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Earlybird Schools

Kitchen Manager at Earlybird Day and Boarding Primary School- Machakos

Earlybird Schools

Food Services & Catering

Education KSh 45,000 - 60,000 Negotiable
1 month ago

Job Summary

The job of Kitchen Manager is done for the purpose/s of directing kitchen staff, meeting the mandated nutritional needs of learners and maintaining high standards of hygiene as per the Ministry of Health regulations. Earlybird Primary school comprises of Day and boarding learners.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Management level
  • Experience Length:5 years

Job Description/Requirements

•         Calculates recipe quantities for the purpose of assuring adequate meals to meet the need of staff and students, without creating excess waste.

•         Supervises kitchen staff to maintain high standards when cleaning utensils, equipment, and storage, food preparation and serving areas for the purpose of maintaining safe and sanitary conditions.

•         Directs assigned personnel, student workers and/or volunteers (e.g. performing kitchen duties, assigning work schedules, etc.) for the purpose of guiding the individuals in performing their functions in a safe and efficient manner.

•         Inspects food items and/or supplies for the purpose of verifying quantity and specifications of orders and/or complying with mandated health standards.

•         Maintains food and supplies inventory for the purpose of assuring adequate supply to provide the planned meals to students and staff.

•         Supervises dining Hall when learners are having meals and ensures kitchen staff serve the food promptly

•     Orders food and supplies for the purpose of preparing meals to meet the nutritional needs of students and staff. Prepares documentation (e.g. Kitchen policies, safety manuals and food processing regulations, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information.

•         Responds to inquiries of staff and learners for the purpose of providing information regarding the quality of food

•         Trains employees and evaluates job performance for the purpose of achieving success in the child nutrition program.

•         Attends regular staff meetings with the rest of the school staff to keep updated on current events

•         Hiring new staff and providing training to facilitate quick acclimation.

•         Coming up with detailed kitchen processes for each available position and/or staff member.

•         Streamlining the kitchen processes to maintain prompt service times.

•         Setting regular cleaning standards for the kitchen and verification of good staff sanitation levels.

•         Oversee health code compliance issues on matters food storage and cleaning practices.


1) A bachelors degree in culinary science or relevant fields.

2) A minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role.

3) Strong knowledge of cooking methods kitchen equipment and best practices

4) Good understanding of MS Office and restaurant software programs.

5) Teamwork oriented with outstanding leadership abilities.

6) Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

NOTE: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

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