Primary Purpose

  • Train and develop trainee chefs at the Singita Community Culinary School in all sections of the kitchen
  • Supervise trainee chefs
  • Manage the staff canteens
  • Hosting guest cooking classes and events


Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of one and a half years management experience in a medium sized kitchen with a history of on-the-job training
  • Broad knowledge of basic cooking skills
  • Assertiveness, patience and good organisational skills
  • Understanding of kitchen procedures and timing requirements and be able to plan accordingly
  • Passionate about being a chef and doing kitchen-related duties
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to implement and maintain health and hygiene procedures
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and the use of firefighting equipment
  • First-aid training
  • The ability to deal with constructive criticism and present healthy, innovative dishes
  • Formal training from a recognised chef training establishment would be an advantage (e.g. ICA/Silwood)



Core to the success of the individual in this role is that their personal values are aligned with Singita’s.



  • Creativity
  • Passion
  • Business Sense
  • Attention to Detail
  • Team Player
  • Practice
  • Multitask
  • Commitment to Quality
  • Quick Decisions
  • Development of staff
  • Handle Criticism


Work style and approach:

  • Curious and passionate about our industry
  • A collaborative working style
  • Has a flexible approach
  • Has a sophisticated approach to communicating via the various channels
  • A quick learner



  • Training of the SCCS trainees in line with the Singita Standard
  • Providing staff with nutritionally balanced meals
  • Financial management of the staff canteens
  • Ensuring that the cleanliness and hygiene of the Staff canteen kitchens are of the highest standard
  • HACCP implementation in staff kitchen and canteen
  • Correct use and maintenance of kitchen equipment
  • Maintaining fridges and stores to the highest hygiene and stock rotation standards
  • Communication with head chefs in Singita to ensure progression of trainees in Singita kitchens
  • Achieving service excellence through teamwork
  • Providing unique guest experiences in SCCS to assist with our fundraising goals


To apply for this role, please email your CV to