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We are currently in search of a SOMMELIER for an award winning Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands


Work with international guests in a professional, yet unassuming environment. The main purpose of the junior sommelier is to provide a specialized service to the lodges in terms of wine presentation and service. Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  •           Wine service during meals times.
  •           Hosting of guests for wine tours, food & wine pairing menus and tutored tastings.
  •           General admin work regarding wine stock purchases and cellar management. This included monthly stock take and store room management.
  •           Maintenance & appearance of wine cellar and display rooms.
  •           Wine and beverage training with Front of House staff.
  •           Assist with F&B service for large functions / weddings and therefore a basic knowledge of other alcoholic drinks and cocktails will be an advantage.

The candidates should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic international wine course, WSET level 2/3
  • Computer literate. Excel, word documents, emails
  • Experience in hospitality / guest interactions and service
  • Valid SA drivers license
  • Strong sales skills
  • Sound wine knowledge
  • Physically able to transfer wine & stamina
  • Organised and excellent admin skills
  • A developmental approach to staff
  • Excellent personal presentation
  • The successful candidate should have an enquiring mind, be methodical, pay attention to detail, be creative, show perseverance and patience, ability to work under pressure, have high energy levels, be flexible, have the ability to overcome obstacles and persist with the task at hand, be decisive and adaptable. If you have the knowledge, skills and required experience, and this sounds like a challenge you are ready for and you are able to relocate I would love to hear from you.
  • Please send your CV with a recent face photograph, details of three contactable references and a letter motivating your application.

    Due to the amount of CV’s we anticipate for this appointment we will only get back to those candidate who are shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.

We are currently recruiting for an exclusive 5 star luxury cruise ship  located along the Mediterranean sea. The ideal candidates must come from  a strong 5 star background in the hospitality industry.

Please forward all CV’s to

Below are the positions we have available:

1 ) Massage Therapists

2 ) Maintenance manager

3 ) Spa Managers

4 ) Housekeeping supervisors

5 ) Housekeeping manager

6 ) Receptionist

7 ) Mixologist

8 ) Head Waiters

9 ) F&B Managers

10 ) Restaurant managers

11 ) Executive Chef

12 ) Chef de Partie

13 ) Nursing staff

14 ) Retail managers

15 ) Hostess

16 ) Sommeliers

Executive Chef

We are now in search for an experienced  Exec Chef to oversee 3 lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve . The ideal candidate must have strong controls and admin and have experience in multiple properties.

The role is to support and train junior chefs, assist with special dietaries and ensure company standards are maintained in our offering at all times. The candidate should enjoy working remotely, be a great team player and be passionate about developing his team members and must have experience in working in luxury lodges or 5 star Island Resorts.

Service and Kitchen Management

  •  Run and supervise the Kitchen
  •  Implement menus according to resort identity and create seasonal menus based on guests in house
  •  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
  •  Continuous encouragement and training of staff to provide the best food experience to guests
  •  Be flexible when receiving unexpected requests from guests and ensure you are able to accommodate unusual dietary requirements
  •  Manage Kitchen Hygiene – Perform 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


  •  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 Head 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 property policies
  •  Assist with hiring and screening of all staff ensure the right people are in the right positions

Stock Management and Supplier Relations

  •  Take responsibility for all food with the assistance of the store-man
  •  Responsible for co-ordaining stock management and stock take of all food, weekly, with store-man; Management OF respective store rooms and deep freezers. working closely with store-man 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 resort
  •  Maintain good working relationships with suppliers
  •  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 all products, suppliers, prices and current stock
  •  Organize emergency food section in your deep freezer and dry store
  •  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
  •  Train respective chefs on acceptable and unacceptable quality for receiving goods
  •  Liaise with the resort manager 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


  •  Kitchen management including kitchen administration, general hygiene and people management
  •  Budget management


  •  Formal Chef Qualification
  •  At least 5+ years Chef Experience required in 5 star hotels, lodges or resorts


  •  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


  •  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.

Sous chef for a 5 star property in Hermanus

We are now in search of a Sous Chef for one of the most prestigious properties in the Southern Hemisphere  to take responsibility for contributing to the production of the highest possible food quality in the delegated section at all times, and to co-ordinate and be responsible for staff in your delegated section.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

As Sous you will play an integral role in our renowned and creative team and will be responsible for culinary delights in this award winning kitchen. You will also supervise the  apprentices and trainees within your section.

Entry Requirements:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Sous Chef who we anticipate will have worked in a similar role within the hospitality industry. You will be a team player, have excellent communication skills and attention to detail in order to deliver outstanding quality and service.

Other skills that will need to be demonstrated include:

  • Exceptional culinary skills
  • A high degree of artistic flair
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A high standard of personal presentation
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confident and professional approach


  • At least 5 years  Experience in a 5 star operation
  • Hospitality and Service Training Experience

The successful candidate should have an enquiring mind, be methodical, pay attention to detail, be creative, show perseverance and patience, ability to work under pressure, have high energy levels, be flexible, have the ability to overcome obstacles and persist with the task at hand, be decisive and adaptable. If you have the knowledge, skills and required experience, and this sounds like a challenge you are ready for and you I would love to hear from you.

Please send me your CV with an recent face photograph, details of three contactable references and a letter motivating your application.

Executive chef for a 5 star Island property in Mozambique

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Executive Chef to lead the food service for a prestigious brand new luxury property, a private Island in Mozambique. I am in search of the highest-caliber of chef that foodies and culinary travelers can ever hope to find !!!

Your primary focus will be to:

  • Maintain and expand on the food and beverage offering on the Island for our guests and our staff
  • Conceptualising products, processes and services offered on the Island according to the defined standards and according to company Best Operating Practices.
  • Maintaining and improving operational standards and procedures, including the staff restaurant
  • Always striving to exceed guest expectations
  • Maintaining our points of difference
  • A full understanding of our Brand new concept and offering

The management of the staff

  • Development of the organisational structure of our Kitchen, including the staff restaurant
  • Recruitment and management of the kitchen brigade including the staff Kitchen
  • Continuous training, monitoring and improvement of standards
  • Management of overall staff  welfare and development including succession planning and meeting reasonable expectations
  • Managing the business through the staff


Systems and budgetary control

  • The management and development of the financial systems and controls in the kitchen, including the staff restaurant
  • Implementation and management of the annual operational and capital expenditure budgets required for the kitchen, including the staff restaurant.


Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of 10 years experience in 5-star  international resort environments
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, French, German, Russian and any other languages are advantageous
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in report writing, minutes taking, website postings, etc.
  • Mature public relations skills and experience in public speaking
  • Proven ability in managing a team and familiarity with HR processes and procedures
  • Contract duration: minimum 2 years


The successful candidate should have an enquiring mind, be methodical, pay attention to detail, be creative, show perseverance and patience, ability to work under pressure, have high energy levels, be flexible, have the ability to overcome obstacles and persist with the task at hand, be decisive and adaptable. If you have the knowledge, skills and required experience, and this sounds like a challenge you are ready for and you are able to relocate we would love to hear from you.

Please send me your CV with your food portfolio, a face photograph and details of two contactable references

Assistant Housekeeper- KZN Midlands

I am now in search of a Assistant Housekeeper for this World Class 5 Star award winning  exquisite hotel in the KZN Midlands

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Housekeeper/Laundry Supervisor

Salary: R8000 live in

REPORTS TO: Executive Housekeeper


  • To ensure that the property provides salable, well furnished and maintained guestrooms, public space and staff areas.
  • Responsible for assisting the development of housekeeping policies and procedures by which the highest possible degree of cleanliness, maintenance, and aesthetic value is achieved.
  • To assist in the developing of departmental training programs and to ensure proper implementation in rooms and public space.
  • Responsible for smooth, timely communication between departments.
  • Ensures excellence in housekeeping sanitation, safety, comfort and aesthetics for hotel guests
  • In the absence of the Executive Housekeeper you are responsible for maintaining master key control.
  • Verifies that accurate room status information is maintained and properly communicated.
  • Resolves guest problems quickly, efficiently, and courteously.
  • Supervises all housekeeping employees; ensure that discipline is maintained and write warning letters when company policy has been violated.
  • Plans the work for the Housekeeping department and distributes assignments accordingly.
  • Informs new employees of regulations.
  • Checks the Housekeeping staffs quality and quantity of work, checking places likely to be overlooked.
  • Wears the proper uniform at all times. Require all housekeeping employees to wear proper uniforms at all times. Upholds the hotels commitment to hospitality.
  • Maintains a lost and found department and is responsible for all lost and found items.
  • Supervises the linen stock levels and maintains par stocks in the hotel.
  • Supervises the laundry process.
  • In the absence of the Executive Housekeeper you are responsible for the ordering of all guest supplies and cleaning materials.
  • Ensures that all laundry is correctly laundered according to specifications.
  • Monitors the movement of guest laundry.
  • Ensures that all laundry and housekeeping equipment is in good working order.
  • Housekeeping Assistant must assist in the following duties and responsibilities:
  • You may be required to perform turn-down duties from time to time.
  • A willingness to learn and to be cross trained within the Housekeeping department must be displayed at all times.
  • Be prepared to assist all fellow colleagues in the housekeeping department with their duties.
  • Ensure that a high level of personal hygiene is adhered to at all times.


Education: Matric. Must be able to speak, read and write English fluently

Experience: Minimum of 1 year of 5* hotel housekeeping supervisory experience,

Physical: Ability to plan and implement housekeeping programs and policies and to work and communicate with management, associates and subordinates.

If this sounds like a challenge you are in search of and your experience meets our requirements I would love to hear from you. Please send me a CV with a recent face photograph and details of three contactable references.


Gate Guard for a Game Reserve located in the Kruger-National Park

We are currently in search for a Gate Guard for a Game Reserve located in the Kruger-National Park.

The gate can operate from 05h00 – 10h00 and receives a mix of traffic including staff, contractors and guests.  Since the gate is the first experience guests have of the Reserve it is important that our gate staff understand and can implement security procedures, and are also presentable and hospitable.


Requirements for any potential candidate are that they have a:


  • valid PSIRA rating (minimum D/E),
  • valid driver’s license, and
  • good spoken and written English.


Additional qualifications e.g. computer literacy, office administration, are desirable. Experience in the safari sector are also desirable but not essential.


Staff stay onsite and thus they need to be prepared to work on 21 on / 9 days off, shift roster.


Salary is in the vicinity of R5,200 p/m (before deductions) and includes a R600 p/m food benefit.


We are looking to appoint a minimum of 1 person from 1 February 2020.

Procurement Manager

We are currently in search of a Procurement Manager who is a dynamic, enthusiastic, service driven team player to join the Procurement team in Botswana,Maun
Please email your CV to


  • Directly manage and assume responsibility for a team of +/- 4 people
  • Co-ordinate, plan and assume overall responsibility for the procurement and distribution of all necessary supplies to the company’s lodges/camps, located in the Okavango Delta
  • Purchase quality supplies in a timely manner and at the lowest cost
  • Coordinate vendor activity and negotiations
  • Establish, monitor and maintain optimal pricing with vendors
  • Review and approve purchase orders for compliance with company policy and ordering requirements
  • Take on the responsibility for efficient and cost-effective scheduling of deliveries
  • Provide necessary support for the lodges and co-ordinate the constant communication of order status
  • Maintain and improve proficiency in computerised ERP systems; be literate and functional with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel
  • Assist in the preparation and management of the departmental budget
  • Assist in the hiring, training, evaluating, supervising and terminating of the department personnel
  • Supervise weekly and monthly stock counts or as an when deemed necessary


  • Judgment and decision-making ability
  • Demonstrated integrity and ethical standards
  • Effective listening, communication (verbal and written), and negotiating skills
  • Team player who works productively with wide range of people


  • Education: Relevant degree or diploma in logistics or stock management or similar (preferred)
  • Experience: Minimum 3 years in similar position (5 years preferred)
  • Wholesale, distribution experience required
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Superior abilities on MS Office products particularly Excel.


Guide Trainer for a 5 star game lodge based in Botswana

We are currently in search for a Guide Trainer for a 5 star game lodge based in Botswana. The ideal candidate must come from a 5 star guiding background

Please email your CV to


  • The recruitment, selection and Phase 1 training process of new guides
  • Assisting with and developing the Phase 2 and Phase 3 training process at the lodges
  • Developing the training methodology and guiding practices in the region
  • Monitoring and influencing the standard of guiding in the field, for new and experienced guides alike
  • Skills development and capacity building in the ranging teams
  • The smooth and successful running Training course (phase 1), including doing the recruitment, arranging the interviews, delivering the training, assessing candidates’ progress and administering all paperwork and records
  • Constantly assessing the relevance and effectiveness of the training course and developing it as required
  • The care and maintenance rifles and equipment
  • Visiting the lodges to assist with ranger training where required
  • Visiting the lodges to monitor Field Standards and Guiding Culture, advising and correcting where necessary
  • Working with head rangers to ensure that the lodge mentor teams are adequately trained to manage and deliver phase 2 training
  • Running mentor training courses and/or interventions as required
  • Running guiding refresher training courses and/or interventions as required
  • Training of Guest Safety Officers
  • Rifle Training and maintaining standards
  • Assisting with the development of specialist/private safaris
  • Leadership training and development within the region
  • Involvement with Africa Foundation


  • Achieved Inkwazi Ranger Course
  • FGASA Field Guide (Level 1), preferably FGASA Specialist Field Guide (Level 3) – South African Applicants
  • BQA – Qualifications
  • Drivers licence with valid PDP or PRDP
  • NDT Registered – South African Applicants
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Grade 2 walking qualification
  • Preferably Grade 2 walking assessor
  • Mentor
  • Preferably NQF Assessor – South African Applicants
  • Preferably BQA Assessor – Botswana Applicants


  • Minimum of 2 years previous guiding, lodge operator essential
  • Guide Mentor
  • Preferably Head Ranger or Assistant Head Ranger

CDP Pastry

I am now in search of a very strong CDP Pastry for a 5 star property located in Stellenbosch . The candidate I am looking for must have solid and sound experience in a 5 star property or Fine Dining Restaurant with a proven track record and excellent references. 

Please email your CV to

Main purpose:

To be responsible for the running of the whole section and assist the senior chefs in managing the kitchen effectively.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Executive Chef and the kitchen team to maintain high standards in the quality of food both as to its preparation and its presentation
  • Working in all areas of the kitchen
  • Inform the senior chef on duty of anything which is broken or finished
  • Preparing the mise en place needed for service and ensuring that the kitchen is set up ready for service.
  • Reporting directly to the Executive chef any problems that pertain to the kitchen
  • All food to be tasted on a daily basis.
  • Provide outstanding and friendly service to the guests at all times
  • Plating of continental breakfast buffets, cooked breakfasts, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner when needed and to the correct standard

Stock Control:

  • Receiving & checking the quality of produce delivered.
  • Check all requisitions is strictly followed by other departments
  • Discuss all provisions-related problems directly with the Executive Chef on a daily basis.
  • Check proper storage of all equipment.
  • Efficient stock control including regular stock rotations of the Fish, Meat and Walking Fridges as well as the freezers.
  • Reducing and controlling the amount of breakages and wastage in your areas of responsibility

Hygiene, Health and Safety & Maintenance:

  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the kitchen at all times
  • Maintaining hygiene standards in all areas of the Kitchen  i.e. Dry store, Fridges etc
  • Ensure that all equipment is clean and in good working order
  • Maintaining hygiene standards in all food preparation and restaurant back of house areas
  • Be on the lookout for all maintenance issues and ensure that the correct persons are contacted and that the work is carried out to the correct standard

Abilities and Skills:

  • A Passion for cooking first and foremost and ambition to improve your skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate in English
  • Effective listening skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – may have to interact with guests
  • Organisational skills – Ability to plan, coordinate, execute and follow up
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Ability to multitask
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to motivate yourself
  • Able to work in all areas of the kitchen –  Cold Kitchen, Pastry, Meat ,Fish and Sauces
  • Knife skills
  • Good wine knowledge, able to understand food & wine pairing
  • Basic knowledge of HACCP  and Hygiene
  • Flexable
  • Ambitious
  • Must be of sober habits
  • Neat and presentable


  • Formal cookery diploma
  • 3 years experience in 5 * Hotel

If you are a passionate chef wanting to work with one of the country’s finest chefs where you will be able to develop really strong foundations in one of the country’s finest Restaurants I would like to hear from you. Please email me a copy of your updated CV along with a recent face photograph and details of three contactable references.

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