The core function of the Senior Sous chef is the management of the lodge kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef.

Skills & Experience

• A minimum of 5 years management experience in a 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


• Supervision and training of kitchen brigade
• Preparation of food in line with Singita Excellence
• Guest interaction to enrich guest satisfaction
• Management of staff canteens
• Administration of orders & stock control to minimize shortages and wastage
• 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 and maintaining stock rotation standards
• Communication with kitchen and lodge front of house staff to ensure the smooth running of the department
• Actively contribute to Singita’ssustainability programmes


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