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Executive Chef super luxurious world class 5 star lodge Tanzania.

We are now in search for an Executive Chef for this world class 5 star lodge situated in Tanzania.

KEY OUTPUTS:
Service and Kitchen Management

Run and supervise all three Kitchens
In absence of Junior Executive , assume responsibilities
Implement menus according to lodge identity and Create seasonal menus based on guests in house and produce in store
Have creative flair to be able to implement new dishes as well as improvise on dietary menus
Ensure all menus are followed and food standard is excellent at all times
Follow the choice of recipes and train each chef on the proper use of the ingredient
Check and control all preparation of dishes
Make personal contact with guests daily, and make sure someone is doing so in all camps
Continuous encouragement and training of staff to provide the best food experience to guests
Be flexible when receiving unexpected request from guests and ensure you are able to accommodate unusual dietary requirements
Manage Kitchen Hygiene – Perform 1 – 3 minute cleaning tasks and set the example that everyone in the kitchen is responsible for hygiene, safety and cleaning
Play a key role in the financial success of the Kitchen by working towards the budgeted food cost and remaining within monthly budgets
Be responsible for implementing kitchen standards and making regular visits to staff kitchen and canteen.
Print recipes for guests upon request and present as per the lodge standard

People

Oversee and ensure good communication within your respective team including, arranging a monthly kitchen meeting as well holding daily morning meetings with your respective kitchen team
Continuous training and motivation of all kitchen staff – including on the job training, Overseeing staff administration in conjunction with the Junior – Executive Chef, including – staff roster and leave structure and staff attendance register, staff inductions and filing of all necessary paper work
Manage staff performance and ensure all staff understand their responsibilities
Take disciplinary action when necessary as per company policies
Assist with hiring and screening of all staff – ensure the right people are in the right positions
Good interaction/ communication with teh company’s Food Fundis : invite feedback; exchange ideas; be suggestion-friendly; share experience

Stock Management and Supplier Relations

Take responsibility for all food with the assistance of the storeman
Responsible for co-ordaining stock management and stock take of all food, weekly, with storeman; Management OF respective store rooms and deep freezers. working closely with storeman in delivering the best stock control procedures and guest experience
Have knowledge of products, suppliers, prices and current stock by communicating with regional chef and procurement and directly with local suppliers that deliver directly to the lodge
Maintain good working relationships with suppliers and Arusha Procurement
Continuously strive to get the best products from local suppliers; assist Procurement with training where needed on quality of food as well as assisting regional chef with these duties where needed and when time allows (low season)
Responsible for stock management and stock take of all food weekly. Manage respective store rooms and deep freezers
Have knowledge of products, suppliers, prices and current stock
Organize ‘911’ food section in your deep freezer and dry store
Keep a diary to organize all daily, weekly and monthly information
Ensure there are sufficient cleaning materials, and chemicals in stock
Check with storeman and make sure that stock is rotated in fridges and freezers daily
Management of empty containers ensuring no unauthorized food leave the kitchen
Train respective senior chefs on acceptable and unacceptable quality for receiving goods
Liaise with the camp manager or on the ‘up to the moment head count’ to ensure the correct amount of food is prepared
Ensure that equipment is in working order and that it is always returned to the correct storage place
Strive to procure sustainably and within the guidelines set by the company

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

Kitchen management – including kitchen administration, general hygiene and people management
Budget management
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Formal Chef Qualification
At least 5+ years Chef Experience required in 5 star hotels or lodges
International exposure is a plus
SKILLS REQUIRED:

Spoken and written English
Computer literate
Passion for food and the food experience
Ability to lead a team of people effectively
Strong management skills, day-to-day, and long term
The ability to motivate staff to consistently deliver
Ability to think and act creatively within a team
Good knowledge of hospitality operations including butler service

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Patience
Attention to detail
Passion for training staff, creating fabulous food, and new ideas
Good interpersonal skills
Sense of urgency
Passionate about guest delight
Diligence and self-motivation to meet deadlines and keep on top of your job
Willingness/ability to share information and teach and inspire others
Ability to adapt and have a sensitivity to the culture of the staff

The successful candidate must be able to work under pressure, have attention to detail, must be accurate, customer focused, and have a positive outlook, excellent team player, committed, hardworking and eager to learn. If you meet the requirements and believe you are the right person for this position, please email your CV, a clear and professional face photograph, your food portfolio and details of 3 contactable references.

Exec Chef World Class Fine Dining Restaurant Nairobi

I am now in search of an Exec Chef for this World Class Fine Dining Restaurant in Nairobi

This is an outstanding opportunity for a Executive Chef to be part of a complete refurb of an exclusive Restaurant in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Nairobi.Over the years we have attracted a very loyal local following as well as an international clientele due to the location being in the vicinity of the foreign embassies and consulates in Kenya.

This is a great challenge for an experienced chef in search of an exciting appointment to be instrumental in recreating this World Class Restaurant.You will train & develop other professionals in developing all aspects of the business. Working with fresh food & seasonal produce, you will be required to work to exceptionally high standards, only experienced, dedicated and ambitious Executive Chefs need apply !!!

The successful Executive Chef must have:

Experience of working in a well established Kitchens and Restaurants
Excellent Classic culinary skills
Good Interpersonal communication skills
An absolute Passion for food
Excellent knowledge in all sections of the kitchen including pastry
Genuine flair for cooking
Ability to work in a pressurised high volume environment
Self motivated with a positive attitude and high levels of enthusiasm
Willing to learn new skills & progress within the team
Good seasonal product knowledge
Creative, with a good knowledge of modern and traditional cuisine
A working knowledge of profit margins and purchasing policies
Basic Food Hygiene & Health & Safety
A good understanding of HACCP
If this sounds like a challenge you are ready for and you have the necessary skills, experience and HUGE passion for your career I would love to hear from you. Please send your CV to [Please apply below] with a portfolio of your work, a face photograph and details of 3 contactable references.

Due to the large number of applicants only successful candidates will be contacted.

Conservation and Ecology Manager and a Ecology Department Supervisor Privately owned, Luxurious 5 star Island Resort in the Seychelles

We are now in search of applications for a Conservation and Ecology Manager and a Ecology Department Supervisor for this Privately owned, Luxurious 5 star Island Resort in the Seychelles

Ecology Department Supervisor

Environmental-based responsibilities include managing the impacts of the resort on the island ecosystem, controlling biosecurity, pesticide use, habitat maintenence, and guest and staff education. Managing existing research and monitoring projects for threatened species as well as developing and delivering new projects. This individual must have previous experience in conservation research and a friendly and flexible attitude with a proven track record of team management.
Conservation and Ecology Manager
Conservation Manager will be responsible for the overall environmental management and upkeep of a 219 hectare private island, encompassing a luxury resort. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, will oversee and develop all aspects of the islands environmental/conservation research programs (including managing students/volunteers) as well as organise and supervise a large team of 20-30 grounds maintenance and landscaping staff via the Ecology and Grounds Supervisor.

Requirements:
*Minimum Msc or equivalent in Biological Sciences.
*Minimum 5 years experience in the field of conservation research/environmental management.
*Previous experience of handling wild animals.
*Previous experience of working with threatened species.
*Previous experience with sea turtles or bird handling/ringing would be advantageous.
*Proven track record of managing a large team of multi-skilled individuals.
*Proven track record of managing volunteers.
*Experience in environmental education (guiding or hosting nature tours).
*PADI Openwater qualification.
*Previous experience of living/working in remote locations.
*Experience working with local governments, charities and NGOs.
*Excellent written and research skills.
*Driver’s License and reputable driving record.
*Experience with heavy equipment operating including front end loaders, tractors (desirable).
*Experienced in landscape design and grounds maintenance (desirable).
*Experience in plant propagation and management of a plant/flower nursery (desirable).
*Highly motivated, self-driven individual.
*Excellent attention to detail.
*Fluent English verbal & written communication skills.
*Good time management skills and willingness to work long hours.
*Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
*Able to work effectively with individuals of differing culture and background.
*Willingness to be flexible – working in all weather conditions to tight deadlines.
*Previous experience of the hospitality industry would be highly advantageous.
*Pesticide handling experience and licence (desirable).

Key skillsets candidate will possess:
- Single marital status, position may be male or female
- Good physical condition
- Hands on, energetic
- Embraces challenges
- Enjoys working with a team
- Positive, sincere, personality
- Must possess excellent client interaction ability
- Combination of field and administrative strengths
- Island / remote location experience a plus
- Experienced with working with various cultures
- Resort background desirable
- English primary language
- For work permit approval: Must provide satisfactory proof of work experience, police certificate, medical tests

Position overview points:
- Title: Ecology and Conservation Manager – Ecology Department OR Conservation Manager
- Reports to : Managing Director
- Level: HOD
- Start Date: No later than July 1, 2016
- Duration: Reviewed annually
- Gross Salary: USD Highly Negotiable depending on experience
- Bonus: Bonus available (equals 1 months salary)
- Holiday; 28 Calendar days per annum
- Benefits: Single accommodation housing, 3 meals daily in employee cafeteria, work wear laundry
- Medical: International health plan
- Travel: Annual holiday travel to / from home destination

If this sounds like a challenge you are ready for and you have the required skills, knowledge and experience, I’d love to hear from you. Please email your CV to gavin@broadhorizons.co.za along with details of three contactable references and a recent face photograph.

Maintenance Manager Exclusive World Class Luxurious Island Mozambique

My client is a super luxuruious island in Mozambique. We are looking for a highly experienced Maintenance Manager with a stable career history and must have a 5 star luxury hotel background.

KEY OUTPUTS:
General

Oversee all maintenance on the island – plumbing, electrical (domestic + high voltage), refrigeration, solar hub, building, carpentry, waste management, water desalination plant, boats, generators, roads, projects This includes a central workshop, a maintenance operations hub and central operations
Set the highest levels of acceptability in regards to maintenance on the island
Ensure maintenance issues in guest areas or guest rooms are fixed
Ensure preventative maintenance plans are in place in guest and staff areas
Management of maintenance team

Process:

 Manage stock control system
 Manage budgets and communicate any unforeseen costs
 Have a preventative maintenance plan in place
 Drive recycling and waste management
 Source reliable suppliers and constantly strive to negotiate the best prices from them
 Sourcing of maintenance parts through local channels
 Control all maintenance related purchases
 Ensure your team, treats all equipment with care and are trained in their areas of responsibility
 Control wastage within your department
 Fuel and fleet stats management

Finance:

 Ensure stores are controlled
 Negotiate the best prices and spot check agreements
 Control the expenditure and manage the budgets to remain within the limits agreed on with management
 Report on and justify all expenditure

Staff:

 Ensure that all staff to be trained in their areas of responsibility and to attend regular training workshops
 Manage performance through feedback and annual performance appraisals
 All new staff to be inducted according to the & Beyond Induction Program
 Ensure all maintenance staff are sensitive to working in guest areas, noise levels and intrusions
 Allocate staff to perform tasks according to prioritized needs
 Recruit and induct new staff in conjunction with HR
 Identify training needs within the maintenance department
 Keep an attendance register
 Ensure that your staff is properly equipped to carry out their duties safely and effectively
 Ensure that you are familiar with the HR policies and procedures manual and that you understand the disciplinary procedures
 Develop your teams and individuals
 Ensure the right people are in the right positions
 Ensure your team are guest focused
 Encourage, inspire and motivate staff
 Recognize great feedback and deal with negative feedback constructively

Stock and Tools

 You will endeavour to keep a par stock of spares that will allow you to effect emergency and other repairs efficiently
 The care for and purchase of tools and other equipment in your department will be your responsibility
 Ensure that tools and spares are neatly stored and packed away
 Perform a stock take of tools from time to time and report any shortfalls to the management

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

 Must have at least 5 years’ experience as a Maintenance Manager in a similar sized operation
 Extensive experience with the maintaining and repairs of desalination plants and industrial generators (250kva), as well as experience with – Plumbing, Sewage treatment systems, water treatment systems; V-sat links, Out Board engines, solar, electrical – light and heavy current, refrigeration, building and general maintenance
 Mozambique experience would be highly advantageous
 Knowledge of vehicle mechanics and management
 Knowledge on maintenance for a sustainable impact
 Knowledge of Swahili and/or Portuguese.
 Ability to operate MS Excel and provide operation reports

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

 Able to handle pressure, and still operate effectively
 Able to use initiative in challenging circumstances
 Energetic, proactive person
 Good interpersonal skills – able to function as part of a team
 Attention to detail
 Diligence and self-motivation to meet deadlines and keep on top of your job
 Willingness/ability to share information and teach and inspire others
 Honest, have good integrity, proactive and driven person who has career ambition

If you meet the above criteria, you have the experience, knowledge required, you have held a similar position within a similar establishment and you are ready to embrace a new challenge and join our dynamic team we would love to hear from you. Please email us your updated CV with a recent face photograph and details of three contactable references.

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