Sous Chef (Fine Dining)

Our client in the hospitality industry is urgently looking for an experienced Sous Chef to join their organizationLocation: Stellenbosch, Western CapeRequirements:Culinary Diploma4+ years of previous experience in a senior chef roleExperience in a 5-star restaurant is requiredMust have experience in fine diningOwn transport with a valid drivers licenseResponsibilities:Manage and lead the kitchen staff in the chefs absenceProvides guidance to junior kitchen staff members, including but not limited, to line cooking, food preparation, and dish platingOversees and organizes kitchen stock and ingredientsEnsures a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verifies all food products are properly dated and organized for quality assuranceKeeps cooking stations stocked, especially before and during prime operation hoursTrain and assess staff on the jobManages food and product ordering by keeping detailed records and minimizes waste, plus works with existing systems to improve waste reduction and manage budgetary concernsSupervises all food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and restaurant standardsWorks with the head chef to maintain kitchen organization, staff ability, and training opportunitiesAssists head chef with menu creationMonitor and maintain health and safetyMaintain staff and leave rostersEnsure that all CDPs are familiar with the weekly and daily reservations, events, and menu requirementsEnsure that each dish leaving the kitchen is checked for quality, quantity, presentation, and correct temperature
Stellenbosch, WC, ZA