July 17, 2024

Join Our Culinary Team!
Our exquisite 17-room lodge near the majestic Kruger Park is looking for a talented and creative Head Chef to lead our kitchen team. This live-in position is an exciting opportunity to showcase your culinary skills and influence our dining experience, contributing to unforgettable moments for our guests.
Key Responsibilities:
• Lead and manage the kitchen operations for our on-site restaurant.
• Plan and design menus, considering seasonal availability and guest preferences.
• Ensure the highest quality of meal preparation and presentation.
• Manage food purchasing, inventory, and budgeting.
• Train, supervise, and motivate kitchen staff.
• Uphold and enhance food safety and cleanliness standards.
• Collaborate with management to align the culinary direction with the lodge’s strategic goals.
• Create special dishes and menu options for events and guest requests.
Requirements:
• Proven experience as a Head Chef or Senior Sous Chef in a reputable establishment.
• Culinary arts training or equivalent professional kitchen experience.
• A creative culinary mind with a passion for creating exceptional dining experiences.
• Strong leadership skills and experience in staff management.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
• Good communication skills and proficiency in English; additional languages are an asset.
• PMS knowledge and computer literacy essential.
We Offer:
• A competitive salary with live-in accommodations.
• Opportunities to grow professionally in a thriving hospitality environment.
• The chance to work in a stunning location with a committed and supportive team.
Are you ready to bring your culinary expertise to our lodge and make a significant impact on our guest experience? We’d love to add your flavour to our team!
To Apply: Please send your CV, a cover letter, and a portfolio of your work to gm@bucklersafrica.com. We are looking to fill this position promptly and will only contact candidates who are shortlisted for interviews.

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