Kitchen Manager – Onrus needed at Faircape Group

Job title : Kitchen Manager – Onrus

Job Location : Western Cape, Cape Town

Deadline : May 22, 2024

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Faircape Restaurant and Catering, part of Faircape Life retirement villages, is located in 6 prime locations across the Western Cape, providing meals to village residents and patients in the onsite healthcare centres.

We are seeking a Kitchen Manager at our luxury retirement facility Onrus Manor, HermanusThe Kitchen Manager plays a pivotal role within our facility, the successful incumbent will be responsible for overseeing stock levels, health and safety, food wastage, and administrative functions within the kitchen. 

If you thrive within a fast-paced environment then this is the opportunity for you. 

Duties will include but are not limited to:

Stock and Kitchen Management:

  • Implement and Oversee Standard Operational Procedures: Ensure that all relevant Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) are effectively put into practice and managed within the kitchen.
  • Stock Management Oversight: Take responsibility for the accurate and procedure-complaint management of all stock, including food and crockery.
  • Procurement Protocol Adherence: Ensure that stock procurement follows established procedures and guidelines.
  • Coordinate the distribution of the required stock quantities to Chefs based on resident bookings for daily meals.
  • Perform regular stock counts, either on a daily or weekly basis, to maintain correct stock levels, bringing inventory to par as necessary.
  • Establish and manage a waste management system to minimise resource and food wastage.
  • Guarantee the accuracy of stock audits and promptly address and correct any identified discrepancies.
  • Oversee kitchen equipment maintenance according to established procedures and schedules.
  • Ensure that stock is stored correctly. 
  • Adhere to health and safety guidelines
  • Monitor and maintain precise temperature control in fridges and freezers to ensure food safety.
  • Ensure the timely completion of reports required for kitchen management.

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

  • Manage fixed assets movement and disposal process
  • Get authorisation from 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


  • Matric
  • Relevant tertiary qualification advantageous

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 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

Specific Requirements

  • Solid and positive references
  • Clear health record
  • Clear credit record
  • No criminal record

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