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AFEX Sous Chef Job in Kenya

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AFEX, a Lonrho company, provides camp construction, catering, management and logistics support to the Oil and Gas, Mining, UN and NGO sectors, in some of the most remote corners of Africa.  

With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, AFEX provides international standard service delivery, combined with 30 years of regional operational experience. 

The AFEX Team is dedicated to ensuring clients have peace of mind that their projects will run on schedule and to budget, with their personnel being cared for to a high international standard.  


AFEX wishes to recruit a competent, innovative and self-driven person to fill the following position:

Sous Chef

Job Summary:

We are looking for a Sous Chef who will have a real impact on the quality of food, who will be creative and have flair in presenting the food and who can train the other staff to the same standard of cuisine.

Works alongside Executive Chef to manage daily kitchen activities, including overseeing staff, aiding with menu preparation, ensuring food quality and freshness, and monitoring ordering and stocking. consistency by following designated recipes.

Key Duties and Tasks:

  • Participate and assist in maintaining Kitchen operations to the highest standard and quality
  • With the Executive chef approval and supervision assist in the following:
  1. Developing and costing menus based on AFEX standards and client’s needs
  2. Plan and order food ingredients to ensure sufficient stock for menu ensuring right quality and quantity
  3. Ensure that sufficient stocks of food and beverages are being held in the stores and that the store man is maintaining up to date inventory records
  4. Make sure that all food leaving the kitchen is checked for quality, quantity, temperature and presentation
  5. Kitchen administration, including checking the stores and fridges weekly
  • Ensure HACCP procedures are met at all times, seeking input from the QHSE officer if necessary
  • Ensure the kitchen and food areas are maintained to AFEX’s and Client’s standard of hygiene and ensure that all statutory regulations
  • Report any equipment and maintenance problems to the Head Chef immediately and follow up in writing
  • Build good relations between restaurant and kitchen staff sorting out issues quickly and ensuring that all major problems are reported to the Manager immediately
  • Carry out training for all kitchen staff on health & safety standards, technical requirements for kitchen equipment and food preparation techniques
  • Ensure that regular on-the-job practical cooking training is carried out, to improve staff performance and productivity
  • Work in full accordance with AFEX Group policies, procedures, work instructions and all relevant elements of AFEX Management Systems
  • Work with the senior waiter to ensure all clients are served as quickly as possible and efficiently

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree in food production or related field.
  • Diploma in F&B service
  • HACCP certification
  • Function and Event catering experience
  • More than 5 years’ experience in a similar environment
  • Willingness to work in South Sudan
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as an individual and in a team
  • Good customer service skills
  • Delivering accurate and timely results.

How to Apply

NB:  Please include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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