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CHEF | Cape Town

Application to be submitted to:

Closing date: 22 January 2024

Scope & General Purpose of the Job:

To efficiently manage the kitchen and catering function ensuring, financial, quality and service parameters are met as per the commercial contract requirements

Responsible to: Catering Manager
Responsible for: Kitchen Staff
In communication with: Area Manager, Catering Manager

Education / Qualification and Experience Requirements:

Minimum Education / Qualification: Minimum Level / Years of Experience:
Culinary arts Qualification / Food service qualification or equivalent No qualifications

Key Performance Areas:

  1. Stock Control
  2. Menu Planning
  3. Hygiene, Food Safety, General Safety & Quality Standards
  4. Management of Food Production and Service
  5. Management of Human Resources (subordinates)
  6. General Assistance
  7. Self-Management


  1. Professional Cooking Skills, able to produce meals professionally across a wide range of menus ensuring skilful presentation
  2. Basic Menu Planning Skills, able to plan menus at a basic level and in liaison with the Catering Manager
  3. Communication Skills, able to communicate fluently in English, both verbally and in writing
  4. Basic Financial Skills, able to grasp basic financial concepts & perform job related calculations to meet the requirements of the position.
  5. Interpersonal Skills, able to develop effective interpersonal relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  6. People Management Skills, able to lead, motivate and encourage team members to achieve deliverables
  7. Planning and Organising Skills, able to plan, prioritise, schedule and organise activities and resources to meet deliverables or deadlines

Additional Skills Requirements:

  1. Passion for food industry
  2. Excellent culinary knowledge and skills
  3. Creative flair
  4. Well spoken – must be able to communicate in English
  5. Strong organisational and time management skills
  6. Be able to multitask
  7. Decision making skills
  8. Excellent quality management skills
  9. Excellent Food hygiene and Health and safety skills
  10. Must be able to lead a Team


  1. No sufficient working experience in a similar role
  2. No qualifications
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