Head Chef - Paarl

Tuesday, 4 February, 2020
Western Cape  

A well-known winery in Paarl is looking to recruit a Head Chef or a new start-up, with a genuine passion for food and wine, who is excited by new challenges and can demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual; ready to roll-up his/her sleeves and hit the ground running in order to launch a new restaurant by mid-April.

This role would require an ambitious individual capable of leading a team to develop and bring to life an innovative, Bistro-style daytime restaurant, to complement the historic and premium wine brand.

With plenty to be getting on with, your main responsibilities will include: 

  • Delivering food products of consistent high quality, following standard recipes and meeting special guest requests
  • Full management of monthly stock counts, food costs and budgeted GP’s.
  • Taking immediate corrective actions where necessary to ensure compliance with all quality standards, especially health & food safety practices and controls.
  • Managing and adhering to kitchen budgets and forecasts.
  • Recruiting, developing and leading a motivated and efficient team
  • Engaging with key stakeholders to ensure cross-functional effectiveness

Inherent Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Head Chef
  • Professional Cookery qualification
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications

 Experience and skills

  • Developing and costing menus that offer the food needs, dietary requirements and expectations of guests, in line with the Estates vision.
  • Experienced in preparing annual plans including budgets and monitoring financial performance.
  • Experienced in selecting, motivating, guiding and leading operational team members.
  • Competent in developing, training and ensuring policies, processes and standards are implemented and applied across the kitchen and back of house.
  • Ability to monitor and ensure compliance with health, safety, security and other legal requirements across the kitchen.
  • Great collaborator and influencer on social Media
  • Agile and Change Fit

Interested? apply via via the link below -