Job Opportunity at ESAMI - Head Cook

Job Opportunity at ESAMI - Head Cook

Head Cook

The Eastern and Southern African Managemenl Institute (ESAMI) is an intergovernmental regional management development centre. The institute was established with the primary objective of providing the region with Lrained personnel in a number of critical areas including policy management, transportation management, financial management, information technology management, health management, human resources managemenl, project managemenl, energy and environment management and gender management among others. ESAMI seeks the services of a suitably qualified person to fill the post of Head Cook at its Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting the Manager Human Capital, the Head Cook is responsible for day today running, management and preparation of food ensuring the catering services are provided to the required standards including:

  1. Coordinating and monitoring food preparation and presentation for effective & efficient catering;
  2. Planning weekly menus and constantly updating them paying attention to seasonal availability;
  3. Preparation, seasoning and cooking various foods as per the planned menu;
  4. Prepare work schedules for the unit’s activities such as food production, cleaning, slock taking,
  5. Initiate food pun hases and daily food requisition from store to kitchen;
  6. Monitoring stock levels for consistency and timely supply of materials;
  7. Daily consistent check of all supplies before usage to ensure freshness and flavor;
  8. Ensure that the Kitchen, storage facilities and all work areas are kept clean and tidy in conformity with health and safely regulations and promptly report any maintenance issues;
  9. Attend to customer complaints and offer practical solutions; and
  10. Ensure that all costs and expenditure are within the budgeted levels agreed

Qualifications and Experience

Minimum Diploma holder in Food production or relevant qualification with three (3) years relevant experience in a busy hotel or Institution of higher learning.

Head Cook Job Vacancy at ESAMI

Competence and Skills

This position calls for strong organizational and communication skills among others;

  1. Demonstrated knowledge of food production, food portion control and cost optimization;
  2. Knowledge of food and health and safety standards;
  3. Strong organizational, team player, communication and interpersonal skills;
  4. Ability to work with minimum supervision and meeting tight deadlines
  5. Problem solving skills
  6. Computer literacy especially in MS-office, email and internet Mode of Application

Applications with CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, and three (3) referees should be addressed and emailed to:

The Director General ESAMI,

P.O. BOX 3030

ARUSHA, Tanzania


Only applications sent by email will be considered Closing Date: 05 August 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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