Head Chef

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Altterrain Services


PURPOSE: Overseeing   the preparation, cooking and presentation of meals in the Kitchen and supervision of staff in the overall production of food.


  • Minimum of a diploma/certificate in food production or any equivalent combination of education and working experience sufficient to perform job duties may be considered.
  • Able to show initiative and have good interpersonal skills.
  • Must know how to use the cooking range, ovens and other modern kitchen equipment.
  • Able to supervise a large kitchen brigade.
  • Be physically fit and be able to pass pre-employment and medical examinations.
  • Creative with food items.
  • Experience managing a diverse team and strong willingness to build capacity of local staff .
  • Knowledge of food cost control principles.
  • Knowledge of computer, using office software such as Excel, Word and Power Point.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of a variety of cuisine

The specific duties of the Head Chef will be as set out below but not limited to:

  • Ordering supplies from the stores.
  • Ensure the kitchen is maintained clean at all times through the continuous practice of clean as you go.
  • You will be required to observe very high standards of cleanliness and hygiene as well as ensure all your subordinates keep these standards.
  • Supervise the packing of food and serving of food at the food counter.
  • Supervise and ensure food is cooked and served in a timely manner at all times.
  • Report to your supervisor any accidents or potential accidents that may occur in the kitchen.
  • Help reduce any wastage or spoilage that may occur in the kitchen and support the Project Manager in maintaining the required food cost level.
  • Attend all meetings organized by the Project and implement all that is agreed upon in the meetings.
  • Design and present menus which are to be approved by the Project Manager.
  • To ensure that you have your PPE on at all times and to work safely by ensuring that you adhere to all site regulations regarding safety, health and the environment.
  • To be pro –active in all aspects of operational safety and encourage teamwork within the department.

If you meet the above criteria, email your application letter and curriculum vitae to the Human Resource Officer on [email protected] not later than 28th  February 2023. Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  If you do not hear from us within 30 days of your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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