Executive Chef – Botswana, Okavango – Safari Lodge

Location: Okavango, Botswana

A well-known safari group is looking for a new Executive Chef to join its team in Botswana.


  • Kitchen Hygiene standards set
  • Responsible for training chefs & implementing kitchen standards
  • Correct chemicals and sufficient cleaning materials to be in stock at all times
  • 7 day Menu set according to Food Styling Guide
  • Training chef to be called on to do training if necessary
  • Presentation as discussed and according to Styling Guide
  • Creative Bush Banqueting according to Food Styling Guide
  • Proactive Maintenance
  • Good communications with: All chefs; All camp managers; HOD’s, Lodge Manager and suppliers
  • Good stock controls and stock rotation
  • Good administration and personnel files to be kept according to Lodge Manager’s requirements.
  • Responsible for all food orders, storerooms and fridge and deep-freezes
  • Left-over management: left-overs to be discussed and processed every day
  • Vehicles and containers transporting food to camps to be spotless
  • Checklists of all items going to camps in place
  • All food going out to guests at any time to be checked by chef
  • Chef to check buffets/dinner/breakfasts etc. at each camp at least 3 times per week
  • Minimal traffic through kitchen: kitchen staff, Exec chef and Lodge manager to enter through kitchen
  • All fridges and refrigerators and storerooms to be kept locked or keys to be left with an accountable Chef.
  • All meals and platters to be put out at last minute – fresh, fresh, fresh!
  • Quality and quantity of snacks to game drives to be checked
  • Bush banqueting, drink stops, picnics etc. to have checklists
  • Canteens organised
  • Good interaction with Guests, Food Fundi’s and other Chefs: Invite feedback, exchange ideas; be suggestion-friendly; share experience
  • Good discipline and fair treatment: Exec Chef to be a Role Model
  • Be aware of & make your chefs aware of special dietary needs Guests



  • Communication skills – with guests and fellow staff members
  • Standard of your work must exceed the standard of the lodge
  • Good organisational ability
  • Lateral thinking ability
  • Initiative
  • Must adhere to World Class Hospitality and Service Standards
  • Honest, have good integrity, proactive and driven person who has career ambitions



  • Hospitality
  • Environment
  • The surrounding communities
  • The country
  • Valid unendorsed SA driver’s license essential



  • Experience in the service industry especially in dealing with guests and staff
  • At least 3+ years relevant experience
  • Passion for creating fabulous food



  • BP 20,000/pm


If you are interested in the above position, please send a copy of your CV and a recent photograph.