Cook Job in Nairobi

Our client is in the hospitality business with 4 hotel units operating across the country ranging from a 3-star budget business hotel to a 5-star luxury camp.

They are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and self-driven professional to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

Cook

The Cook will be responsible for consistently producing high-quality food in accordance with the menu while adhering to industry hygiene and safety standards.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner according to the menu.
  • Hygienically preparing food as per the menu and ensure that it is ready on time.
  • Performing kitchen opening and closing duties including requisition of provisions and ensuring proper storage of food.
  • Maintaining a safe, hygienic and healthy environment in the kitchen and work area.
  • Briefing restaurant staff on items offered in the menu.
  • Taking responsibility for the care of operating equipment within the kitchen and report any problems to the supervisor.
  • Preparing/producing assigned menu items.
  • Preparing a weekly report on crockery breakages in the kitchen and a weekly inventory report on the chef’s ladder to ensure proper stock levels are maintained.
  • Ensuring great presentation and seasoning of every plate that leaves the kitchen
  • Storing and ensuring food items are stored as per standard.
  • Monitoring stock levels and place orders when needed.

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Certificate in food production from Utalii College or equivalent.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a similar post and extensive Knowledge in HACCP.
  • Materials Control (MC) knowledge or equivalent.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the menu.
  • Strong safety and hygiene awareness.
  • A good understanding of food costing.
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Staff supervision, management and development skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Team working skills

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘COOK’ by 10th September 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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