Head Chef Career Opportunity in Kitui, Kenya

Job Title: Head Chef 

Industry: Hospitality

Location: Kitui

Gross Salary: Competitive

Report To: General Manager

The Chef is responsible for ensuring that the standard and quality of the food production and the hygiene within the department is maintained at the highest level at all times.

This role is very much hands-on, requiring attention to detail and a positive work attitude


  • Supervise the preparation of all food
  • Ensure all food is prepared as per food preparation requirements and hygiene policies
  • Ensure meals are produced on time, and sufficient quantities are available for the various areas
  • Maintain stock levels of all kitchen supplies
  • Prepare daily pastry and bakery requirements as per the menu
  • Be available for functions as they arise to ensure that the food is prepared and served as required
  • Oversee and supervise all kitchen staff
  • Ensure all staff are aware of their duties and what is expected of them
  • Teach new staff skills they require to perform their roles to the required standard
  • Delegate duties to the kitchen staff as per the menu requirements
  • Oversee and monitor the work of kitchen staff to ensure all tasks are done as required
  • Give staff feedback on their performance to enable staff development
  • Ensure any staffing issues are resolved fairly and quickly
  • Manage kitchen stocks
  • Ensure wastage is minimized by careful supervision of food preparation methods
  • Ensure proper hygienic storage methods are utilized to prevent food loss
  • Ensure the security of kitchen stocks and assets
  • Oversee the ordering and control of stock levels
  • Pay careful attention to the operating budgets of the department to ensure that costs are controlled to maintain the correct levels of spending
  • Ensure kitchen staff is working safely at all times
  • Ensure staff are aware of and follow safe work practices at all times
  • Assist other staff in cleaning the kitchen at the end of the shift
  • Ensure his/her own workstation is kept clean and hygienic at all times
  • Assist the Food and Beverage Manager as required
  • Manage the Food and Beverage Department in the F& B Manager’s absence
  • Assist with the day-to-day running of the department
  • Carry out other tasks as required by the Manager

Requirement and Skills

  • Diploma/ Degree in Food & Beverage Production or a related field of study
  • 3 years of experience in the preparation of Continental, Oriental, and African dishes.
  • Proven track record of cost control including food, equipment, labor, and waste to meet the food quality goals and the hotel’s financial goals.
  • Demonstrate a real passion for menu planning and leadership.
  • Good knowledge of hygiene and sanitization regulations.
  • Need to be able to manage staff, multitask when the kitchen gets busy, have problem-solving skills, and be keen on small details.
  • Exceptional proven ability of kitchen management.
  • Ability in dividing responsibilities and monitor progress.
  • Up-to-date with culinary trends and optimized kitchen processes.
  • Charismatic and mature individual.
  • A well-groomed and presentable individual with outstanding communication skills.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Head Chef – Hospitality ) to hr@gea.co.ke on/before 25th May 2023.