Hospitality / Travel / Tourism

Job Vacancy for Chef at Ashton & Dave Travels and Holidays Limited

Ashton & Dave Travels and Holidays Limited – We are an International Travel Agency that base in Lagos with branches and subsidiaries in other parts of the country.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chef

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers

Job Summary

  • We seek applications from qualified and suitable candidates for the position of a Chef in our Port Harcourt Guest House from a growing offline and online hospitality brand, that would be saddled as follows:

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • To ensure the production of high quality of food
  • To control costs and expenses in the procurement of food, beverages and other kitchen allied items
  • To ensure effective communication with staff members.

Scope of Work

  • Purchasing high quality products
  • Plan and develop menus for all food outlets in the Guest House
  • Analyzing and testing new products
  • Follow up of daily market produce
  • Controlling proper storage of food
  • Production of high quality food
  • Random, regular checkup of all areas to ensure proper sanitation and hygiene
  • Checking all food ingredients from the supplier at receiving bay
  • Maximizing the productivity of staff through proper supervision
  • To ensure guest’s satisfaction in all food outlets

Maximization of Profitability:

  • Controlling food production
  • Controlling all other expenses
  • Controlling maintenance of all equipment
  • Weekly check in the local market for new products with the best value for money

Commercial and Marketing:

  • Development of new menus
  • Analysis of competition

Education and Experience Required

  • To perform these functions successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to a satisfactory standard.
  • Ability to spot and resolve problems efficiently
  • Capable of delegating multiple tasks
  • Keep up with cooking trends and best practices
  • Sensitivity to guests: good relationship skills
  • Must be computer literate and must have work knowledge of various computer software programs (Micro Soft Offices, Restaurant Management software, POS, etc)
  • Effective management.
  • Minimum of Hotel Diploma or equivalent in Catering & Hotel Management or its equivalent
  • Minimum of four years’ experience in similar position or training (with proven track records); or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to calculate figures and amount such as discounts, proportions, and percentages
  • Significant experience in the Food and Beverage Industry, especially in Kitchen Management
  • Proven working experience as Head Chef.
  • Excellent records of Kitchen Management
  • Ability to speak and write clearly, Must be able to listen to, read and/or write instructions, memos, short correspondences and messages. Second language would be an added advantage.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to interact positively with Management, co – workers, and the public to promote a team effort and maintain a positive and professional approach
  • Ability to produce a high volume of work in a timely manner, which is accurate, complete, and of high quality
  • Ability to come to work regularly and on time, to follow directives, to take criticism, to get along with co – workers and guests, to treat co workers, supervisors and guests with respect and courtesy, and to refrain from abusive, insubordinate and/or violent behavior.

Very attractive and negotiable.

Deadline: 9th November, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should please send their Resume to: and copy using the position as the subject of the mail.

Note: Please adhere strictly to the Job Description (JD) requirements. CV’s without the required hospitality experience will be discarded.

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