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Head Chef/Executive Sous Chef

Restaurant group seeking head chef looking to move up to Executive Sous Chef postionThe group is expanding so you will be working closely with the Executive Head chef looking after 2 restaurants while a third currently being developed.Executive Sous Chef Duties and Responsibilities:Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.Able to make recommendations to the Executive Chef regarding succession planning.To be aware of all financialbudgetsand goals.To ensure that guests are alwaysreceivingan exceptional dining experience representing true value for money.Ensure that allrecipesand product yields are accurately costed and reviewed regularly.Ensure that all food items are prepared as per standard recipe cards whilst maintainingportion controland minimizing waste.Ensure that food stock levels within the culinary department areas are of sufficient quantity and quality in relevance to thehoteloccupancyand functionforecasts.Ensure that associate meals and associate dining services are of a consistently high standard.Ensure that chefs are always in clean tidy uniforms and are always presentable to be in guest view.Ensure that all food preparation equipment is being usedsafetyand correctly and that it is cleaned and maintained.Ensure that all culinary operations manuals are prepared and updated.Ensure that the Departments overall operational budgets are strictly adhered too.Ensure that a consistent first class product of the highest quality is achieved and maintained in all culinary areas, whilst adhering to operational deadlinesEnsure that all relevant banquet set-ups are prepared ahead of guestsarrivaland in adherence with hotel standards.Be aware of new items, which are introduced onto the market and keep up with the lasted product trends.To fully understand the market needs and desires for each outlet and ensure that the menus are developed to reflect those needs.To initiate relevant maintenance reports and work orders supported by the respective follow up of those items actioned.To manage associates fairly and take a personal interest in knowing all culinary associates.To project a positive and motivated attitude among-st all associates.To spend time in the restaurant to ensure that the operation is managed well by the outlet team.To frequently verify that only the highest quality products are used in food preparation.To Ensure that all food products received into the hotel are of the required standard and quality and that they are stored and rotated correctly.Responsible for the supervision of all stewards and their activities within the culinary department.Ensure that weekly workschedulesand annual leave planners are administered and filed correctly.Ensure that the overall culinary department is motivated and that positive feedback on work performance is given.To delegate responsibilities to subordinates as required.Coach and counsel employees in a timely manner and in accordance with Company policy.To recruit and select a suitable culinary teamwhoare able to work within a decentralized management philosophy.Identify strengths and weaknesses and provide timely feedback to the individual.Prerequisites:Fair and firm management abilities with high influencing skills.Strong administration skills.Creative and innovative.Strong knowledge of food and beverage.Hands-on approach to all operational aspects.Excellent communication skills andcomputerskills.Initiative and Self-motivated.Ideal training andcoachingskills.Education:Culinary diploma from a recognized institution or higher.
Cape Town, WC, ZA