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  • Posted: Jun 2, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The Faircape Group is an independent development and property management company with more than 30 years of success in the industry. We incorporate free standing homes, sectional title units, as well as mixed use residential and commercial buildings. The recent acquisition in joining the retirement sector has seen the Group grow beyond expectation. We are a ...
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    Junior Chef


    • The Faircape Group operates 6 high end retirement/lifestyle villages in the Western Cape.
    • We are looking for a Junior Chef to assist the Chef at Heritage Manor in Somerset West.
    • If you are energetic with with a creative flair and want to work for a well established company, this is the ideal role for you!
    • Reporting to the Chef, the incumbent will assist in taking control of the kitchen (preparation, safety and hygiene, staff management).

    The job duties include, but is not limited to the following:
    Meal Preparation

    • Preparing, cooking and presenting dishes in accordance with best practice
    • Oversee that the kitchen staff are following correct instructions and performing daily duties
    • Prepare ingredients to use in cooking (chopping and peeling vegetables, cutting meat etc.)
    • Check food while cooking to ensure cooking temperature guidelines are followed
    • Ensure staff are following procedures for food and other items to be stored properly at appropriate temperatures
    • Ensuring that dishes are produced to the required standards of quality and attractiveness before serving.
    • Assisting in the preparation and cooking of food for special functions and “special days” as and when required.
    • Observe and test foods to determine if they have been cooked sufficiently, using methods such as tasting, smelling, or piercing them with utensils
    • Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes
    • Cook on several different orders simultaneously.
    • Measure ingredients required for specific food items being prepared.
    • Operate large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers, or griddles.
    • Read food order slips or receive verbal instructions as to food required by waiter, and prepare and cook food according to instructions.
    • Bake breads, cakes, muffins and scones when required
    • Verify that prepared food meets requirements for quality and quantity.
    • Prepare meals from a recipe and manage quantities in terms of recipes

    Quality Control

    • Check quality of ingredients
    • Monitoring portion and waste control

    Hygiene and Safety

    • Ensuring you and your team have high standards of food hygiene and follow the rules of health and safety
    • Ensure GMP (good management practices) guidelines followed
    • Ensure that the food prep area and kitchen are cleaned and sanitized at the end of shifts
    • Inspect food preparation and serving areas to ensure observance of safe, sanitary food-handling practices
    • Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.
    • Ensure that the cleaning of all surfaces, floors, walls and drains are done daily

    Coffee Shop

    • Ensure the coffee shop has muffins and scones available daily by 8h00
    • Ensure that the coffee shop produces fresh products of high quality

    Staff management

    • Assist in training kitchen staff
    • Ensure staff are utilizing their time productively


    • Stock management, record keeping and administration
    • Rotate stock items as per established procedures
    • Receiving deliveries accurately, following company procedures
    • Monitor stock and reporting when there are shortages
    • Restock kitchen for subsequent shifts
    • Ensure all records of the kitchen are completed– cooking temperatures, holding logs, fridges and freezer temperature
    • Check that daily charges have been done by the waiters, if not, do daily charges
    • Requirements
    • Chef's diploma / qualification from a registered tertiary education provider
    • At least 2 years work experience in similar environment
    • Strong knowledge of proper food handling procedures
    • Strong knowledge of GMP practices
    • Able to work as part of a team in a busy kitchen atmosphere
    • Knowledge of various cooking procedures and methods
    • Quality orientated
    • Ability to follow all sanitation procedures
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Strong administration skills
    • Excellent physical condition and stamina

    Working hours: You will be required to work 16.25 shifts per month, according to the roster, from 06h30 to 18h30, Normal working days are Monday to Sunday. Need to be flexible to accommodate the standby procedure of the company.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Faircape Group on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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