The core function of the Senior Chef is the management of the lodge kitchen.

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’s sustainability programmes


To apply for this role, please email your CV to !