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Senior Sous Chef – Tanzania – Africa

Salary: USD 1600

Our client, an exquisite lodge based in Tanzania is looking for a Senior Sous Chef, 5-Star lodge and hotel experience essential. Attributes include a hands-on approach, professional, hardworking, able to work in and understand the busy and often stressful kitchen dynamics. Be able to work and train your team, sharing of information and knowledge. If you feel this is you please see below on the documents we need to process your application, and Don’t forget to send us your updated food portfolio


  • In absence of Junior Executive Chef, take up responsibilities and ensure everything is kept when Exec Chef / head chef is not in kitchen or on leave
  • Stock Control
  • Kitchen Hygiene
  • Rosters & Staff management
  • Maintaining the company standard
  • Take disciplinary action when necessary as per company policies
  • Make personal contact with guests on arrival and throughout their stay to understand special dietary requirements and enhance the guest experience
  • Required to work split shifts on a daily basis
  • Ensure all menus are followed and food standard is excellent at all times
  • Ensure picnic breakfast/lunches and packed meals are as per the lodge standard
  • Oversee the choice of recipes and train each chef on the proper use of the ingredient
  • Check and control all preparation of dishes
  • Make personal contact with guests where possible every day
  • Continuous encouragement and training of staff to provide the best food experience to guests
  • Print recipes for guests upon request and present as per the lodge standard
  • Be flexible when receiving unexpected request from guests and ensure you are able to accommodate unusual dietary requirements
  • Hands on approach to kitchen duties – preparing food, food safety, hygiene, etc.
  • Ensure all guest delights are correctly prepared with checklists
  • Promotes a positive kitchen energy
  • Senior Sous Chef to be a role model
  • Good communication with Camp Managers and Regional Trainers. Sharing of information with regional chef and exec chef as new information arises
  • Delegation of kitchen duties to Line Chefs and ensuring that it is followed through
  • Be the transfer of knowledge trainer with Line Chefs – share your knowledge
  • Actively lead the food safety standards
  • Be up to date with current food trends as shared by the regional team and be pro-active in sharing ideas with the exec chef and regional chef
  • Be a mentor to up and coming Chefs
  • Crisis Management
  • Have knowledge of products, suppliers, prices and current stock
  • Ensure there are sufficient cleaning materials, and chemicals in stock and have adequate
  • knowledge of HACCAP procedures- be the hygiene champion
  • Check and rotate stocks in fridges and freezers daily (practice FIFO) and communicate with other
  • senior chefs regarding what needs to be used


  • Kitchen management – including all kitchen administration, general hygiene & people management
  • Budget management


  • Formal Chef Qualification
  • At least 3+ years Chef Experience required in 5-star hotels or Bush/Game Lodges
  • International experience will be an advantage (specifically Africa / Island)


  • Spoken and written English
  • Computer literate, MS Office, Email, Internet etc
  • Ability to manage a large kitchen – including all kitchen administrative duties, general hygiene

and people management

  • Problem solver – able to think on their feet



  • Attention to detail
  • Passion for training staff, creating fabulous food, guest delight and new ideas in line with lodge identity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Sense of urgency
  • Diligence and self-motivation to meet deadlines and keep on top of your job
  • Willingness/ability to share information and teach and inspire others

Please forward your Updated Microsoft Word CV, including RFL ALL Employment history; Current & Expected Salary as well as a Recent Head and Shoulders Photograph of yourself and your Food Portfolio –

Please note only candidates who meet the minimum requirements above will be contacted, should you not hear from us within 3 weeks, consider your application unsuccessful. Requirements and criteria are based on our client’s request, we reserve the right not to make an appointment.