Looking for a cheffing job in the hospitality industry? Take a look at some of the jobs available below submitted by a number of South African recruitment companies. If you’d like more information, or to apply, get in touch directly with the relevant recruitment company (contact details listed below each job posting).

Executive Chef (Maldives)
$6000 Tax free

Luxury Resort in the Maldives needs an Executive Chef, with a minimum of 2 years’ working experience is Asia and Asian cuisine, and also with high volume, multi outlet (minimum 5 outlets), as well as extensive Banqueting experience.

You must be European trained and have a formal qualification from a recognized institution.

Besides fluent English, a second European language would be an advantage as this role is highly guest facing and you will be required to interact.

Seeking a highly computer literate Executive Chef who is also a strong leader.

Please send updated CV together with a recent, professional head and shoulders photograph and food portfolio to maryann@therightco.co.za

Executive Chef 5* hotel (Polokwane)
R25-30 000 live out

Creative, young but experienced and food loving Executive Chef needed for a 2-year-old but established 5 * hotel in Polokwane, Limpopo

The successful candidate would be responsible for the overall management of the kitchen. The candidate will also be required to maintain and implement hygiene standards and to take control of stock takes and staff training.

5-7 years relevant experience in a formal Restaurant / Hotel 4/5star. Strong personality that can think on their feet and work under pressure. Well-spoken and presented individual. Leader with good management skills   Creative with an eye for detail Administrations skills and must be highly organised Grade 12. Formal cooking degree/diploma preferable. Experience in running functions of up to 250 pax Able to work under pressure Experience in creating, costing and maintaining of recipes. Strong general knowledge of food and kitchen procedure

Train and motivate and manage all restaurant staff. Assist with queries and guests complaints Manage the entire service operation of the restaurant. Create and maintain relationship with guests in the restaurant. Daily meetings and handovers with staff , rostering. Maintain and achieve restaurant targets. Do monthly stock takes

If interested, please log into www.hotel-staff.co.za and submit your cv on our POPI compliant database. REFERENCE JHB000106 

Head Chef, Mpumalanga (1132)
Market related (DOE) + live in + great benefits

Required for top, world-class, luxury 5 star Lodge


  • Day to day running of the kitchen and scullery departments
  • Ensure that guest satisfaction with the food and the dining experience is of the highest level through the implementation and maintenance of a top quality style of cuisine and effective management of staff in the department
  • Meeting or exceeding standards, as well as controlling costs effectively in line with the agreed budget

Education, experience and competencies required:

  • Experience in the 5* hospitality field
  • Chef School (or similar qualifications)
  • Qualification or experience in training
  • Experienced in kitchen service and staff management
  • English speaking
  • Driver’s License essential
  • Passion for food and cooking
  • An eye for detail and presentation
  • An understanding of 5 Star cuisine
  • Experience of stock control and food portioning

Full spec available on application

Email: jason@hospitalityplacements.co.za or consultant@hospitalityplacements.co.za
Website: www.hospitalityplacements.co.za

Restaurant Executive Chef
Salary negotiable to R50,000 + potential profit share

Very creative and innovative restaurant based in Sandton is looking for an Executive Chef to head their team. If you like fine dining but creative food this position is for you, especially if you have kitchen management skills too. The menu is modern African with ingredients sourced throughout Africa.

This busy restaurant needs the services of a current Exec Chef who is looking for an exciting work place. The menus are changed according to availability of product. Some items are stable but the Chef Patron likes chefs who put their own creative spin on serving. He is looking for someone who can help do this cost effectively. So you should be able to stock control well.  Cost all new ideas daily. Stock rotate and order cleverly.

Also looking for a strong Executive Sous Chef to work with the chosen chef!

If interested, please log into www.hotel-staff.co.za  submit your cv on our POPI compliant database. REFERENCE JHB000134  

Head Chef (Sabi Sands)
Basic plus company benefits

  • SA Citizen
  • Hospitality / Culinary Arts / Professional Cookery qualification
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience working for a 5* hotel and/or luxurious lodge
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience as a Head Chef or strong senior Sous Chef
  • Willing to relocate / live in the bush

Email: Lucas@staff-connection.com
Website: https://staff-connection.my-free.website/

Head Lodge Chef (Greater Kruger Park)
R15 000 full board

5* luxury Lodge catering exclusively to International guests seeks the services of a young dynamic chef. You must love the bush and be able to stay in a fairly isolated place for 6 weeks on 2 weeks off.  Client seeks a responsible sober individual.

To create, design and implement menus that meet the demands and exceed the expectations of our guests as agreed with Senior Management. Complete responsibility for the procurement of all goods – food related and materials necessary for the food production, on a daily basis for lodge kitchens, pastry kitchen and staff canteens.

Responsibility for the hygiene, cleanliness and maintenance of lodge kitchens including fridges, freezers, store rooms, crockery, kitchen and boma equipment.

If interested please log into www.hotel-staff.co.za and submit your cv on our POPI compliant database. REFERENCE JHB000142  

URGENTLY REQUIRED – Exec Chef, Bloemfontein (1146)
Highly negotiable + incentives + benefits

Required for large Conference Venue

  • 10 years relevant experience required

Email: jason@hospitalityplacements.co.za or consultant@hospitalityplacements.co.za
Website: www.hospitalityplacements.co.za

Head Chef, Bela Bela (1150)
R35K + single accommodation

Required for 5* Game Lodge

Education, experience and competencies required:

  • 5 years 5* Lodge experience


Send CV and food pics

Email: jason@hospitalityplacements.co.za or consultant@hospitalityplacements.co.za
Website: www.hospitalityplacements.co.za

Executive Sous Chef (West Africa)
$4150 Tax free + accommodation

Seeking a talented Exec Sous Chef with a multi outlet, 5* Hotel kitchen experience.

Previous experience in a senior management role in Africa is a prerequisite, as is a proven track record in staff management and development.

You will have good experience at food preparation and organisation for large conferencing numbers and your standards and background should reflect your luxury international brand experience, which is a huge advantage.  Single status, medical cover, all meals, flights and Visas form part of the package.

Please send your updated CV together with a recent, professional head and shoulders photograph to michele@therightco.co.za

5* Sous Chef, Western Cape (1152)
Highly negotiable + live in benefits

Required for private Game Lodge in the Karoo

Education, experience and competencies required:

  • 5 years’ 5* Lodge/fine dining property experience

Send CV and food pics

Email: jason@hospitalityplacements.co.za or consultant@hospitalityplacements.co.za
Website: www.hospitalityplacements.co.za

Function Chef, JHB North (1114)

  • NON BEE appointment
  • Required for outside function and event catering company
  • This position does require travel

Education, experience and competencies required:

  • 3 + years’ experience in the same role and environment
  • Must have high volume, fine-plating experience
  • Graduate from top, reputable culinary school
  • References and food pics to accompany application
  • Must have a driver’s license and car

Email: jason@hospitalityplacements.co.za or consultant@hospitalityplacements.co.za
Website: www.hospitalityplacements.co.za

Restaurant Pastry Chef (Hyde Park)
R 10 000 CTC per month

  • Grade 12/Matric
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Patisserie would be ideal)
  • Between 2-3 years’ experience as a Pastry Chef in a Restaurant or hotel kitchen
  • Candidate must be motivated, enthusiastic and driven
  • Candidate must be able to work independently, perform stock takes, compile menu items and prepare pastry and savoury items for the restaurant
  • Willing to work under pressure, long hours including weekends and public holidays

To start January 2019

Email: Lucas@staff-connection.com
Website: https://staff-connection.my-free.website/

Pastry Sous Chef for 5* boutique Hotel
R18-20 000

5* luxury hotel seeks the services of a well-qualified and experienced Pastry chef ready for a sous chef role . You should be very creative .and able to cost your dishes. 5* experience essential.

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To assist the Executive Pastry Chef with the running of the Pastry kitchen

Education, experience and competencies required:

  • Experienced in the hospitality industry, preferably in a five-star environment.
  • Must have 4 years Pastry Kitchen experience
  • Must be flexible with regards to working hours
  • Should have good interpersonal skills and be a motivated individual
  • Duties and responsibilities:
  • Reports directly to the Executive Pastry Chef
  • Ensure the highest standards of service are maintained throughout the hotel
  • Maintain control of stocks in pastry kitchen
  • Maintain Health and Safety requirements
  • Lead and manage Pastry Team
  • Control quality, quantity and cost price of all dishes prepared in area of responsibility

If interested, please log into www.hotel-staff.co.za  Submit your CV on our POPI compliant database. REFERENCE JHB000128  

Kitchen Manager (Gauteng)
R 22 000 Gross per month

  • Matric/Grade 12
  • Must have a formal chef’s qualification
  • MUST have a HACCP qualification / certificate
  • Proven work experience as a Kitchen Manager
  • Hands-on experience with planning menus and ordering ingredients
  • Knowledge of a wide range of recipes
  • Familiarity with kitchen sanitation and safety regulations
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Conflict management abilities
  • Ability to manage a team in a fast-paced work environment
  • Flexibility to work during evenings and weekends

Email: Lucas@staff-connection.com
Website: https://staff-connection.my-free.website/

Banqueting Junior Sous Chef/Current Chef de Partie
R10,000 + shift allowances

Private members club with two outlets is looking for a current senior chef de partie who has worked large fining dining functions and buffet. You should be a Diploma graduate who has worked in volume catering. You should have done some fine dining plating for large numbers 200+. You can be a current chef de partie looking for career growth as junior sous chef. You should be available to work on shifts.

Looking for someone who is looking for career growth. Join a big team that offers lots of opportunity.

If interested, please log into www.hotel-staff.co.za  Submit your CV on our POPI compliant database. REFERENCE  JHB000107

Chefs Required, Johannesburg (1165)
R10K – R20K

Qualified and experienced Chefs who are passionate about the catering industry are required for a high volume outside catering company

  • Education, experience and competencies required:
  • High volume experience is essential
  • Big event & Stadium experience
  • 2 – 3 years’ working experience for a catering company

Email: jason@hospitalityplacements.co.za or consultant@hospitalityplacements.co.za
Website: www.hospitalityplacements.co.za