Multiple Positions

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: Negotiable

Our Village Foods Zambia

MULTIPLE POSITIONS

Head Chef

Job Purpose:

Oversees the restaurant’s kitchen by managing other members of the food preparation team, deciding what dishes to serve and adjusting orders to meet guests’ requests. Chooses ingredients and designs a menu based on the seasonal availability of food items. Creates unique dishes that inspire guests to come back again and again to see what is new in the restaurant.

Job Duties:

  • Coordinate and direct all food preparation, from prep through service
  • Monitor the quality of all food and beverages
  • Track, record, and maintain inventory stock including foods, beverages, and kitchen supplies
  • Direct and design and plating/presentation techniques for all dishes
  • Create new recipes and design overall menu, including specials
  • Work efficiently to resolve any problems that arise in the kitchen
  • Research and implement new culinary trends
  • Employs food safety best practices and makes sure that all kitchen staff members do the same
  • Experiments to come up with new specialties that will draw more clients into the restaurant
  • Coaches chefs and other members of the kitchen staff, so they perform at their best
  • Determines how much food to order and maintains an appropriate supply at the restaurant
  • Keeps up with trends in cooking and the restaurant business to ensure that guests have a positive experience
  • Works quickly and accurately during busy periods
  • Takes direction and works with the restaurant’s administrative team

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5 Years’ Experience
  • Diploma/Degree in Culinary science /Hospitality or related filed
  • Great Communication Skills
  • Works Quickly, Physical Stamina, Creative Flair, Flexible Schedule, Strong Communication, Organizational Skills, Team Mentality and Leadership Skills

PASTRY CHEF

Job Purpose:

Oversees the restaurant’s kitchen by managing other members of the food preparation team. The pastry Chef to prepare a variety of desserts, pastries or other sweet goods. Your skill in baking high quality treats should be matched by your creativity to develop new amazing tastes and recipes.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare a wide variety of goods such as cakes, cookies, pies, bread etc. following traditional and modern recipes
  • Create new and exciting desserts to renew our menus and engage the interest of customers
  • Decorate pastries using different icings, toppings etc. to ensure the presentation will be beautiful and exciting
  • Monitor stocks for baking ingredients such as flour, sugar etc. and make appropriate orders within budget
  • Check quality of material and condition of equipment and devices used for cooking
  • Guide and motivate pastry assistants and bakers to work more efficiently
  • Identify staffing needs and help recruit and train personnel
  • Maintain a lean and orderly cooking station and adhere to health and safety standards

Requirements

  • 3-5 Years’ experience as Pastry Chef, baker or relevant role
  • Diploma/Certificate in Food production
  • Great attention to detail and creativity
  • Organizing and leadership skills
  • Willingness to replenish professional knowledge
  • In depth knowledge of sanitation principles, food preparation and baking techniques and nutrition
  • Working knowledge of baking with ingredient limitations (pastries that are gluten free, sugarless etc.)
  • Certificate in culinary arts, pastry-making, baking or relevant field

Waiter & Waitress

Job Purpose:

The Waiter/Waitress will take orders and serve food and beverages to customers in our restaurant. Always aware of customer satisfaction to deliver the perfect service experience. Ensure high quality of food and beverages to customers. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: servicing the Guest in a friendly, efficient manner while maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Guests must feel welcome, comfortable and well attended to at all times

Responsibilities:

  • Provide the perfect service experience for every customer/guest
  • Ensure the customer feels important and welcome in the restaurant
  • Ensure hot food is hot and cold food is cold
  • Adhere to timing standards for products and services
  • Look for ways to consolidate service and increase table turns
  • Present menu, answer questions and make suggestions regarding food and beverage
  • Serve the Customer/Guest in an accommodating manner
  • Must know all food offered
  • Apply positive suggestive sales approach to guide Guests
  • Maintain table cleanliness
  • Looks for ways to avoid waste and limit costs
  • Assist in keeping the restaurant clean and safe
  • Deliver food and beverages to any table as needed

Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in fast paced environment
  • Must be creative
  • Must be able work with minimal supervision
  • Must be a team leader
  • Must have clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have the physical abilities to carry out the functions of the job description
  • Must be able to responsibly handle cash transactions
  • Must be able to consolidate and coordinate needs for all tables within their station
  • Must be able to carry food and beverages
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred
  • At least one-year experience as a food server within a restaurant, hotel, or conference center operation
  • Any related customer service/oriented experience will be considered
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate in fluent English

Our Village Foods Zambia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and if you meet the requirements of the position, please address your application letter to: The Human Resource Officer, Our Village Foods Zambia, Plot 12 Lunzua Road, Rhodespark, P/B E851, Lusaka, Zambia and e-mail your application letter with your CV to: [email protected]

The deadline for receiving applications is 30th September 2020