Live- In USD / Year
  • Salary: R30000 - R34000 - Live- In

  • Town/City: Sabi Sands
  • State/Province: Mpumalanga
  • Postal Code: 1260

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Stunning 5* Lodge in Sabi Sands is seeking a head chef reporting into the Executive Chef.

This is a live-in position

KEY OUTPUTS: Service and Kitchen Management

  •  Run and supervise the entire kitchen operation for the Lodge
  • Work with the Executive chef to ensure standards and goals are met
  • Ensure all menus are followed and food standard is excellent at all times
  • Support the chefs in daily supplies ordering from central store
  • Support and train new chefs on certain recipes if necessary
  • Work with Executive Chef to ensure effective implementation of Chef Academy training program
  • Continuous monitoring and control of dishes going out
  • Make personal contact with guests at each meal
  • Continuous encouragement and training of staff to provide the best food experience to guests
  • Be flexible when receiving unexpected request from guests and ensure you are able to accommodate unusual dietary requirements
  • Work within operational budgets
  • Stock control measures – including stock rotations and monthly stock take procedures as prescribed by the lodge financial co-ordinator
  • Implement and maintain stringent cleaning measures. This includes daily weekly and monthly cleaning as well as stock receiving. Ensure that all cleaning is COVID compliant
  • Attend weekly kitchen meeting with FOH and management team to ensure all items relating to the food experience and communicated and tended to People
  • Continuous training and motivation of all kitchen staff – including on the job training
  • Ensure all staff understand their responsibilities
  • Good communication with: – All chefs; including the Excutive Chef -Heads of Department – Lodge Manager 2 -Suppliers
  • Work closely with Executive Chef and General Manager to implement standards, and staff policies


  • Formal Chef Qualification
  • At least 5+ years Chef Experience required in 5 star hotels or lodges
  • International exposure is a plus


  •  Spoken and written English
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to Cost menu’s.
  • Passion for food and the food experience
  • Ability to lead a team of people effectively
  • Strong management skills, day-to-day, and long term
  • The ability to motivate staff to consistently deliver
  • Ability to think and act creatively within a team
  • Good knowledge of hospitality operations including butler service and rostering of staff
  • Ability to work flexibly


  • Patience
  • Attention to detail – Passion for training staff, creating fabulous food, and new ideas
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Sense of urgency
  • Passionate about guest delight
  • Diligence and self-motivation to meet deadlines and keep on top of your job
  • Willingness/ability to share information and teach and inspire others
  • Ability to adapt and have a sensitivity to the culture of the staff
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