Executive Chef

at Ostra Champagne
Published May 5, 2024
Expires June 8, 2024
Location Pretoria, South Africa
Category General  
Job Type Full-Time  

Description

At Ostra, we are proud to offer a unique blend of relaxed fine dining with a focus on global contemporary cuisine and an emphasis on the freshest seafood. Situated at the heart of the culinary scene, our Mediterranean Social Club and Champagne & Oyster Bar is seeking a highly skilled Executive Chef to lead our kitchen operations.

Role Summary:
As the Executive Chef, you will have total oversight of the kitchen's operations, including administrative tasks, human resources, recruitment, and financial controls. You will be instrumental in crafting menu items that not only highlight our Mediterranean roots but also incorporate global flavors to create a truly contemporary dining experience.

Key Responsibilities:

•Oversee all kitchen operations, ensuring seamless function, exceptional food quality, and meticulous attention to detail.
•Manage kitchen staff, including hiring, training, and ongoing professional development.
•Develop and maintain financial controls, budgeting, and comprehensive reporting to ensure profitability.
•Collaborate with management to innovate menu offerings and ensure high standards of food presentation and delivery.
•Engage with guests, providing top-tier interaction and fostering relationships with high-level diners.

Qualifications:

•Proven experience in a top South African restaurant or exposure to Michelin-starred environments.
•Strong leadership skills with extensive experience in kitchen management, including staff administration and financial oversight.
•A deep understanding of Mediterranean cuisine, with a passion for seafood and contemporary global culinary trends.
•Outstanding ability to interact professionally with guests and uphold the highest standards of customer service.
•Meticulous attention to detail in all areas of food quality, presentation, and kitchen hygiene.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and a portfolio specifying "Executive Chef Application" in the subject line.

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