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Job ID: 51558
Job Views: 2730
Location: nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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Job Category: Restaurant-Food Service
Employment Type: Full time

Posted: 11.11.2014

Job at AFEX Head Chef in Kenya 2014

Job Description

AFEX, a Lonrho company, provides camp construction, catering, management and logistics support to the Oil and Gas, Mining, UN and NGO sectors, in some of the most remote corners of Africa. 

With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, AFEX provides international standard service delivery, combined with 30 years of regional operational experience.

The AFEX Team is dedicated to ensuring clients have peace of mind that their projects will run on schedule and to budget, with their personnel being cared for to a high international standard.  

AFEX wishes to recruit a competent, innovative and self-driven person to fill the following position:
Head Chef
In charge of all things related to the kitchen including menu creation, selection of raw food inputs, food presentation, ensuring adequate food stock and kitchen inventory and management of kitchen staff.

Responsible for all food that prepared in the Kitchen, and helping to maximizing the productivity of Chefs and all kitchen staff.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Participate and assist in maintaining Kitchen operations to the highest standard and quality;
  • Together with the F&B Manager develop and cost menus based on AFEX standards and client’s needs;
  • Plan and order food ingredients to ensure sufficient stock for 4 weeks menus ensuring right quality and quantity;
  • Ensure that the Chefs are familiar with the days menus and that the raw supplies are in the kitchen;
  • Develop and maintain up to date kitchen timetables, daily shift rosters and attendance registers;
  • Make sure that all food leaving the kitchen is checked for quality, quantity, temperature and presentation;
  • Ensure HACCP preparedness at all times, seeking input from the F & B Manager and QHSE officer if necessary;
  • Ensure the kitchen and food areas are maintained to AFEX’s and Client’s standard of hygiene and ensure that all statutory regulations are adhered too such as hairnets, gloves and uniform;
  • Report any equipment and maintenance problems to the F & B Manager immediately and follow up in writing;
  • Build good relations between restaurant and kitchen staff sorting out issues quickly and ensuring that all major problems are reported to the F & B Manager immediately;
  • Carry out training for all kitchen staff on health &safety standards in the kitchen, technical requirements for kitchen equipment and food preparation techniques;
  • Ensure that regular on-the-job  training is carried out, so as to improve staff performance and productivity;
  • Kitchen administration, including checking the stores and fridges weekly, walkabout with Auditors & addressing issues raised, check food standards and ensure that all kitchen staff meet regulations;
  • Work in full accordance with AFEX Group policies, procedures, work instructions and all relevant elements of AFEX Management Systems;
  • Degree or Diploma in food production
  • HACCP certification
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a similar job
  • Willingness to work in a remote location.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
To apply, send your CV only to careers@afexgroup.com before Friday 14th November 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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