An upmarket safari camp in the Serengeti is looking for Chefs.
Experience & Skills required include

  • Professional training as Chef with certificates in food preparation and hygiene
  • Cooking experience of not less than 3 years, especially in a restaurant environment
  • High standard of running a busy kitchen, including stock control, food hygiene, waste management and staff liaison
  • Passionate about producing quality dishes and menu planning
  • Ability to speak English/Swahili
  • Team player, works well with others
  • Happy to work in a remote location like Serengeti

Detail of job to be performed:

  • To ensure the food preparation and serving of all meals to guests are done to a high standard as per menu guidelines
  • To interpret the day sheet and note any dietary requirements for guests, and ensure this information is filtered down to the kitchen staff and communicated with the wait staff regularly.
  • To regularly clean all kitchen shelves, crockery and cutlery, as well as ovens and equipment
  • To ensure the correct issuing of quantities and quality of product based on the menu matrix for meals on a daily basis.
  • To maintain a consistent level of food preparation during daily cooking duties
  • To maintain the correct separation of waste as prescribed in the ‘Trash policy’, and to ensure that the waste is correctly disposed of at the back of house area
  • To maintain high personal hygiene levels to ensure that food is not contaminated whilst in the process of preparing, cooking and plating.
  • To adhere to, learn and practice any new methods of cooking, recipes for dishes that are on the menu matrix
  • To ensure the security of stock taken once issued from the main stores to be used for the day
  • To assist camp supervisor with stocktaking and to liaise with operations manager on supplies ordering
  • To maintain and use correctly all assets associated with the position of chef including but not limited to ovens, gas cylinders, blenders, fridges and freezers, cutlery and crockery, as well as basins, taps and water supply in the kitchen
  • To ensure a clean and sanitary kitchen and back-of-kitchen area on a daily basis
  • Report to the office any maintenance issues that need to be addressed that during the course of your duties hinder you carrying out your duties
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties as deemed fit by the Camp management.

Please send us a Cover Letter & CV to <>. Make sure you include valid referee’s contact details (both email & direct phone contact). Also state your salary expectations (give a specific figure) in your cover letter. Deadline for the application is 26th May 2023. The subject of your email should read “CAMP CHEF” or “CAMP COOK”, according to the position you are applying for and the skill level you possess. Interviews will commence as early as 23rd May 2023 for the shortlisted candidates. (If the position is not filled by 31st May 2023, we will accept a second round of applications in the first 2 weeks of June.)


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please be prepared for a practical interview in the Serengeti at the end of May, or in the month of June.
Both men and women are welcome to apply.
Anyone who may have less training/experience than indicated above are welcome to apply. If the candidate can demonstrate a promising level of skills and a commitment to succeed, he or she would be considered to be a Cook or a Kitchen Hand.

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