Our client is a luxury 5-star hotel located in Kano, with over 18 years’ experience in the hospitality industry in Nigeria.
They currently have an opening for a Sous Chef- Nigerian cuisine (buffet) to be based in Kano.
We are looking for a professional Sous Chef- Nigerian cuisine (buffet) willing to work within Kano . As a Sous Chef, your expertise in recipe development elevates our menus while your leadership inspires and fosters our Culinary talent.
The successful candidate will employ its culinary and managerial skills in order to play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing our customers’ satisfaction.
Reporting to the Executive Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following :
Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow Colleagues
Manage all Kitchens in the absence of the Executive Chef
Create all food menus with the guidance of the Executive Chef
Complete daily market lists to ensure quality food ordering while maintaining budgeted costs
Meet with Storekeepers to ensure quality & par levels are maintained
Interact closely with the Catering department to assist in function menu co-ordination and meet with clients as required
Conduct daily shift briefings with all Sous Chefs
Ensure all kitchen Colleagues are aware of standards and expectations
Liaise daily with Outlet Managers and Sous Chefs to keep open lines of communication regarding guest feedback
Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs
Ensure proper staffing and scheduling in accordance to productivity guidelines
Follow kitchen policies, procedures and service standards
Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage
Plan the food design in order to create a perfect match between the dish’s aspect and its taste;
Train the auxiliary kitchen staff in order to provide best results in minimum time and using at the maximum the available resources;
Create tasting menus for customers interested in contracting the food for different events (wedding, banquets, corporate dinners, birthday parties, etc.)from their kitchen;
Must be great with variety of dishes (e.g Nigerian cuisine)
Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
Other duties as assigned
Proven 4-5 years 4 / 5 Star Hotel relevant work experience as Sous Chef
Great attention to detail and creativity
MUST be proficient in the use of Opera and Micros
Must be willing to work within Kano.
Organizing and leadership skills
Willingness to replenish professional knowledge
Working knowledge of various computer software programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS)
Previous leadership experience in the culinary field required
Diploma Certification in a Culinary discipline an asset