The main purpose of the Head Chef is to manage our five star kitchen and to create a profound food experience, in line with the service vision and creative concepts of our lodge.

What you will need

  • A recognised Chef Diploma in cooking and baking.
  • A minimum of 5 year’s work experience – ideally 3 of which have been in a well-recognised five star hotel or world class lodge, as a senior Sous Chef.
  • Exceptional Food and Beverage knowledge and a clear knowledge of detailed stocktaking.
  • Financial management ability.
  • A valid drivers licence with at least 3 years driving experience.
  • Good computer literacy.


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

Who you are

  • Hard working and co-operative
  • High standards of service excellence and a passion for the industry
  • Exceptional attention to detail and quality control of all items produced in the kitchen
  • Admirable communication skills
  • Excellent management ability and communication skills
  • Clear understanding of basic labour law and disciplinary procedures
  • Developmental approach to staff
  • Assertive, patient and good organisational skills
  • Aware of developments within the food and lodge industries, as well as international trends in hospitality
  • Passionate about conservation

What you will do

  • Supervision of kitchen staff and food preparation, in line with the Singita standard.
  • Effective stock controlling and administration of orders to minimise shortages and wastage.
  • Ensuring that the cleanliness and hygiene of the kitchen is of the highest standard.
  • Effective guest interaction to enhance guest satisfaction.


To apply for this role, please email your CV to