Exec Chef/Field Guide couple required in Mpumalanga R27,000DOE

Posted 1 month ago

Cedar Wood Recruitment is currently looking for a couple for an upmarket game lodge in Mpumalanga. The couple needs to be an Executive Chef/Field Guide combination. Live in position apply today. R27,000DOE


Executive Chef:



Kitchen Hygiene standards set

Responsible for training chefs & implementing kitchen standards.

Correct chemicals and sufficient cleaning materials to be in stock at all times

7 day Menu set according to Food Styling Guide and approved by company Food Fundi

Company Training chef to be called on to do training if necessary

Presentation as discussed and according to Styling Guide

Creative Bush Banqueting according to Food Styling Guide

Proactive Maintenance

Good communications with: All chefs; All camp managers; HOD’s, Lodge Manager and suppliers

Good stock controls and stock rotation

Good administration and personnel files to be kept according to Lodge Manager’s requirements.

Responsible for all food orders, storerooms and fridge and deepfreezes

Left-over management: left-overs to be discussed and processed every day

Vehicles and containers transporting food to camps to be spotless

Checklists of all items going to camps in place

All food going out to guests at any time to be checked by chef

Chef to check buffets/dinner/breakfasts etc at each camp at least 3 times per week

Minimal traffic through kitchen: kitchen staff, Exec chef and Lodge manager to enter through kitchen

All fridges and refrigerators and storerooms to be kept locked or keys to be left with an accountable Chef

All meals and platters to be put out at last minute – fresh, fresh, fresh!

Quality and quantity of snacks to game drives to be checked

Bush banqueting, drink stops, picnics etc to have checklists

Canteens organised

Good interaction with Guests

Good discipline and fair treatment: Exec Chef to be a Role Model

Be aware of & make your chefs aware of special dietary needs Guests




Communication skills – with guests and fellow staff members

Standard of your work must exceed the standard of the lodge




Good organisational ability

Lateral thinking ability


Must adhere to World Class Hospitality and Service Standards

Honest, have good integrity, proactive and driven person who has career ambitions






The surrounding communities

The country

Valid unendorsed SA driver’s license essential.



Experience in the service industry especially in dealing with guests and staff

At least 3+ years relevant experience

Passion for creating fabulous food



Hi Cameron


We are slowly starting to look around for an exec chef/FOH couple.

Or an exec chef/Guide couple

We do SA cuisine with homeMade things being high on the list as. We are not into fine dining and french.

Salary around 18K per month for the Chef and around 8-9 K for the FOH or guide.

The above is for when we are back to normal bussiness.

If we find the right person/s before we back to normal we will have to offer a reduced package with the intention to move to above offers.





Work experience as a Field guide, A FGASA level 1 or 2 qualification or higher with theory and practical completed

Registered with DEAT and THETA in terms of improving qualifications

Full Trails guide certificate preferable, Valid first aid certificate

Valid Advanced Rifle Handling certificate, A valid South African Code 8 Driver’s license and PDP

Excellent communication and people handling skills, Co-operative – and keen to work with the balance of the team in the interests of the lodge and the guests


Preferably bilingual – English Afrikaans.

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