Exec Chef 5 Star Award Winning Boutique Lodge Hout Bay

I am now in search of an Exec Chef for this an Award Winning 5 star boutique lodge in the Western Cape.

The lodge is a 5 star, award-winning boutique lodge nestled at the base of the ocean-facing Table Mountain National Park.


Kitchen Hygiene standards set

Responsible for training chefs & implementing kitchen standards

Correct chemicals and sufficient cleaning materials to be in stock at all times

7 day Menu set according to Food Styling Guide and approved by the company

Presentation as discussed and according to Styling Guide

Creative Bush Banqueting according to Food Styling Guide

Proactive Maintenance

Good communications with: All chefs; All camp managers; HOD’s, Lodge Manager and suppliers

Good stock controls and stock rotation

Good administration and personnel files to be kept according to Lodge Manager’s requirements.

Responsible for all food orders, storerooms and fridge and deep freezers

Left-over management: left-overs to be discussed and processed every day

Vehicles and containers transporting food to camps to be spotless

Checklists of all items going to camps in place

All food going out to guests at any time to be checked by chef

Chef to check buffets/dinner/breakfasts etc. at each camp at least 3 times per week

Minimal traffic through kitchen: kitchen staff, Exec chef and Lodge manager to enter through kitchen

All fridges and refrigerators and storerooms to be kept locked or keys to be left with an accountable Chef.

All meals and platters to be put out at last minute – fresh, fresh, fresh!

Quality and quantity of snacks to game drives to be checked

Bush banqueting, drink stops, picnics etc. to have checklists

Canteens organised

Good interaction with Guests, and other company Chefs: Invite feedback, exchange ideas; be suggestion-friendly; share experience

Good discipline and fair treatment: Exec Chef to be a Role Model

Be aware of & make your chefs aware of special dietary needs Guests


Communication skills – with guests and fellow staff members

Standard of your work must exceed the standard of the lodge

Good organisational ability

Lateral thinking ability


Must adhere to World Class Hospitality and Service Standards

Honest, have good integrity, proactive and driven person who has career ambitions




The surrounding communities

The country

Company Knowledge

Valid unendorsed SA driver’s license essential


Experience in the service industry especially in dealing with guests and staff

At least 3+ years relevant experience

Passion for creating fabulous food

The successful candidate should have an immense passion for food, people and service. 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, if this sounds like a challenge you are ready for, we would love to hear from you. Please send your updated CV with a recent face photograph, details of three contactable references and a letter motivating your application.

Please forward CV to lwanda@broadhorizons.co.za

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