Restaurant Chef Job in Thika, Kenya (50K)

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Job Title: Chef – Restaurant

Industry: Hospitality

Location: Thika

Gross Salary: 40k – 50k

Our client is a fast casual dining restaurant located in Thika.

They seek to hire a well experienced Chef who will be tasked with studying recipes, setting up menus and preparing high-quality dishes and should be able to delegate tasks to all kitchen staff to ensure food is prepared in a timely manner.

Key Responsibilities

  • Set up the kitchen with cooking utensils and equipment, like knives, pans and kitchen scales
  • Study each recipe, gather all necessary ingredients, cook and food in a timely manner
  • Delegate tasks to kitchen staff, supervise them and assist them where necessary
  • Inform wait staff about daily specials and ensure appealing plate presentation
  • Slightly modify recipes to meet customers’ needs and requests (e.g. reduce salt, remove dairy)
  • Monitor food stock and place orders
  • Check freshness of food and discard out-of-date items.
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations within the kitchen area
  • Ensure the correct disposal and storage of all food items as directed by the chef in charge.
  • Monitor and record temperatures of fridges and freezers, hot cabinets, serveries as directed by the chef in charge.
  • Ensure that assured safe catering principles are followed at all times encompassing legal requirements of the Food Safety Act.
  • To ensure that working areas are kept clean and tidy, adopting a “clean as you go” policy.
  • To ensure that all foods served under your control are served and held at the required temperatures (probed and recorded).
  • Ensure that decanting methods and fridge discipline are strictly adhered to.
  • Ensure accurate records are maintained as directed by the chef in charge.
  • Ensure that the handing over procedures and opening up /closing down procedures are complied to, with emphasis on safety and security.


  • Degree in Hospitality Management (Food Production Option)
  • 2 years experience leading kitchen operations
  • Proven track record of cost control including food, equipment, labor and waste to meet the food quality goals and the hotel’s financial goals.
  • Demonstrate real passion for menu planning and leadership
  • Good knowledge of hygiene and sanitization regulations
  • Need to be able to manage staff, multitask when the kitchen gets busy, problem solving skills, and be keen to small details
  • Exceptional proven ability of kitchen management
  • Ability in dividing responsibilities and monitoring progress
  • Up-to-date with culinary trends and optimized kitchen processes
  • Charismatic individual
  • Well-groomed and presentable individual with outstanding communication skills

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Chef-Restaurant) to
[email protected] on/before Friday 28th May 2021.

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