Restaurant Manager - Stellenbosch

Saturday, 14 September, 2019
Zelda Oelofse-Cornthwaite     0823996381


Job Overview

Our client, situated in the secluded beauty of the Devon Valley at the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, seeks an experienced Restaurant Manager on this truly unique Wine and Stud Estate.

The candidate will be responsible for ensuring a profitable and efficiently run restaurant and exceptional service.


Requirements, Duties

Strong Food & Beverage background including excellent wine knowledge (WSET or CWA background is beneficial)

 Sound accounting practices which includes invoicing, deposit handling, accurate stock management and true reporting of any deviations, true cash-ups and -reports and procurement

Ordering stock items from approved and preferred suppliers which is in line with the company rules and regulations.

Management of staff related issues such as daily staff training, staff motivation and morale, staff recruitment, staff retainment, staff discipline and counselling, staff rostering, communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; adhering to policies and procedures

Taking full responsibility for the day-to-day running of the restaurant which includes all operational challenges and solutions, Maintaining a service centric culture at all times

Taking full responsibility for managing an Occupational Health and Safety environment which includes the management of a daily hygiene roster, daily health and safety tasks and the service and maintenance of all health and safety equipment in front of house

 Maintains operations by preparing policies and standard operating procedures; implementing production, productivity, quality, and service centric standards; determining and implementing system improvements

 Maintains guest satisfaction by monitoring, evaluating, and managing quality control, beverage, and service offerings; initiating improvements; building relationships with guests

Basic HR duties such as recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counselling, and disciplining management staff; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; enforcing policies and procedures

Accomplishes company goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments


Skills and Qualifications

A recognised hospitality qualification and wine training qualification will be advantageous, At least 5 years’ experience in a management roll, fundamental understanding of running and managing a profitable restaurant, strategic planning, verbal communication, customer and service centric, management proficiency, quality focus

Willing and able to work flexible working hours in line with hospitality industry practices, including weekends and public holidays.

Own vehicle with a valid drivers' license


Personal Skills

Highly motivated and passionate about the hospitality industry 

Meticulous, assertive, alert, inspirational 

Deadline and timeline driven 

Great multi-tasking skills 

Good communication skills on all levels 

Able to work systematically and accurately 

Hard -working, honest, great team-player


Application Details –

Updated CV with contactable references 

Recent, presentable profile photo

Copies of Tertiary Education

Copies of Written references

Copy of your Driver’s licence



Competitive market related salary. To be discussed during the interview