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Executive Chef for a camp – Laikipia

Our client, a hotel group with properties in Kenya is looking for an Executive Chef for their Camp in Laikipia. The successful candidate will be responsible for organizing and coordinating all food and beverage related operations, procedures, procurement and service. He/She must have at least 2 years’ experience working as a Head Chef in a 5 star Lodge or Tented Camp, be a strong leader and very customer oriented. International Experience is a plus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementing, maintaining and training all kitchen staff on all kitchen procedures and standards.
  • Innovative bush dining experience.
  • Vehicles and containers transporting food to camps to be spotless.
  • Excellent stock controls, rotation and administration.
  • Responsible for all food orders, storerooms and fridge and deep freezes.
  • Support the Lodge Manager and Assistant Lodge Manager with all HR related duties relating to the department.
  • Develop, upskill and train, motivate and inspire the reception team to aspire to the
  • Company’s Beliefs and standards.
  • Co-ordinate and manage the team’s requirements relating to the working roster, leave, staff welfare and payroll duties.


  • A formal or tertiary food qualification.
  • Minimum of 2 years previous Exec / Head Chef experience required in a 5 Star Lodge or Tented camp.
  • Conversant with Micros POS and Materials Control software.
  • Customer focused with a warm friendly personality.
  • Excellent Communication and leadership skills.
  • Proactive, energetic and “out of the box” thinker.
  • Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • World class Hospitality Food and Beverage service standards.
  • Be abreast of current environmental and political issues.
  • First aid training (beneficial).


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