Head Chef - Iconic 5-Star Dining (Cape Town)

Thursday, 23 June, 2022
Zelda Oelofse-Cornthwaite     0823996381
Cape Town  

A sophisticated top-end restaurant in the heart of Cape Town, offers an iconic 5-star dining experience and is seeking an Experienced Head Chef to spearhead the overall kitchen operations.

The perfect individual is highly self-motivated, someone with a strong background relating to Fine Dine Cuisine with exceptional culinary skills, passionate about food, experienced in managing the kitchen operations in a 5-star restaurant  and kitchen environment, quality driven, a leader, stable and able to perform under pressure.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A formal Culinary Education
  • Minimum of 5 years‘ experience as a Head Chef, leading a highly motivated kitchen team, with a love for sophisticated dining
  • Stable and solid track record with contactable references
  • International culinary experience will be advantageous
  • Valid driver’s license and own reliable transport

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Head Chef will work closely with an international award-winning entrepreneur relating to the menu engineering, costing, recipe design and testing, kitchen budget management
  • Strong financial and administrative competence to drive through commercial efficiencies, kitchen budgets and to ensure profitability
  • Strict stock controls and management, stock movement, rotation, ordering, supplier liaison and price negotiations
  • Excellent control of food cost, wastage and kitchen preparation
  • Ongoing staff training and development and staff recruitment
  • Ensuring the team has high standards of food hygiene and follow the rules of health and safety

Key Skills Required:

  • The position requires a creative and a hands-on approach to food preparation and cooking
  • Creative and passionate about the culinary industry
  • Strong operational and administrative skills
  • Ability to lead and manage a team of people effectively
  • Strong operational and management skills, day-to-day, and long-term
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Resourceful, creative and forward thinking
  • Adaptable to change
  • Computer literate


Market Related • Dependant on experience

 Start Date: Asap


Email your updated CV and supporting documents to  Zelda: info@pmrecruitment.co.za 

OR apply online: https://pmrecruitment.co.za/jobs/head-chef-sophisticated-dining-cape-town/

 Due to the high volume of CV’s received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Pick Me Recruitment • 082 399 6381 • Zelda Oelofse-Cornthwaite

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