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Sep 22, 2017

AFEX Food and Beverage Manager 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:
Food and Beverage Manager
Job Summary: In charge of all things related to the kitchen, restaurant and the bar including menu creation, dish presentation, bar inventory, front of house and management of staff. 

Working with the Executive Chef to oversee the food that is prepared in the Kitchen, and helping in maximizing the productivity of Chefs and the kitchen staff.
Plan menus and coordinate the operations of the Kitchen, restaurant and bar. 

Oversee the inventory and stock of all items needed in the kitchen, bar and restaurant.
Key Duties and Tasks:
  • Overall in charge of the restaurant, ensure that the restaurant is ready for the meal service, coordinate with the Chefs to minimize service time
  • In charge of the general cleaning and maintenance of the restaurant/kitchen/bar equipment Maintain proper and accurate cleaning schedule for all equipment
  • Report equipment failures to the maintenance supervisor as well as keep track of service schedule.
  • Organize and supervise the waiters before/during/after meals to ensure that the client get high quality service as stated in the contract.
  •  Ensure that regular on-the-job training is carried out, so as to improve staff performance and productivity
  • Work with the senior waiter to ensure that shifts are planned and all clients are served as quickly as possible and efficiently.
  • Ensure that staff work as per the stated working schedules and monitor work plans and keep track of staff time sheets
  • Follow up with the Chefs to make sure that all food leaving the kitchen is checked for quality, quantity, temperature and presentation
  • Together with the Executive Chef create a cycle menu, cost the menu and prepare food order based on the menu
  • Ensure that the Chefs are familiar with the day’s menus and that the raw supplies are available in the kitchen.
  • Maintain an efficient FIFO system in the departments
  • Ensure that sufficient stocks of food and beverages, minimize wastage
  • Audit your departments & address issues raised, check food standards and ensure that all kitchen staff meet regulations.
  • Handle any client complaints, ensuring that the issue is resolved and that the client receives feedback
  • Monitor and evaluate staff performance, identifying areas which need development and help them to improve
  • Train AFEX employees to enable them provide quality service to the clients
  • Work in full accordance with AFEX Group policies, procedures, work instructions and all relevant elements of AFEX Management Systems
  • Ensure that food temperature logs SOPs are adhered to and relevant backup documents are available for audits.
  • Ensure HACCP is followed 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 are met
  • Ensure that Cost of good is at the required levels
  • Maximizing sales and ensure that the company is profitable
  • In charge of the departmental budget and establishing financial targets and forecasts and identify way in which the company can save
  • Achieve company’s financial targets
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Degree in food production or relevant field
  • Diploma in F&B service
  • Must have experience of bar work and bar inventory
  • HACCP certification
  • Willingness to work in South Sudan
  • Min 5 years management experience in hotel industry with a very good knowledge of food production
  • Must have event and function experience
  • Must be able to provide promotions
  • Ability to prioritize and self-motivate
  • Delivering accurate and timely results
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to make sound decisions
  • Management and control of stock – ordering/recording/costing
  • Menu planning/staff rostering/leave planning etc.
  • Ability to manage cost and cost controls for stock/menus/staffing
  • Ability to produce and manage a training plan and development for team
  • Must be able to work as a key member of the management team and have the ability to make decisions
How to Apply

Applicants meeting the above requirements should send their applications and a detailed Curriculum Vitae giving full details of their qualifications, experience and full contact address including day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address and names and contact details of three referees by 30th September 2017 to [email protected]
NB:  Please include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of your email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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