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Sous Chef

  • High, secondary school
  • Restaurant, hospitality, travel
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Our client is a family owned luxury safari camp that has, over the last 90 years, guided safaris with understated elegance and in the timeless style of our forefathers, descriptions of which are in many classic and contemporary Africana and safari history books. The camp is in the business of making lifelong memories for our guests, providing just the right mix of adventure and adrenaline and comfort. We are both proud and honoured to have taken generations of families on safari. They are looking for an administration and operations assistant to work in the Mara in the Mara camp.

  • Certificate/Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • Certificate in Fire safety and first Aid
  • Knowledge of current food trends and best practices.
  • Be able to work under variable temperature conditions (or extreme heat or cold), under variable noise levels, outdoors/indoors, around fumes and/or odor hazards, around pest hazards, around chemicals, and with bio-hazardous materials.
  • Be able to stand or walk for an extended period.
  • Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 10 kilograms without assistance.


  1. To deputise in the Executive Chef/Head Chef’s absence.
  2. Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of all Kitchen equipment and ensure they are used only as intended.
  3. To ensure that the necessary stocks are on hand at the right quality and quantity
  4. Assist the Head Chef in planning and directing food preparation and culinary activities.
  5. Conduct daily pre-shift meetings and ensure active participation from all team members.
  6. In conjunction with the Head Chef, create, implement, and drive initiatives for the Kitchen Team.
  7. In conjunction with the Head Chef modify menus or create new ones in keeping with industry and customer trends.
  8. To ensure that timetables, leave rosters and attendance registers are up-to-date.
  9. To ensure that all statutory, as well as company, hygiene regulations are being strictly adhered to.
  10. To ensure that all communications between restaurant and kitchen run smoothly.
  11. To ensure that each dish leaving the kitchen is checked for quality, quantity, presentation and correct temperature.
  12. To ensure that the dining room/ restaurant personnel are “standing by” when delicate dishes are served.
  13. Ensure all Fire, Hygiene, Health, and Safety procedures are being adhered to in your area of responsibility.
  14. To ensure that regular on-the-job training is carried out so that subordinate staff performs their duties correctly.
  15. Attend meetings and training sessions as and when required.
  16. Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by the Head Chef/Food & Beverage Manager.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Narok
Area of work: Restaurant, hospitality, travel
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: High, secondary school
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Quality management; Hygiene standards (food production); Kitchen management; Cooking, food preparation; Training program planning; Work place safety; Supply and inventory management (restaurant)
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Summit Recruitment &Training

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Summit Recruitment & Search was established in 2009 to address the recruitment, executive search, outsourcing and training needs of companies based in Kenya or wanting to enter the Kenyan, East African, South African and African market. We have a leading proven track record in our field in South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana and many other African countries. We are able to advise on market trends, training requirements, prevailing salaries and offer a complete HR Solution where necessary.

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