Head chef for a café - tanzania

Job Summary

Our client, a café based in Tanzania, is seeking a Head Chef to join their team and prepare delicious meals for the customers.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

The Chef responsibilities will include studying recipes, setting up menus and preparing high-quality dishes. The chef should be able to delegate tasks to kitchen staff to ensure meals are prepared in a timely manner. The role involves all the regular duties associated with preparation and cooking of food, maintaining highest professional food quality & presentation. Also, you should be familiar with sanitation regulations. Ultimately, the successful candidate will prepare and deliver a complete menu that delights our guests.


Key Responsibilities

  • Set up the kitchen with cooking utensils and equipment
  • Commitment to quality service, and food and beverage knowledge
  • Understanding of recipes and gather all necessary ingredients
  • Inspect food preparation and serving areas to ensure observance of safe, sanitary handling practices.
  • Ensure appealing plate presentation
  • Supervise Cooks and assist as needed
  • Slightly modify recipes to meet customers’ needs and requests
  • Monitor food stock and place orders
  • Check freshness of food and discard out-of-date items
  • Experiment with recipes and suggest new ingredients
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations within the kitchen area
  • Substitute for or assist other cooks during emergencies or rush periods.



  • Proven work experience as a Chef or Cook
  • Culinary school diploma preferred
  • Hands-on experience with various kitchen equipment (e.g. grillers and pasta makers)
  • Advanced knowledge of culinary, baking and pastry techniques
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent time management abilities
  • Up-to-date knowledge of cooking techniques and recipes
  • Familiarity with sanitation regulations
  • Exhibit effective verbal and written communication in multiples venues and/or settings.


Monthly Gross Salary: Ksh. 100,000 – 120,000 (Approx. 1000 – 1200 USD) depending on individual skills and experience.

Career Level:  Lower Middle Level

Education: Diploma Certificate

Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Deadline: 10th February 2018


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