Head Chef: Award-Winning Franchise Restaurant (Time Out Market, V&A Waterfront)


We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Head Chef to spearhead the kitchen operations of a well-known and award winning franchise restaurant, based at Time Our Market, V&A Waterfront. The menu is small but focused and offers free-range and homemade menu items.

The ideal individual has previous experience in a franchise restaurant environment, exceptional interpersonal and operational skills, strong business acumen, the ability to work at a high pace with attention to detail, excellent managerial skills relating to staff management and development, quality driven, passionate about the industry and self-motivated and computer literate.

The key role will be to ensure the kitchen operations runs smoothly, strict inventory control, supplier liaison, quality control, maintains a structured, clean, and hygienic kitchen environment. 

Own reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license is essential.  

Position Requirements

  • A Diploma in Professional Cookery will be beneficial 
  • National Senior Certificate
  • Previous Chef experience in a high-end kitchen franchise environment
  • Able to assist in effectively manage and run a team
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Passionate about food production and cooking
  • Able to work flexible hours, weekends and holidays
  • Computer literate

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the food production and cooking activities
  • Ensure effective stock purchase, its receipt and storage 
  • Supervise performance of kitchen staff to ensure proper activity
  • Ensure that required standards are adhered to in the preparation of food – quality, quantity and safety
  • Ensure all dishes are prepared according to specification and served at the correct quality, portion size and temperature 
  • Coaching, training and disciplining of staff
  • Guest & supplier liaison 
  • Maintains a structured, clean, and hygienic kitchen environment

Remuneration Details

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Candidates, who are already residing in the Western Cape will have preference. We can only consider South African Citizens or applicants who hold a valid South African Permanent Residence! No Work Permit applications will be accepted! Applicants, who live in other provinces of South Africa still need to attend personal interviews and if requested to do any cook-offs, will do so completely at their own expense. We handle high volumes of applications daily and will only be able to reply, via e-mail, to candidates who have met our clients’ requirements.

Due to the high volume of CV’s received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications submitted must contain:

  • Updated CV with contactable references
  • Tertiary Educational documents
  • Written Reference Letters
  • A recent presentable profile photo’s
  • Chefs: 6-8 Food profile photos produced by yourself or in conjunction with the team

How to apply

Email us at info@pmrecruitment.co.za


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