Job Title

Kitchen Manager

Western Cape
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Sector: Food & Beverage
Posted: 21 February 2023

Job Details

A luxury retirement village within Somerset West is looking for a Kitchen Manager to provide meals to village residents and patients in the onsite healthcare centres.  

The Kitchen Manager will be responsible for overseeing administrative functions of the kitchen, food wastage system, complete food ordering system, and stock management.  


Stock and Kitchen Management: 

  • Ensure that all related Standards Operational Procedures are implemented and managed in the kitchen  
  • Responsible to ensure that all stock management (food and crockery) is performed correctly and as per procedure  
  • Stock is ordered via procurement as per procedure 
  • Stock issuing to Chefs of the required stock quantities for the days meals based on resident bookings 
  • Stock take to par level, counting of stock items on a daily/weekly basis to ensure that stock levels are correct 
  • Waste management system is implemented and managed 
  • Ensure accurate stock takes  
  • Investigate, manage and correct any discrepancies in stock levels 
  • Kitchen equipment as per procedure  
  • Ensure stock is stored correctly and health and safety guidelines are followed 
  • Monitor temperature control on fridges and freezers 
  • Ensure that kitchen manager report is completed  

Staff Management 

  • Conduct probation evaluations and performance evaluations of scullers  
  • Ensure staff training and development plans are managed, implemented, and administered. 
  • Monitor and ensure staffing levels are correct  

Health and Safety 

  • Implementing and managing HACCP controls 
  • Attending monthly Health and Safety meetings 
  • Keeping kitchen on standard as per specifications of the Department of Health 
  • Ensuring that the kitchen is of correct hygiene standards 
  • Consult with employees regarding risk management concerns 
  • Report incidents immediately, record and investigate all incidents within their work area 
  • Immediately investigate all hazards reported and implement measures to control or eliminate such hazards 

Policies and Procedures:  

  • Ensure where necessary, training of policies and procedures takes place and ensure staff are competent  
  • Deviations from procedure must be managed and reported on  
  • Ensure that standard operating procedures are implemented  
  • Make suggestions for procedural improvements and ensure that it follows the correct approval process before implementing 

Equipment Management 

  • Fixed assets movement and disposal – Authorisation needed by Management on movement or disposal of assets. 
  • Manage and maintain asset stock, ensure that assets are controlled and not abused 
  • Report any discrepancies to management 
  • Ensure accurate stock counts on assets on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and submit on time 
  • Ensure that equipment is always clean 


  • Matric 
  • Relevant tertiary qualification advantageous 
  • Previous staff management experience 
  • Previous experience in stock management 
  • Knowledge & experience of kitchen operations is advantageous 
  • Health & Safety knowledge and experience 

Skills and Attributes: 

  • Logical, critical thinking and problem solving abilities 
  • Report writing and admin skills  
  • Professional communication skills  
  • Proactive 
  • Computer proficiency 
  • Excellent leadership and decision-making skills 
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently under pressure 
  • Excellent organisational and time management skill