Head Chef - De Waterkant

Career Custodians Date Job Posted: 07-Dec-2018

Location: Cape Town


A cosy restaurant in the famous De Waterkant is looking for a passionate, talented chef to head up the kitchen brigade. If fresh ingredients and creative freedom excites you, this might just be your dream job.


·      Grade 12 or equivalent

·      Professional Cookery Certificate/ Culinary Diploma is essential

Work experience:

·      Previous experience in the same or similar position in a 4/5 star hotel

·      Familiar with all duties and procedures in the Kitchen


·      Reliable, responsible and dependable to fulfil obligations

·      Attention to detail

·      Willingness to lead, take charge and offer direction

·      Ability to multitask

·      Show initiative by taking control of task 

·      Excellent communication skills

·      Friendly and service orientated

Tasks (include but not limited to):

·       Keep control of the ordering from delivery to issuing to different departments

·      Always be available to help with stock taking measures and assist with the capturing of it

·      Keeping cleaning rosters, time sheets, order sheets and maintenance rosters up to date and implemented

·      Have detailed documents on opening and closing procedures of the kitchens

·      To contribute and be involved in meetings and daily handovers

·      Carry out instructions given by management and the head office

·      Maintain food quality and presentation standards set by the Chairman   

·      To ensure food is prepared in a timely manor

·      Communicate a detailed handover to the Chairman on a daily basis

·      Report necessary problems and shortages to the Chairman  

·      Liaise with group food custodian on all new ideas and suggestions

·      Ensure that all HACCP standards are maintained

·      Ensure that the kitchen equipment is clean and in working order at all times

·      Maintain the tidiness of all store rooms, fridges and freezers

·      Make sure that at all times the kitchen is in a hygienic, clean and orderly fashion

·      Ensure that the facilities file is up to date and being correctly implemented

·      To ensure a minimum wastage of raw and cooked materials

·      Keep up to date with current promotions and new products

·      Keep staff personal information up to date in their files

·      Make sure all company rules and regulations are implemented at all times throughout the kitchen

·      To ensure that all staffing issues are dealt with in the correct manner in coherence with the Chairman

·      Maintain correct staffing levels

·      Correct disciplinary procedures and actions to be enforced at all times

·      Assist the Chairman with administrative work relating to disciplinary problems as needed

·      To maintain the status quo in the kitchen environment thus assisting to eliminate uncalled for disciplinary problems

·      Supervise the quality of food, work and produce in the kitchen

To apply for the position, please forward a motivational letter, an updated CV with a picture of yourself to [Please apply below]

**Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 5 days – please consider your application unsuccessful**

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Job ID
Job Title
Head Chef - De Waterkant
Employer Type
Cape Town
Salary Type
R 15 000 - R 18 000
Start Date
As soon As Possible
Meet all the necessary requirements listed in the job description
Are eligible to live and work in the country specified in the job description