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Head Chef at White Tree Retail Limited

White Tree Gourmet is a seamless grocery shopping experience in the heart of Ikoyi, Lagos. Buy fresh produce and quality products for your home in-store or online. Whitetree Bistro – a blend of relaxation and flavours. Our Vision is Making Grocery shopping modern and inspiring for our customers in Nigeria. Our Products: When you walk through each section and aisle, you’re walking through the best products in their widest ranges. Our Experience: We are completely sold out to improve your grocery shopping experience from our products, our team and our programs.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head Chef

Location: Ikoyi, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • Accountable for overall success of the daily kitchen operations.
  • Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while leading the staff and managing all food related functions.
  • Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maintaining the operating budget.
  • Supervises all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced.
  • Responsible for guiding and developing staff including direct reports.
  • Must ensure sanitation and food standards are achieved.

Core Work Activities:

  • Ensuring Culinary Standards and Responsibilities are Met:
  • Manages kitchen shift operations and ensures compliance with all Food & Beverage policies, standards and procedures.
  • Estimates daily production needs on a weekly basis and communicates production needs to kitchen personnel daily.
  • Prepares and cooks continental foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.
  • Assists in determining how food should be presented and creates decorative food displays.
  • Maintains purchasing, receiving and food storage standards.
  • Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.
  • Performs all duties of kitchen managers and employees as necessary.
  • Recognizes superior quality products, presentations and flavor.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.
  • Operates and maintains all department equipment and reports malfunctions.
  • Checks the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.

Leading Kitchen Operations:

  • Supervises and coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.
  • Leads shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications.
  • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
  • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.
  • Maintains the productivity level of employees.
  • Ensures employees understand expectations and parameters.
  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.
  • Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.
  • Communicates performance expectations in accordance with job descriptions for each position.
  • Recognizes success performance and produces desired results.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service:

  • Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.
  • Sets a positive example for guest relations.
  • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.
  • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
  • Handles guest problems and complaints.

Maintaining Culinary Goals:

  • Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Utilizes the Labor Management System to effectively schedule to business demands and for tracking of employee time and attendance.
  • Trains employees in safety procedures.

Requirements

  • OND / HND qualification with at least 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of Continental Dishes is highly required.

Deadline: 5th December, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send a copy of their CV to: careers@whitetreegourmet.com using “Head Chef” as the subject of the email.

Note: Candidates living on the Lagos Island or environs are expected to apply.

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