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22 May 2023

Sous Chef at Cafe Choconilla

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Job Description

Cafe Choconilla is an ambitious restaurant in Kabwe where we aim at engaging chefs with great culinary talent. We take pride in our food and service and we are now searching for an experienced chef with ability to lead a team as second in line.

As Sous Chef you are responsible for our production of excellent meals following the company’s high standards. You must be an inspirational leader who is capable of getting the best out of the team and spearhead training of junior chefs. You report to the Head Chef to ensure the kitchen’s operations are compliant with company standards. You will enjoy working with a dedicated team of chefs, managers, waiters, waitresses and other supporting staff members.

The position as Sous Chef has an anticipated start-date 1st June 2023.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supervise kitchen staff in conducting their duties
  • Prepare meals of the highest quality according to company recipes
  • Organise preventive maintenance on in-house equipment
  • To conduct quality control of food presentation, portioning, taste and freshness
  • Ensure kitchen compliance with company policies and for staff to follow checklists in daily operations.
  • Assist the Food & Beverage Manager, Head Chef and stock controller in efficient inventory management.
  • Monitor recipes are followed and projected consumption of ingredients matches with actual consumption
  • Make recommendations to menu and recipe adjustments
  • Conduct required training and monitor all team members to expected performance levels
  • Manage all day-to-day operations within budgeted guidelines and to the highest standards
  • Ensure smooth cooperation with the managers as well as the waitering department
  • Effective complaint handling and to provide solutions to the frequent operational problems
  • Ensure compliance with all food safety and health requirements.

Who are we looking for?

  • A Chef between 25 – 40 years old with a talent, passion and pride for food
  • A chef who has received formal training from a reputable training institution
  • At least 4 years of work experience from reputable restaurant(s) in cooking international cuisine with part of the work experience being in a supervisor role
  • A physically fit person who is able to stand long hours and work extra hours when there is pressure
  • Very organised and structured person who is able to make the whole team work in an structured manner with good team work and responsibility
  • A fast, focussed and self-motivated person who can work under pressure
  • A creative chef with attention to food presentation
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (verbal as well as written) and the ability to both motivate and sanction the team to enhance performance

Why work for Choconilla?

  • As a young and upcoming restaurant with high ambitions you will have great influence in shaping our restaurant
  • Attractive working conditions and environment
  • Development as a chef at a progressive restaurant
  • Enhance your personal career development goals.
  • Attractive salary on a contract with 25% gratuity. Monthly take-home around K5,000 – K6,000.
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Method of Application

If you believe you are our new Sous Chef, please send your motivated application together with your CV. Your CV must have three independent reference contact details for previous employers / training institutes. Also include relevant academic / professional certificates. You can apply through email [email protected] or in person at the Cafe (ask for the Director or Manager).

Deadline for applications: 25th May 2023

. Shortlisted candidates will have to attend interviews in Kabwe which includes a practical component conducted in the kitchen.


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