Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Executive Sous Chef Jobs in Tanzania at Zeebra Junction

Job Title: Executive Sous Chef - Zanzibar

Employer: Zeebra Junction

Duty Station: Zanzibar

Application Deadline: 14th Aug 2013

Job Description:
I am currently looking for a Tanzanian National to take up an Executive Sous Chef position at a 5 star unit in Zanzibar with an International firm.

Key outputs:
Service and Kitchen Management
• Support Executive Chef in all kitchen management duties
• Assume responsibilities of Executive Chef in their absence
• Ensure all menus are followed and food standard is excellent at all times
• Oversee the choice of recipes and train each chef on the proper use of the ingredients
• Check and control all preparation of dishes and food before it goes out
• Make personal contact with guests on arrival and throughout their stay to understand special dietary requirements and enhance the guest experience
• Continuous encouragement and training of staff to provide the best food experience to guests
• Work with managers in creating to new ideas and situational dining to enhance the guest food experience
• Be flexible when receiving unexpected request from guests and ensure you are able to accommodate unusual dietary requirements
• Manage Kitchen Hygiene: Perform 1 – 3 minute cleaning tasks and set the example that everyone in the kitchen is responsible for hygiene, safety and cleaning
•Oversee and ensure good communication within your team including, holding a monthly and daily morning meeting with kitchen team
• Continuous training, skills development and motivation of all kitchen staff – including on the job training, monthly food workshops, training on kitchen equipment and hygiene • Management of staff administration, including - staff roster and leave structure and staff attendance register, staff inductions and personnel file management
• Manage staff performance and ensure all staff understand their responsibilities
• Take disciplinary action when necessary as per company policies
• Assist with hiring and screening of all staff – ensure the right people are in the right positions
• Work with Staff chefs to ensure the staff food is delicious and nutritious
Stock Management and Supplier Relations
• Responsible for all food orders
• Responsible for stock management and stock take of all food on the last day of each month with senior chef and one chef in training
• Manage Budget and food costs with Executive Chef
• Manage all store rooms and deep freezes
• Have knowledge of products, suppliers, prices and current stock
• Organize ‘911’ food section in your deep freezer and dry store
• Keep a diary to organize all daily, weekly and monthly information
• Ensure there are sufficient cleaning materials, and chemicals in stock
• Check and rotate stocks in fridges and freezers daily
• Management of empty containers and Tupperware to ensure no unauthorized food leave the kitchen
• Train all senior chefs on acceptable and unacceptable quality for receiving goods
• Talk to suppliers, Stone Town and Arusha Procurement departments about the quality you need and send anything else back
• Liaise with the manager on the ‘up to the moment head count’ to ensure the correct amount of food is prepared.
• Ensure that equipment is in working order and that it is always returned to the correct storage place
• Maintain good working relationships with suppliers

• Kitchen management – including all kitchen administration, general hygiene and people management • Budget management

• Formal Chef Qualification
• At least 3+ years senior Chef Experience required in 5 star hotels or lodges

• Spoken and written English
• Computer literate

• Comfortable working unsupervised
• Attention to detail
• Passion for training staff, creating fabulous food, and new ideas
• Good interpersonal skills
• Sense of urgency
• Passionate about guest delight
• Diligence and self-motivation to meet deadlines and keep on top of your job
• Willingness/ability to share information and teach and inspire others
• The successful candidate must be able to work under pressure, have attention to detail, must be accurate, customer focused, have a positive outlook, excellent team player, committed, hardworking and eager to learn.

How to Apply:
The package is on a live-in basis with a salary of USD 1,500 to USD 2,000 depending on experience.

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