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  • Posted: Nov 29, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 5, 2021
  • Whitetree Gourmet is a seamless grocery shopping experience in the heart of Ikoyi, Lagos. Buy fresh produce and quality products for your home in-store or online. Whitetree Bistro - a blend of relaxation and flavours. Our Vision is making Grocery shopping modern and inspiring for our customers in NIgeria.
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    Head Chef

    Location: Ikoyi, Lagos

    Job Summary

    • Accountable for overall success of the daily kitchen operations.
    • Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while leading the staff and managing all food related functions.
    • Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maintaining the operating budget.
    • Supervises all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced.
    • Responsible for guiding and developing staff including direct reports.
    • Must ensure sanitation and food standards are achieved.

    Core Work Activities:

    • Ensuring Culinary Standards and Responsibilities are Met:
    • Manages kitchen shift operations and ensures compliance with all Food & Beverage policies, standards and procedures.
    • Estimates daily production needs on a weekly basis and communicates production needs to kitchen personnel daily.
    • Prepares and cooks continental foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.
    • Assists in determining how food should be presented and creates decorative food displays.
    • Maintains purchasing, receiving and food storage standards.
    • Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.
    • Performs all duties of kitchen managers and employees as necessary.
    • Recognizes superior quality products, presentations and flavor.
    • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
    • Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.
    • Operates and maintains all department equipment and reports malfunctions.
    • Checks the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.

    Leading Kitchen Operations:

    • Supervises and coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.
    • Leads shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications.
    • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
    • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
    • Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.
    • Maintains the productivity level of employees.
    • Ensures employees understand expectations and parameters.
    • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.
    • Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.
    • Communicates performance expectations in accordance with job descriptions for each position.
    • Recognizes success performance and produces desired results.

    Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service:

    • Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
    • Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.
    • Sets a positive example for guest relations.
    • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.
    • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
    • Handles guest problems and complaints.

    Maintaining Culinary Goals:

    • Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
    • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
    • Utilizes the Labor Management System to effectively schedule to business demands and for tracking of employee time and attendance.
    • Trains employees in safety procedures.


    • OND / HND qualification with at least 5 years relevant work experience.
    • Knowledge of Continental Dishes is highly required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a copy of their CV to: [email protected] using "Pastry Chef (Cake Decorator)" as the subject of the email.

    Note: Candidates living on the Lagos Island or environs are expected to apply

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