Sous Chef (Ref: LHSC)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the Hospitality and Restaurant sector in Port Elizabeth - Eastern Cape
Posted On Wednesday 12 December 2018
Job Description:

Client in the Hospitality industry in Port Elizabeth urgently requires the services of a qualified Sous Chef for their fine-dining establishment.

Main job function

Leads kitchen team in Chef's absence

Provides guidance to junior kitchen staff members, including, but not limited, to line cooking, food preparation, and dish plating

Oversees and organizes kitchen stock and ingredients

Ensures a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verifies all food products are properly dated and organized for quality assurance

Attends food stock takes

Keeps cooking stations stocked, especially before and during prime operation hours

Trains new kitchen employees to restaurant and kitchen standards

Manages food and product ordering by keeping detailed records and minimizes waste, plus works with existing systems to improve waste reduction and manage budgetary concerns

Supervises all food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and restaurant standards

Works with Head Chef to maintain kitchen organization, staff ability, and training opportunities

Verifies that food storage units all meet standards and are consistently well-managed

Assists Head Chef with menu creation

Coordinates with restaurant management team on supply ordering, budget, and kitchen efficiency and staffing


Matric plus Formal Culinary Training


Previous Restaurant Experience

Extensive Food and Beverage Knowledge

Restaurant Industry Knowledge

Strong Organizational Skills

Attention to Detail

Knowledge of Restaurant Regulations

Leadership, Management, Positivity

Ability to Work Under Pressure


Creative Problem-Solving Skills

Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills

Exceptional Customer-Service Skills

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Liezel Hannam