HEAD CHEF - Boutique Hotel, Houghton, Johannesburg

Tuesday, 27 April, 2021
Zelda Oelofse-Cornhwaite     0823996381

Pick Me Recruitment is looking for an Experienced and Innovative Head Chef to manage and run the overall kitchen operations of a luxurious Boutique Hotel and Performance Art Theatre. This luxurious boutique hotel on two and a half acres of lush gardens in Houghton, Johannesburg dates back to the 1920’s and is a haven of tranquillity and old-world charm close to the business districts of Sandton, Rosebank and the Johannesburg CBD.

The property offers 12 individually styled, rooms and suites, 6 separate dining rooms and a rustic garden where breakfast, lunch and dinners are served.

The verdant grounds include a cosy performance Art Theatre that is able to host over 100 guests and various conference facilities that is able to host up to 100 delegates.

The perfect candidate is someone with exceptional culinary skills, experience in running and managing local or international top-end restaurants, a hands-on approach to food development and production, strong operational and communication skills, is resourceful, creative and up to date with current culinary trends, experience in recipe development and testing.

Minimum Requirements & Key Responsibilities

  • A formal culinary education
  • Matric
  • Previous experience as an Executive Chef at a top-end local or international restaurant
  • French Cuisine experience
  • Valid driver’s license and own reliable transport
  • Excellent control of food cost, wastage and kitchen preparation
  • Supplier liaison and inventory control
  • Ongoing staff training and development
  • Ensure all OHASA and Covid-19 regulations are met

Key Skills Required

  • The position requires a creative and a hands-on approach to food production
  • Creative and passionate about the culinary industry and concept development
  • Strong operational and administrative skills
  • Ability to lead and manage a team of people effectively
  • Strong 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


Based on experience

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

All applications submitted must contain:

  • Updated CV with contactable references
  • Tertiary Educational documents
  • Written Reference Letters
  • A recent presentable profile photo’s
  • Your top 8 food photos

How to apply
Email Zelda at info@pmrecruitment.co.za

OR apply online below


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