Job Ref: SPE 1651
Location: Ten minutes from Port Vila
Position: HEAD CHEF
Salary: To be negotiated based on experience and skills
HEAD CHEF Tamanu on the Beach, one of Vanuatu's leading boutique resorts with its iconic fine dining restaurant, is seeking to fill the above position.
We are looking for a highly self motivated chef who is passionate about succeeding and possesses a quality focus. You will possess a sound knowledge and hands-on experience in kitchen management principles involving planning, resource allocation, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Tamanu has a team of 3 chefs and 2/3kitchen hands and operates for all day dining from 7.30am to 9.00pm daily. You will therefore have proven experience managing a kitchen brigade for an a la carte restaurant (50 - 60pax) and for special events (20 - 80pax).
DUTIES The Head Chef's duties include but are not limited to: • Creating menus - Plan and price menu items to ensure food cost of sales targets are reached, taking into account such factors as seasonal availability of ingredients and the likely number of customers. • Food preparation - Direct the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of soups, fish, meats, vegetables, salads, desserts, or other foods ensuring portion control and quality of all meals is consistent. • Kitchen Procedures - Develops, implements and documents kitchen procedures to enhance productivity and quality, modifies work procedures or processes to meet deadlines • Managing kitchen personnel o Recruit and hire kitchen staff, o Determine production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of services, o Train kitchen personnel to ensure compliance with procedures o Monitor worker performance o Oversee work progress to verify safety and conformance to standards o Supervises and participates in the cooking, baking and preparation of food, o Provides direction and instruction to the kitchen brigade to ensure exceptional food quality and delivery to the customer • Establishing and maintaining contacts with vendors to secure the best purchasing prices and freshest produce • Purchasing - Estimates amounts and costs of required supplies and orders supplies for quality and cost efficiency, accounting for each delivered item • Stock control - Conducts regular stock takes, keeping records of same to reach budget targets. • OH & S Practices - Monitors sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations and inspects supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards • Special Events - Work with the team to ensure menus, purchasing and kitchen personnel are managed for forthcoming special events. Previous experience in Vanuatu and an understanding of the local culture is preferred.
An immediate start will be viewed very favourably.
? Off site accommodation ? Medivac insurance ? Working visas/permits (if required) ? Salary to be negotiated
Listing Date: January 04, 2011
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