Professional Chefs

Head Chef – Cape Winelands

Job Category: Professional Chefs
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Stellenbosch
Employer Type: Restaurants
Salary Type: Monthly
Province: Western Cape


Pick Me Recruitment is looking for an Experienced Head Chef that is able take charge of the overall kitchen operations and running of a sophisticated restaurant in the Winelands. 

The perfect candidate is someone with a strong fine dine background and exceptional culinary skills with a love for food, experience in running and managing local or international top-end restaurants, quality driven, a leader, stable and able to perform under pressure. 

Minimum Requirements & Key Responsibilities

  • A formal culinary education 
  • Matric
  • Previous experience as an Executive Chef at a top-end local or international restaurant 
  • Valid driver’s license and own reliable transport
  • Excellent control of food cost, wastage and kitchen preparation
  • Supplier liaison and inventory control 
  • Ongoing staff training and development 
  • Ensure all OHASA and Covid-19 regulations are met

Key Skills Required

  • The position requires a creative and a hands-on approach to food production 
  • Creative and passionate about the culinary industry 
  • Strong operational and administrative skills
  • Ability to lead and manage a team of people effectively
  • Strong management skills, day-to-day, and long-term
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Resourceful, creative and forward thinking 
  • Adaptable to change 
  • Computer literate


R25 000 ctc – R30 000 ctc · Depending on experience                                                                                Plus Financial incentives based on performance

Start Date



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

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