Executive Chef – Private Luxury Lodge – Botswana

Location: Botswana

Kendrick Recruitment is recruiting for an Executive Chef for a well known luxury safari company based in Botswana. This particular role is based at a 5 exclusive lodge in Northern Botswana. We are looking for someone who has a passion for the bush and enjoys creating 5 dishes for international guests. We are looking for someone who is able to develop new, innovative, delicous dishes and the ability to think on your feet when in the kitchen, someone with  great leadership skills and the ability to develop your team in a way that allows them to grow in confidence and ability in the kitchen.


Responsibilities include:

Management and participation of daily kitchen operations and food production in camp
Menu planning in line with seasonal availability and trends
Menu planning in line with dietary restrictions
Costing, ordering and stock control
Training and developing the kitchen team
Managing, motivating and mentoring staff members
Requirements include:

Tertiary qualifications

Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a similar position, preferably in a remote environment
Experience in menu planning, stock taking and ordering for 5 star establishment – preferably remote environment lodge type establishment
Experience in successful staff training and mentoring
Experience in kitchen team management
Fully computer literate in Windows suite
Excellent self-motivation and initiative
Ability to work harmoniously with management and staff of all levels
Ability to be resourceful, creative and work well under pressure and unsupervised
Minimum 3 contactable references
Highly competitive package is offered with this role – this includes flights in and out of concession on leave cycles, full live in accommodation, meals and uniform a contribution towards medical aid a 3 months on 1 month off work cycle and an option of a discretionary bonus payable in December. You must be willing to work in remote locations for extended periods of time and enjoy the life style that this opportunity offers