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Head Chef – Safari Lodge – Mpumalanga
Our client is seeking a talented and experienced Head Chef to lead their kitchen team at a safari camp located near a Kruger Gate in Mpumalanga.
As the Head Chef, you will be responsible for creating menus that reflect our commitment to local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients, as well as managing and training our kitchen staff.
• Develop menus that showcase the best of South African cuisine while incorporating international flavors and culinary techniques
• Maintain high standards of food quality, presentation, and taste
• Train and manage the kitchen team, including scheduling, performance reviews, and mentoring
• Ensure compliance with all food safety and sanitation standards
• Manage inventory levels, food costs, and ordering to minimize waste and maximize efficiency
• Collaborate with other departments to ensure a seamless guest experience
• Stay current on culinary trends and techniques, and apply them to menu development and kitchen operations • Build and maintain relationships with local suppliers and vendors
• Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Head Chef in a high-volume, upscale restaurant or hotel
• Excellent leadership and communication skills
• Strong knowledge of local and international culinary techniques and ingredients
• Ability to create menus that are both creative and cost-effective
• Understanding of financial management and ability to manage budgets
• Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Strong organizational and time-management skills
• Commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship
If you are passionate about South African cuisine and want to be part of a dynamic team that values excellence, creativity, and collaboration, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.
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