Executive Sous Chef – Drakensberg



RECRUITMENT FUNDI is seeking a well experienced Executive Sous Chef to join this team of professionals.


  • Reports to the Executive Chef
  • Responsible for 5 restaurants – one buffet restaurant and four A la Carte restaurants
  • Excellent command of English, spoken and written
  • Understanding of Zulu is an advantage
  • Must have good computer skills, Word, Excel, and able to work on costings and menus
  • Must be excellent with stock and cost controls and well versed with F&B cost control systems and software
  • Must be able to lead and direct staff, with a healthy balance of discipline and motivation
  • Must be able to run the kitchen operations in the absence of the Executive Chef
  • Must be functional in all the below, and able to assist the Executive Chef with the implementation of all Company Standards:
  • Operational stocks – count accuracy, consolidation, reporting, action, control, ordering and issuing
  • Interpersonal Relationships – fairness, discipline, courteous, respectful
  • Guest Satisfaction – on the floor activity
  • Health and Safety Audits – compliance as legislate

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning of menus and costing, and the effective implementation thereof
  • Give appropriate support or guidance to members of the kitchen when the need arises and supervise performance of kitchen staff to ensure proper activity
  • Identify training needs, develop training plans and implement training sessions for all associates within the section on a regular basis
  • Follow the prescribed and ensure adherence to standards of hygiene in the kitchen
  • Ensure that the quality and quantity standards of preparations and presentations are adhered to in the section
  • Promote ongoing learning and development within the department
  • Promote good team spirit regularly
  • Menu designing and creating an excellent  food experience for guests
  • HACCP, Health and Safety, First Aid

Required Skills and Expertise:

  • Grade 12
  • Diploma in Professional Chef
  • 4 – 5 years in similar role and environment with multi -outlets
  • Strong Food knowledge, menu planning, costing and sales
  • Vibrant, modern and fresh South African cuisine knowledge
  • POS (PlusPoint, Apex) knowledge, menu building, recipe distribution and calculation will be an advantage
  • Employee must be able to consistently apply skills and knowledge requirements of the job position in order to meet and exceed key result areas
  • Able to display management skills in the interpretation of the hotel policies, business objectives and the application of resources, controls of costs and management of staff and standards

Please send through your updated CV and a recent head and shoulder photo to Andre Niemand from Recruitment Fundi.

Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not be contacted within seven (7) days.

  • Person Andre Niemand