Kendrick Recruitment are currently seeking a talented and experienced Head Chef to lead our culinary team at a prestigious luxury lodge located in the renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve. As the Head Chef, you will be responsible for creating exceptional dining experiences that showcase both international and local flavours, while ensuring the highest standards of quality and presentation.
Proven experience as a Head Chef or Sous Chef in a luxury hospitality setting, preferably within a safari lodge or high-end restaurant
Creative flair and a passion for culinary excellence, with a focus on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients
Proficiency in various cooking techniques and cuisines, including both international and South African cuisine
Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Ability to manage food and labor costs while maintaining high quality standards
Strong knowledge of food safety and hygiene regulations
Ability to adapt to guest dietary requirements and create specialised menus
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
Flexibility to work in a remote location and adhere to lodge operating hours
Culinary qualifications and certifications will be advantageous
Develop and maintain menus that reflect the lodge’s style and concept, ensuring a diverse and enticing selection of dishes
Oversee all aspects of the kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, and presentation
Lead and mentor a team of chefs and kitchen staff, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment
Ensure the highest level of quality and consistency in all food items served, while adhering to established standards and guest preferences
Source and select the finest local and seasonal ingredients, maintaining relationships with suppliers and ensuring optimal inventory management
Manage food costs and budgets, while maintaining the highest standards of quality and portion control
Collaborate with other departments, including food and beverage, to create seamless guest experiences and innovative dining concepts
Stay up to date with industry trends, new techniques, and culinary developments, bringing fresh ideas to the table
Train and develop team members, providing ongoing guidance and support to enhance their culinary skills and knowledge.
Competitive salary package, commensurate with experience and qualifications
Accommodation and meals provided
Opportunities for career growth and development
An inspiring work environment surrounded by the beauty of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve
If you are a passionate and innovative chef with a proven track record of delivering exceptional culinary experiences, we would love to hear from you.
To apply for this position, please send your CV, references, food portfolio and profile photo today… Good Luck!