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Junior Sous Chef

Johannesburg, South Africa

We are seeking an energetic, confident Junior Sous Chef. We currently have  vacancies available within the daily restaurant food preparation section of the kitchen. Preparing breakfast and lunch orders. 

Essentially, the Junior Sous Chef is responsible for assisting with planning and directing food preparation in kitchens. This involves a large degree of supervising other kitchen staff, as well as keeping an eye out for problems that arise in the kitchen and seizing control of a situation at a moment’s notice.

Responsibilities

Work with the executive chefs to produce diversified menus in accordance with the restaurant’s policy and vision

Come up with new dishes which appeal to the clients, whenever required

Produce high quality dishes that follow up the established menu and level up to location’s standards, as well as to clients’ requirements

Plan the food design in order to create a perfect match between the dish’s aspect and its taste

Discover talented chefs and train them in order to reach the high standards of the location

Train the auxiliary kitchen staff in order to provide best results in minimum time and using at the maximum the available resources

Maintain order and discipline in the kitchen during working hours

Create tasting menus for clients interested in contracting the food for different events (wedding, banquets, corporate dinners, birthday parties, etc.) from their kitchen

Developing a cross-marketing strategy in order to increase profit, such as pairing drinks with the food served.

Requirements

Proficient in English

Well rounded experience/internship within a reputable restaurant will be an advantage 

Experience as a Sous Chef will be an advantage

Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures

Excellent record of kitchen and staff management

Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions

Familiar with industry’s best practices

BS degree in Culinary science or related certificate would be a plus

Skills

Skills

Communication

Teamwork Oriented

Maintains a Good Energy Level

Thorough and Organized

Professional

Punctual