Head Cook
Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND
Location Nairobi
Job Field Catering / Confectionery
Job Description

As a head cook you will be responsible for everything that goes on in the kitchen. Not only will you be required to oversee all meals from start to finish, you will also be tasked with meeting health and safety standards and dreaming up new recipes for the restaurant.

Duties and Responsibilities

Customer Service

To cook a variety of high quality items for a range of events including large functions, high end fine dining and day to day produce for all customers
To receive feedback from customers and actively make efforts to address any issues, seeking continuous improvements
Peoples Culture

To supervise the work of kitchen staff team.
To participate in staff rosters which require a level of flexibility on working hours and days
To complete new employees inductions
Attend staff meetings on a regular basis
Inspire a diverse team through leading by example at all times to achieve the desired results
Financial Control

To assist in receiving food and beverage stocks from reputable suppliers adhering to appropriate quality standards
To contribute towards achieving cost of goods targets through efficient control of portion sizes, utilization of seasonal produce, stock control and minimization of wastage for efficient production
To assist in carrying out stock takes of all food, beverage and equipment as requested
To ensure all food is stored and labelled in the correct manner
Business Process and Innovation

To provide quality menus consistently for all customers and adhere to these standards at all times
Daily ordering of product, appropriate storage, food preparation, shelf display and presentation of product at a high level.
Ensure high standard of cleaning, hygiene and order throughout the restaurant
To follow Work Health and Safety guidelines for all products and working practices, including adhering to cleaning procedures, maintaining food and beverages at the correct temperatures, correct storage of goods, safe operation of equipment, and avoidance of spills, trips and slips.
To follow policy and procedures
To present oneself professionally and demonstrate clear communication
Work Health and Safety

Ensure policies and procedures are implemented as required
Investigate workplace hazards and ensure corrective actions are implemented
Ensure areas of responsibility comply with Work Health and Safety policies and procedures
Ensure staff are appropriately trained in WHS, standard work method statements and risk assessment
Ensure standard work method statements are reviewed annually
Provide advice and assistance on Work Health and Safety issues within the unit and ensure workplace inspections are carried out as required

To carry out any other duties commensurate with the nature and level of the position

Qualification Requirements

Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or relevant experience within hospitality sector.
Experience in managing a high volume banqueting environment and the ability to work in a calm manner
Demonstrated knowledge and passion for creative and modern food production in a high volume environment
High standard of professional and personal presentation
The ability to engage positively with customers and team members at all times
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to deal with people at all levels within the organization
Possess excellent organizational, time management and communication skills
Information technology skills and knowledge of Microsoft suite
Understanding that this role will include flexibility as well as working for long hours due to business demands


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