Primary Purpose

The core function of the Sous chef is to assist in the management of the lodge kitchen at Castleton, and to run the kitchen in the absence of the Sous Chef.

Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years of management experience in a small-to-medium sized kitchen
  • International experience in a similar 5-star establishment
  • Experience in fine dining and a la carte service
  • Ability to produce innovative and modern dishes to the highest of standards
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent understanding of kitchen procedure and timing requirements
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Working knowledge of Health, Safety and hygiene practices


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


  • A natural relationship builder
  • A mature approach to life in general
  • Passionate about the business and detail
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed
  • Comfortable assuming ownership for their role in the business
  • Passionate about sustainability and “giving back”
  • Works comfortably under pressure

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

To apply for this role, please email your CV to or fill in the application on our website!