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About Singita

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.

Primary Purpose

The core function of the Pastry Chef is to ensure that the pastry section produces the necessary breads, croissants, Danish pastries, ice creams, sorbets, cakes, biscuits and desserts integral to the daily menus and essential to the guest dining experience. These should be produced and presented to the standard expected by the guests of a world-class establishment.

Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years cooking experience in a similar environment
  • Good all rounder in the kitchen
  • Understanding of kitchen procedure and timing requirements and the ability to plan accordingly
  • A passion for cheffing and kitchen-related duties and be determined to grow in this area
  • Good communication skills
  • Matric qualification
  • Understanding of health and hygiene issues
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and the use of firefighting equipment
  • First aid training
  • The ability to deal with constructive criticism

Expectations

  • Preparation of food in line with Singita Standards of Excellence
  • Ensuring that the cleanliness and hygiene of the kitchen is of the highest standard
  • Correct use and maintenance of kitchen equipment
  • Maintaining fridges and stores to the highest hygiene and stock rotation standards
  • Management of dustbins and recycling
  • 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
  • Achieving service excellence though Teamwork

Values

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

Attributes

  • A relationship builder by nature
  • 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
  • Naturally intuitive
  • Passionate about sustainability and “giving back”
  • Works comfortably under pressure
  • Is comfortable with change

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 jobs@singita.com or fill in the application on our website!