Executive Head Chef

at Alderson Gray Executive Search (view profile)
Location Zanzibar, Abroad
Date Posted March 2, 2018
Category Head Chef
Job Type Full-time
Area Abroad


Jambo! Hakuna Matata!

Can you bring a ‘touch of SPICE’ to my client’s resort in Zanzibar who wish to appoint an Executive Head Chef?

Zanzibar, referred to as Spice Island, is from experience a tiny piece of cultural heaven, where one will find more spice markets then sand (almost!), snow white beaches lined with palm trees, fringed by the turquoise Indian Ocean.

Need someone a little unusual… an out of the box thinker who is young, feisty, looking for a real challenge perhaps a Chef looking for their first Executive Chef position, willing to have the chance to make their mark on a beautiful property. You will get lots of freedom, plenty of scope to design menus, train to their standards and make a dramatic impact. Must have the ability to manage both a 3 meal a day buffet restaurant for 250 and a smaller restaurant which is mainly A la Carte.

  • English Speaking (other languages a plus) those that speak Swahili get extra points.
  • Single or married, no children.
  • Outstanding and engaged trainer who is excited about working with a team.
  • Creative, self-motivated, proactive and confident.
  • Experience working with a diverse team.
  • Strong on hygiene, able to train HACCP and model it for the team.
  • Creative, flexible, adaptable
  • Able to create menus for both the buffet and the A la Carte that appeal to broad tastes of guests (Italian, German, Israeli, Russian, Eastern European, Indian, British and French)
  • Sense of humour!
  • Work experience in East/West Africa will be a distinct advantage

Salary is $36000, flights, vacations, accommodation onsite, meals,  non-alcoholic beverages, WiFi,

If you are into diving or water sports then this is a beautiful part of the world to spend a couple of years, albeit at the same time you need to be capable of entertaining yourself on rest days as with most remote exotic islands one can not just go along to the local cinema complex and shopping mall with ease!

Is this you, if so contact mark@aldersongray.com today! If it is not you, but you know of someone suitable then let them know!