Head Chef

Please first read our notes to all applicants

As the Head Chef at the DEVI International Boarding School, you will be working in a professional capacity, as well as become part of a large Sahaj Family and live by the teachings of HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.

The ideal candidate must have a minimum experience of 2 years in the role of a chef, or be comfortable and experienced in cooking varied and balanced meals for 80 - 100 people.

Tasks as head of the kitchen:

  • Creation, maintenance and adaptation of a balanced menu
  • Overall management of kitchen and cooking staff
  • Maintenance of kitchen and equipment, and their overall cleanliness

Administrative tasks outside the kitchen:

  • Inventory maintenance of food, with JIT inventory control
  • Food sourcing from different suppliers (placing orders, comparing prices and offers and quality of products)
  • Managing the budget with accurate records

Expected skills:

  • Work well in high-pressure environments, be flexible and practical
  • Familiarity with the Rational Self-Cooking Centre oven and how to use and program with meals and menus (training provided)
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Comfortable in using kitchen equipment with ease and speed
  • Diplomacy and humility in communication towards all
  • A good understanding of a healthy and balanced diet
  • Previous experience as a chef
  • Some experience in catering for large events and gatherings
  • Familiarity with food sanitation regulations

The DEVI School is a non-profit school and all staff are Volunteer Charitable Workers. The stipend for all staff is $500.00 per month (full month worked) with room and board included.

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