An award-winning safari company with 12 lodges and camps across five regions of Africa, Singita works actively to protect and maintain land and its wildlife in its original state, to minimize the impacts of human intrusion.  It assists the people who live on the outskirts of its reserves in South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, to understand the intrinsic value of these pristine areas and experience the benefits of preserving the land.  Singita’s vision is to share a unique part of the world while respecting the natural environment via successful conservation practices across a million acres of land on the African continent.


The main purpose of the Pastry Chef is to drive the pastry style directive for 6 lodges and to be fully responsible for the preparation of pastry items to set standards and carrying out assigned kitchen duties in line with the Singita Standard.


  • A minimum of 6 year’s work experience – ideally 3 as a trainee and 3 in a well recognized establishment
  • A passion for pastry, teaching and developing
  • A co-operative and hardworking nature
  • Creativity and willingness to be innovative


  • Effectively manage the pastry kitchen in line with Singita Standards of Excellence
  • Produce new and innovative ideas for enhancing the guest experience and to complement the work done by the other sections of the kitchen
  • Create and maintain a set of recipes which should be used to produce Pastry section items on a continuous basis
  • Timeously and accurately order necessary ingredients to enable the section to produce the required items
  • Ensure that the cleanliness and hygiene of the pastry kitchen is of the highest standard
  • Ensure that the Pastry section contributes to ability of the kitchen as a whole to operate within budget, with minimal wastage and costs
  • Correct use and maintenance of kitchen equipment
  • Maintaining fridges and stores to the highest hygiene and stock rotation standards
  • Communication with kitchen and lodge front of house staff to ensure the smooth running of the department
  • Training and Development in terms of kitchen skills
  • Oversee the Singita Serengeti School of Cooking


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


  • 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 and Singita


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