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  • Posted: Nov 24, 2020
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    Life and Brand Portfolio (formerly the Harbour House Group) was founded in 1998 when Harbour House first opened its doors in Kalk Bay. Over the last 20 years the group has built a respected reputation as a leading experiential dining company in South Africa, a now must-visit country on the global foodie map. With 33 restaurants across eight brands now sit...
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    Brand Chef


    • Life & Brand Portfolio seeks an experienced Brand Chef. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role in a fast-paced environment. 


    Training & Standard Maintenance

    • Ensuring standards are upheld.
    • Providing input regarding new recruits, disciplinaries and dismissals.

    Quality Control

    • Store visits regularly, monthly quality control audit and report for each store.
    • Quality control on products from suppliers.
    • Weekly visits to Central Kitchen for tastings.
    • Supervising staff, offering assistance as needed.

    New Recipe & Menu Development

    • Create or design new recipes based on a brief, compile a proposal, arrange tastings.
    • Once approved, create plate recipes and production recipes.
    • Implement and train staff on new dishes.

    Cost of Sales Controls

    • During store visits, check stock counts, analysis of monthly cost of sales report. Provide analysis for stores that have issues.
    • Portion control as part of the sales control.

    Hygiene & Safety Standards

    • Ensuring proper hygiene on a daily basis, train staff around safe kitchen practices.
    • Ensure updates around hygiene and safety standards are relayed and actioned in store.


    • 5 years in a similar role.
    • Applicable degree or qualification
    • Experience in a similar environment would be preferable
    • Strong Leadership ability;
    • Well organised
    • Computer Literate and experience on MICROS BOH Systems will be an advantage as well
    • Ability to delegate and manage down effectively;
    • High attention to detail and process driven;
    • Ability to interpret statistical information;
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of management
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Discretion and integrity
    • Stress tolerance
    • Decision-making



    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Life & Brand Portfolio on to apply

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