Executive Chef Job in Kenya

Executive Chef

As Executive Chef, you
will establish and execute the strategic operations of the culinary section for
the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club in Kenya, enhancing the local authenticity
and locally sourced products to deliver a unique guest experience through a
culinary journey.

Duties & Responsibilities

Culinary Daily Operations


Oversee culinary operations in all restaurant’s Kitchens,
including Pastry, Main Kitchen, and Banquets, outside catering as well as
Stewarding operations.

Focus on constantly improving the training manuals and SOPs.
enforce operational standards that are reviewed periodically for
improvement.

Buffet and a La Carte expert due to various theme outlets and
operation requirements

Modern approach, enhancing product’s benefits and
transformation according to the nature of the property

Familiar with “Farm to Table” concepts
Participate actively in quality initiatives such as the daily
Chef Briefings and monthly team meetings to improve culinary operations,
meet targets, and keep communication flowing.

Assist in inventory taking and ensure sections have all they
need for sound operations

Ensure to keep updated on the hotel’s occupancy, events,
forecasts, and achievements and communicate the same to the teams.

Prepare menus by the various seasons and events, and closely
liaise with the Food and Beverage Manager for seamless executions.

Work on new concepts to expand the offer and the quality of
the guest food experience

Work together with the Pastry Chef on the modernization of
the pastry offerings  – the latest trends

Financials, Budget, and
Costing

Ensure that recipes and costings are established and updated
Work on the budget together with the FB manager when requested

Control and monitor optimum food costs to yield the maximum
amount of outlet profit and maximum guest satisfaction.

Maintain food costs by ensuring that proper preparation,
inventory, requisition, food pars, and control systems are in place in all
food operations areas.

Achieve departmental budget goals by maintaining efficient
cost expenditure.

Accurately forecast business demands every week to ensure
efficient staffing & food production.

Responsible for the sections CAPEX and OPEX 

Hygiene and Safety

Maintain all HACCP aspects within the hotel operation, and
work closely with the hygiene manager to ensure all areas are as per
standard

Ensure all tools and equipment are up to working standards
for the hotel

Enforce sanitation by checking to pass the audit score target
Be aware of the dangers of contaminated food and ensure
ingredients in the refrigerators are checked and replaced appropriately.

Leading Others

Responsible for maintaining the overall welfare and
engagement of the culinary team by providing them with the training and
resources to take care of our guests

Lead the Culinary Performance Reviews, ensuring appraisals
and feedback sessions are held in a professional and timely manner.

Establish training schedules, and provide teaching moments
for the team

Work closely with culinary leaders and supervisors to coach
and counsel the team to ensure performance and discipline management
remains objective, consistent, fair, and progressive.

Qualifications

Minimum 5 years experience as an Executive Chef in a 5-star
luxury/premium property.

African property experience.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
A creative approach to the production of high-quality food.
Excellent leadership & training skills.
A business-focused approach to managing a hotel kitchen.
Ability to build relationships, internal and external, with
the hotel and the Company.

Builds guest loyalty and develops a professional relationship
with regular guests and patrons.

Continually improve product and obtain feedback from guests
and patrons.

Handles customer comments and complaints and takes swift
corrective action after consultation with the department head concerned.

Performs any other reasonable duties as required by the DOO
from time to time.

Follows sustainable procedures and practices that support
‘Planet 21’ initiatives (Accor’s Corporate Social Responsibility program).

How To Apply

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Apply before or on 10th January 2024

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