Head of Kitchen Jobs in Thika , Kenya

Head of Kitchen Jobs in Thika , Kenya

  • Are you an experienced leader?

  • Are you value-based and experienced in leading kitchen operations?

  • Are you a driven and motivated individual with an aim of growing your culinary expertise.

  • Our client is a well-established restaurant catering to a niche market in the Thika region.

  • They are looking to hire an experienced Head of Kitchen, who will be tasked with managing the kitchen team and ensuring quality food is served to all customers.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee all the food production, assist in daily food requirement orders, and maintenance of the highest professional food quality and sanitation standards

  • Ensure meals are produced on time, and sufficient quantities are available

  • Evaluate food products to ensure that quality standards are consistently attained

  • Maintain stock levels of all kitchen supplies
    Ensure end of the month inventory is accurate
    Plan orders of equipment or ingredients according to identified shortages

  • Approve the requisition of products and other necessary food supplies.

  • Delegate duties to kitchen staff as per the menu requirements

  • Ensure wastage is minimized by careful supervision of food preparation methods

  • Ensure proper hygienic storage methods are utilized to prevent food loss

  • Develop menus with new or existing culinary creations ensuring the variety and quality of the servings

  • Ensure food portions are maintained and food presentation is correct

  • Provide training and professional development opportunities for all kitchen staff.

  • Ensure proper staffing for maximum productivity and high standards of quality, stock closing and organize the issuing and receiving of kitchen supplies

  • Schedule and establish a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule
    for all kitchen areas and equipment.


  • Degree in Food & Beverage Production or a related field of study

  • 2 years experience leading kitchen operations
    Proven track record of cost control including food, equipment, labor and waste to meet the food quality goals and the hotel’s financial goals.

  • Demonstrate real passion for menu planning and leadership

  • Good knowledge of hygiene and sanitization regulations

  • Need to be able to manage staff, multitask when the kitchen gets busy, problem solving skills, and be keen to small details

  • Exceptional proven ability of kitchen management

  • Ability in dividing responsibilities and monitoring progress

  • Up-to-date with culinary trends and optimized kitchen processes

  • Charismatic and mature individual

  • Well groomed and presentable individual with outstanding communication skills

  • Male candidates are encouraged to apply

    How to Apply

  • If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Head of Kitchen) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke on/before Tuesday 19th January 2021


  • We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing.

  • Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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