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Head Chef Job Presbyterian University of East Africa

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Job Description

The Head Chef at Presbyterian University of East Africa (PUEA) Restaurant is responsible for overseeing the culinary operations and ensuring the delivery of high-quality food services to the university community. This role requires a creative and skilled professional who can lead a team, manage kitchen operations, and maintain the highest standards of food preparation and presentation.


  • Culinary Arts degree or relevant certification is preferred;
  • Proven experience as a Head Chef or similar role in a high-volume food service establishment;
  • In-depth knowledge of various culinary techniques, cooking methods, and international cuisines;
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate kitchen staff;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Knowledge of food safety and hygiene regulations;
  • Creativity and ability to develop innovative menus while considering dietary requirements;
  • Strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders, including kitchen staff, front-of-house personnel, and management;
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive attitude in a fast-paced environment;

Duties and Responsibilities

The Head Chef shall be responsible for and perform functions which include but not limited to the following:

  • Plan and develop menus in collaboration with the catering manager and university management and nutritionists to meet the dietary needs and preferences of the university community;
  • Manage the overall culinary operations, including food preparation, cooking, and presentation;
  • Supervise and train kitchen staff, ensuring adherence to standardized recipes, food safety, and hygiene protocols;
  • Monitor food quality, portion sizes, and presentation to ensure consistency and customer satisfaction;
  • Maintain inventory levels, order supplies, and manage the cost of ingredients to ensure efficient kitchen operations;
  • Collaborate with the purchasing department to source fresh and high-quality ingredients;
  • Stay updated on industry trends, new cooking techniques, and menu innovations to enhance the dining experience at PUEA Restaurant;
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations, including sanitation and cleanliness standards;
  • Collaborate with the service staff to coordinate food service and address any customer concerns or special requests;
  • Participate in special events, culinary competitions, and other relevant activities to promote PUEA Restaurant and showcase culinary excellence;


The terms of service for the positions will be on Contract Terms renewable based on satisfactory performance.

How to Apply

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. The University does not charge any fee for the recruitment and selection process.

Interested candidates who satisfy the requirements above should forward their applications together with updated Curriculum Vitae plus copies of the certificates and testimonials. Qualified candidates should submit hard or soft copies of the application to or the physical address below, clearly indicating the reference number of the position applied.

The applications should reach the undersigned not later than Monday, 31st July 2023 by close of business.

The Presbyterian University of East Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

The Vice Chancellor

The Presbyterian University of East Africa

P.O. Box 387- 00902, Kikuyu, Kenya Email:

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