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19 Jun 2022

Permanent Job Position for Senior Sous Chef Needed Urgently

Faircape Health – Posted by Jobdesk24 Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Job Position for Senior Sous Chef Needed Urgently

Location: Western Cape
Job Type: Permanent
Company/Employer: Faircape Health
Job Title: Job Position for Senior Sous Chef Needed Urgently

Vacancy Details

Faircape Restaurant and Catering, part of Faircape Life retirement villages, is located in 6 prime locations across the Western Cape, providing meals to village residents and patients in the onsite healthcare centres.

We are looking for a Senior Sous Chef that will work at Tokai Estate and will lead the service in the kitchen.

We celebrate food for all its flavour, and nourishment.  Developed in collaboration with our staff dietitian, our chef’s prepare wholesome meals 3 times a day using only the finest seasonal and local ingredients.  Each meal is plated to perfection and served with care.

If you are an energetic chef with a creative flair and want to work for a well-established company, this is the ideal role for you!

Reporting to the Group Head Chef and assisting with (preparation, safety and hygiene, staff management), the job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Meal Preparation and Presentation

Control cooking of all food from preparation to presentation

Safety and Hygiene procedures

Equipment usage

Following meal specifications

Streamline production plans with Chefs

Staff management and training

Control all subordinate staff

Ensure staff follows procedures correctly

Ensure that all staff is trained on the required policies and procedures

Ensure that all staff is trained on all cooking methods needed to perform their job

Ensure that all staff are trained on how to use the equipment correctly and safely

Identify training needs within the company and train teams accordingly

Stock control

Printing specs

Manage stock rotation system in Kitchens

Support in managing stock variances

Following specs


Wastage control

Assisting in stock takes

Labelling of all items as per procedure

Health and safety

High standards of food hygiene

Ensure GMP and documentation is up to date

Ensure the entire kitchen is clean and hygienic

Ensure daily and weekly cleaning schedules are adhered to

Attend monthly health and safety meeting

Administrational duties and reporting

Daily paperwork

Check sheets

Weekly chefs report

Coffee Shop & Café fridge

Quality of café product

Baking of café goods

Monitoring and management of the café fridge


  • Chef’s diploma / qualification from a registered tertiary education provider

Requirements and Experience:

  • Proven experience in hospitality and catering of at least 3 years
  • Previous experience preparing Halaal food
  • Proven experience in management of kitchen staff 3-5 years
  • Experiences with catering & management at multiple sites advantageous
  • Experience in food quality management and standardisation
  • Experience in writing & managing SOPs
  • Quality orientated
  • Ability to follow all sanitation procedures
  • Excellent physical condition and stamina
  • Ability to travel and relieve when needed
  • Skills and Knowledge:
  • Ability to follow sanitization procedures
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong administration skills
  • Focus on excellence and high quality standards
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven Leadership skills
  • Strong knowledge of food handling procedures
  • Strong knowledge of GMP
  • Knowledge of various cooking and baking techniques and methods
  • Knowledge of costings of menus
  • Knowledge of excellent customer service principles
  • Knowledge of menu design & planning
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements in a kitchen
  • Multitasking essential

Specific Requirements:

  • Clear health record
  • Clear criminal record
  • Clear credit record
  • Contactable references
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Vaccinated against covid-19 or prepared to be vaccinated prior to commencing job


Job expires in 48 days.

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