Junior Chef



Junior Chef
Faircape Group
Cape Town, Western Cape


Posted 24 November 2021

Job Details

Job Description

The Faircape Group operates 6 high end retirement/lifestyle villages in the Western Cape.

We are looking for a Junior Chef to assist the Chef at Tokai Estate.

If you are energetic with with a creative flair and want to work for a well established company, this is the ideal role for you!

Reporting to the Chef, the Junior Chef will assist in taking charge of a shift, taking control of the kitchen which will include but not limited to preparation, safety, hygiene, staff management, stock control and waste management

The job duties include, but is not limited to the following

Meal Preparation and Presentation 

  • Control cooking of all food from preparation to presentation
  • Safety procedures
  • Equipment usage
  • Following meal specs

Health and Safety

  • High Standards of Food hygiene
  • Ensure GMP and documention is up to date
  • Ensure entire kitchen is clean and hygienic
  • Ensure daily and weekly cleaning schedules are adhered to
  • Attend monthly health and safety meeting

Coffee Shop & Cafe Fridge

  • Quality of café product
  • Baking of café goods
  • Monitoring and management of the café fridge

Staff management & Training

  • Control all subordinate staff
  • Ensure staff follows procedures correctly
  • Ensure that all staff is trained on the required policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all staff is trained on all cooking methods needed to perform their job
  • Ensure that all staff is trained on how to use the equipment correctly and safely

Stock Control

  • Printing Specs
  • Following Specs
  • FIFO
  • Wastage control
  • Assisting in Stocktakes
  • Labelling of all items as per procedure

Administration & Reporting

  • Daily paperwork
  • Check sheets
  • Weekly chefs report


  • Chef’s diploma / qualification from a registered tertiary education provider
  • At least 2 years work experience in similar environment
  • Strong knowledge of proper food handling procedures
  • Strong knowledge of GMP practices
  • Able to work as part of a team in a busy kitchen atmosphere
  • Knowledge of various cooking and baking techniques and methods
  • Quality orientated
  • Ability to follow all sanitation procedures
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong administration skills
  • Excellent physical condition and stamina

Working hours: You will be required to work 16.25 shifts per month, from 07h00 to 19h00, Normal working days are Monday to Sunday, according to the roster. Need to be flexible to accommodate the standby procedure of the company.

Specific Requirements:

  • No criminal record
  • Contactable references
  • Vaccinated against covid-19 or prepared to be vaccinated prior to commencing job

Salary on offer from R8,000 Cost To Company per month

Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.