Senior CDP

I am now in search of a very strong Senior CDP who is strong in ALL AREAS OF THE KITCHEN for a Hotel based in Cape Town. 

Salary: R13500


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
  • 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

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
  • Able to work in all areas of the kitchen –  Cold Kitchen, Pastry, Meat ,Fish and Sauces
  • Good wine knowledge, able to understand food & wine pairing
  • Basic knowledge of HACCP  and Hygiene
  • Must be of sober habits
  • Neat and presentable


  • Formal cookery diploma

Salary: R10000.00-R13500.00 dep on experience.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Please send your updated CV in MS Word and a recent head and shoulders clear photograph of yourself in your chefs whites

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