• Full Time
  • Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga - North
  • 24000 - R25000 (Monthly) USD / Year
  • Salary: R24000 - R25000 (Monthly)

  • Town/City: Mpumalanga - North
  • State/Province: Mpumalanga

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Head Chef – Luxury Lodge – Hoedspruit

Join my client’s prestigious safari lodge as a Head Chef. Lead, train, and inspire a talented kitchen team to create exceptional culinary experiences for guests.


My client is seeking a dynamic and innovative Head Chef to oversee the kitchen operations at their high-end safari lodge. The ideal candidate will lead and train a dedicated kitchen team to achieve the highest standards of guest satisfaction in a luxurious hospitality environment.

Key Outputs:

  • Service and Kitchen Management
  • Supervise the entire kitchen operation, ensuring excellent food standards at all times.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Chef to meet standards and goals.
  • Support chefs in daily supplies ordering and new recipe training.
  • Implement the Chef’s  training program and train all staff on new menus and dishes.
  • Continuously monitor and control dish quality.
  • Interact personally with guests at each meal, accommodating dietary requirements flexibly.
  • Work within operational budgets and manage stock control and invoice inputting.
  • Maintain stringent cleaning measures and attend weekly kitchen meetings to address food experience-related items.

People Management

  • Provide continuous training and motivation to all kitchen staff, ensuring clear understanding of responsibilities.
  • Maintain good communication with chefs, Heads of Department, Lodge Manager, and suppliers.
  • Collaborate closely with the Executive Chef, Lodge Manager, and General Manager to implement standards and staff policies.



  • Formal Chef Qualification.
  • At least 3+ years of chef experience in 5-star hotels, lodges, or busy restaurants.
  • Proven experience in a leadership or supervisory role.
  • International exposure is a plus.


  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of PAN Strat is advantageous.
  • Ability to cost menus effectively.
  • Passion for food and exceptional guest experiences.
  • Strong team leadership and delegation skills.
  • Excellent day-to-day and long-term management abilities.
  • Capability to motivate staff to consistently deliver at a 5-star level.
  • Creative problem-solving within a team environment.
  • Good knowledge of hospitality operations, including butler service and staff rostering.
  • Ability to create seasonal menus showcasing locally sourced ingredients.
  • Flexibility and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.

Personal Attributes:

  • Patience and attention to detail.
  • Self-motivation to enhance the guest experience continuously.
  • Passion for training staff, creating exceptional food, and innovating new ideas.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and sense of urgency.
  • Creative problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Passionate about guest delight.
  • Diligence and self-motivation to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to share information, teach, and inspire others.
  • Ability to adapt to cultural sensitivity and changing environments

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