Sous Chef - N/A06199
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Maslow Sandton



Job Purpose

Manages the day to day delivery of the food production operation within a specific outlet with the objectives of:

  • maximising revenue through controlling operational efficiencies and productivities
  • maintaining operating standards (hygiene, health, safety, environmental)
  • maintaining a quality culinary product
  • controlling operating equipment and stock
  • achieving governance within the outlet in line with all standard operating procedures team management


  • 3-Year Culinary Diploma or equivalent National Culinary Qualification at a Diploma level
  • Membership with South African Chef€™s Association and other relevant culinary accreditation


  • 5-6 years€™ experience and track record in a similarly graded hotel / restaurant kitchen environment of which at least 2 years€™ experience must have been as a chef de partie


Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to make use of intermediate computer skills
  • Ability to work shifts that meet operational requirements

Key Performance Areas:

  • In collaboration with the Executive Sous Chef, develop outlet objectives and deliverables in line with the Culinary strategy
  • Facilitate the communication and implementation of Culinary deliverables for the outlet
  • Provide clear delegation of authority and accountability for deliverables
  • Manage and allocate people and operational resources
  • Communicate plans relative to promotions and strategies to relevant staff and stakeholders within the unit
  • Align plans with EE, SD and procurement transformation strategies which contribute towards BBBEE targets being achieved for the property
  • Put in place staff scheduling and duty allocations to ensure coverage
  • Handle shift briefings / handovers / shift reports
  • Manage the preparation of mise-en-place
  • Complete opening and closing checklists
  • Interact and be present on the floor during service to ensure food quality and presentation in line with standards
  • Handle any special requests, special requirements, recommendations, concerns, resolution of complaints, issues experienced during service etc.
  • Manage staff appearance and kitchen appearance/ functioning of equipment and systems for the outlet
  • Report and resolve any issues experienced
  • Monitor the cleanliness and hygiene of the kitchen before, during and after service
  • ompletes shift reports
  • Produce a 10-day / 20-day and monthly food cost report
  • Contributes to month-end financial reports for the outlet (Budget vs revenue, food cost, etc)
  • Audit food safety standards to ensure outlet compliance with relevant legislation regulations
  • Conduct maintenance and hygiene inspections in all areas of the kitchen
  • Monitor health, safety, hygiene and environmental elements in the outlet
  • Manage the control and storage of stock and operating equipment as per SOP for the outlet
  • Investigate variances / discrepancies and take necessary action to correct
  • Monitor Culinary standards and processes
  • Control waste for the outlet
  • Work with internal stakeholders (maintenance, finance, HR, and security) to identify risk areas and address these
  • Collaborate with the Executive Sous Chef to complete the planning for the Budget and forecasts for the outlet
  • Motivate and manage Capex requirements for the outlet
  • Authorise spend in line with budget
  • Food recipe €“ All menu item food recipes to be documented, updated and captured into the system MC or IFS to ensure accurate food theoretical.
  • Manage the conducting of accurate stock takes for the outlet in line with Company process. Report on any variances for the outlet
  • Report on staffing and productivities
  • Monitor departmental leave liability
  • Check all outlet staff wages / spend are in line with budget as a % of revenue; maintain productivity ratios of performance for line staff


Preference will be given to employees from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998, SISA internal recruitment policy as well as units employment equity plans.