Assistant chef


The primary role of this position is to assist the Sous Chef with the smooth running
of the kitchen dining hall by preparing quality food that meets the highest standards
of service and customer satisfaction. The incumbent will also assist the Sous Chef
to consistently improve the utilization of the kitchen dining hall to maximise the
revenue generated by the dining hall.
• A relevant three-year Diploma or equivalent.
• Any relevant tertiary qualification in Professional Cookery, Culinary Studies or
other relevant qualification will be an added advantage.
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Commis or Junior Chef.
• At least 3 years’ experience working in a fast paced kitchen environment.
• Experience in mass catering will be an added advantage.
• Assist in menu planning and costing.
• Food preparation.
• Kitchen hygiene, health and safety hazards.
• Perform any other duties as delegated by the Line Manager.
• A sound knowledge of African cuisine.
• Knowledge of basic food production and preparation.
• Kitchen and shift management knowledge.
• Computer skills.
• Mass catering industrial equipment operational skills.
• Decision making and problem solving skills.
• Appropriate verbal and written language and communication skills.
• Multi-functions catering expertise.
• Planning and organising skills.
• People orientated, hard worker, responsible, reliable, creative and innovative.
• Respect, honest, punctual and understand protocol.
• Proven attributes of transparency, integrity and teamwork.
Candidates who meet the minimum
requirements are invited to apply for
the advertised positions. Remuneration
will be commensurate with the level at
which incumbents of this position will
be expected to perform.
It is compulsory that all applications
have the following documents:
• UMP application form for
employment (is accessible on www.
• Letter of application (that provides
detailed information on how the
applicant meets the requirements
for the position)
• A comprehensive CV
• Certified copies of relevant
qualifications, ID and appropriate
Failure to comply with the requirements
on your application will automatically
disqualify your application.
All applications should be forwarded
electronically to:
If UMP has not responded within eight
weeks of the closing date, you should
regard your application as unsuccessful.
Correspondence will be entered into
with shortlisted candidates. It is the
intention of the university to promote
representivity in respect of race,
gender, and disability through the filling
of this post.
Enquiries and details rgarding this post
may be directed to Human Resource
Management, Ms Nomsa Mnisi on
(013) 002 0056.
Closing date is 26 March 2021.