Junior Sous Chef

Wednesday, 10 April, 2019
Zelda Oelofse-Cornthwaite     +27 82 399 6381

Position:  Junior Sous Chef

Job brief

We are looking for a driven and focussed Junior Sous Chef to join our dynamic team in Stellenbosch.


  • Deputise in the Sous Chef's absence
  • Assist in selecting, training, supervising, developing, disciplining and counselling kitchen staff
  • Coordinate and participate in the activities of chefs and other kitchen personnel engaged in preparing and cooking foods to ensure efficient and profitable food service
  • Participate in planning menus and utilisation of food surplus
  • Assist in maintaining inventory, estimate food consumption, and purchase food and non-food items necessary for the kitchen operation
  • Direct and correct the presentation of optioning of food according to company standards
  • Assist in overseeing food operations
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Responsible for inventory
  • Good Health and Safety practice

 Job Skills & Requirements

  • Creativity: Knowledge of ingredients and how to use them in a creative way
  • Leadership Skills: Assist in managing the kitchen and assigning tasks, motivate colleagues in a high stress environment, good leader
  • Hands-Eye Co-ordinations: Great knife and prep skills
  • Developed sense of Taste and Smell
  • Time Management Skills: Must be time and task driven
  • Good communication skills, on all levels
  • A cool head and focussed
  • Organisational flair
  • a Grasp of profit margins
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience
  • Formal Training in Culinary Arts
  • Food and Wine Knowledge
  • Working knowledge of various computer software programs including, but not limited to Word-processing, spreadsheets and email.
  • Leadership / supervisory experience required
  • Focused, Driven, Deadline driven, Serious about growth, professional
  • Able to work flexible hours, weekends and holidays

Language Skills

 Ability to read, analyse and interpret general business publications, manuals or procedures. Able to communicate on all levels in an efficient manner. 

To apply, please forward your updated CV, Copies of Tertiary Education, 3-5 food photos you have prepared and updated profile photo to:


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