Executive Chef - Lagos Executive Chef - Lagos

rest of africa

Leading Hotel in Lagos is looking for an Executive Chef to oversee all food related activities at the hotel including the restaurant.  Must be able to train and develop local staff, as well as excellent at menu development skills (food with local flavours / Euro-Fusion / Lebanese Influence).

  • Overall responsibility for the standards of the food product 
  • Be responsible for implementing kitchen standards 
  • Be responsible for the development and training of staff (chefs) to increase their individual skills and ensure promotion when possible
  • Manage all administrative departmental duties (staff files, off day schedule, hygiene standards etc)
  • Create seasonal menus for both the local & international clientele 
  • Take the food offering to the next level in all areas 
  • Excellent stock controls, ordering processes and stock rotation
  • Proactive maintenance of all kitchen equipment
  • Excellent and regular interaction with guests: build the relationship, invite feedback
  • Good interaction/ communication: invite feedback; exchange ideas; be suggestion-friendly; share experience

Requirements: 

  • Must have formal culinary qualifications and at least 5 years management experience, ideally in a 5* operation.
  • The successful candidate must be able to work under pressure and have excellent and consistent attention to detail.
  • He or she will be guest focused, have a positive outlook, be an excellent team player, committed, hardworking and eager to learn
  • Passion for food and the food experience
  • Ability to lead a team of people effectively
  • Strong management skills, day-to-day, and long term
  • Computer Skills
  • This is a 2-year fixed term position 




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