Creative Chef

The Place

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The Place Nigeria is a trademark of Smackers Limited, a company registered in 2003 to explore opportunities in the hospitality sector in Nigeria. The Place is a profitable player in the QSR industry in Nigeria with great prospects and staff strength of +1300 employees. Currently, our operations span across 12 locations in Lagos, Nigeria, with rapid expansion plans to penetrate more locations in short and medium term. Our current management team consists of experienced hands with over 50 years of experience that spans industry as well as management consulting in foremost multinational professional services companies. We are constantly on the lookout for great talents who will work with us in leading the articulation and execution of strategic transformation initiatives as we position ourselves to maintain sustained growth, profitability and our position as a market leader in our industry.

Job Description

  • We are looking for very creative, open-minded chefs/ cooks, who will join our management team and assist in developing innovative food products.
  • While academic qualification and hands-on work experience is a plus, our primary need is a flair for tasty, innovative cooking aimed at urban-based Nigerians.
  • This may not be limited to Nigerian meals only but may include international cuisines that are acceptable to or popular among Nigerians.
  • Successful candidates will have a primary responsibility of conducting ongoing research on food/ food recipes, and developing new tasty food products, while also improving existing food products.
  • Secondarily, the candidates will be involved in overseeing/ supervising the company’s day-to-day food production operations, ensuring that staff is well motivated/ guided to work and ensuring that laid down standards are adhered to at all times.

The candidates will also assist in conducting research and development in the following areas:

  • Food production operating methods and tools/ utensils/ equipment
  • Food and drinks display/ presentation cabinets
  • Food packs/ packaging materials


  • Awesome remuneration package and career progression await successful candidates in a professionally run environment.

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The Place

Job Level

Vocational/Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Labour




Hospitality / Leisure / Travels

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years