Job Summary

A first-class boutique hotel in the Victoria Island area of Lagos has an opening

  • Minimum Qualification: OND
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements


The candidate’s job responsibilities will include:

  • Studying recipes and gathering all necessary ingredients, 

  • Setting up the kitchen with cooking utensils and equipment like knives, pans and food scales.

  • Setting up menus and preparing high-quality dishes. 

  • Ability to prepare continental dishes and pastry.

  • Cooking food in a timely manner.

  • Ability to delegate tasks to kitchen staff to ensure meals are prepared in a timely manner.

  • Must be familiar with sanitation regulations.

  • Experience with advanced cooking techniques and non-traditional ingredients is also required.

  • Inform wait staff about daily specials.

  • Ensure appealing plate presentation.

  • Supervise Cooks and assist as needed.

  • Slightly modify recipes to meet customers’ needs and requests (e.g., reduce salt, remove dairy)

  • Monitor food stock and place orders.

  • Check freshness of food and discard out-of-date items.

  • Experiment with recipes and suggest new ingredients.

  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations within the kitchen area.


Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • A minimum of an OND from a Polytechnic. Specialty in Hospital will give candidate added advantage. Culinary school diploma preferred.

  • Ability to prepare continental dishes and pastry.

  • Ability to read and write.

  • Proven work experience as a Chef or Cook.

  • Hands-on experience with various kitchen equipment (e.g., grillers and pasta makers)

  • Advanced knowledge of culinary, baking and pastry techniques.

  • Leadership skills.

  • Ability to remain calm and undertake various tasks.

  • Excellent time management abilities.

  • Up-to-date knowledge of cooking techniques and recipes.

  • Familiarity with sanitation regulations.


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