Office Chef

Location: Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia

Department: Administrative

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

 

Job Title:  Chef
Location:  Lusaka, Zambia
Application Deadline: Rolling

Position: Full-time

Team: General and Administrative

Compensation: Salary & benefits commensurate with education and experience
We are building a diverse and inclusive team and  this opportunity is open to any qualified internal and external applicants.

 

About Fenix

 

Fenix International is a next-generation energy and technology company. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our customers through inclusive energy and financial services. Our flagship product, Fenix Power, is a modular, lease-to-own solar home system financed through affordable installments from just $0.11 per day. We use real-time transaction data to create a next-generation credit score to finance power upgrades and other life-changing loans, unlocking modern financial services for our customers. To date, Fenix has sold over 500,000 Solar Home Systems in Uganda, Zambia, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Nigeria and Mozambique, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over 2,500,000 people.

In early 2018, Fenix joined forces with ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy. This has allowed Fenix to make significant commercial investments to accelerate the path to our mission, via new markets and innovative products. Together, Fenix and ENGIE are making universal access to modern energy a reality.

 

Job Overview

 

The role of Chef will  require you to be passionate about cooking and Kitchen  management in order to meet the needs of our fast growing team.  You will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment  and together with the team strive to Improve the experience of our internal customers.  

You will be required to be a leader  in our  kitchen  and events catering. It will be your primary responsibility to ensure that meals are high quality,  healthy and cater to the needs of our culturally diverse team.

 

Your key functions will include:

 

  • Be  a leader. Motivate, inspire and manage our existing team.
  • Budgeting and Stock control.
  • Control and direct the food preparation process and all other related  activities
  • Construct and plan menus ensuring  variety and quality.
  • Oversee the work of Kitchen staff.
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Plan and execute drinks and food Menus for Fenix Zambia events.
  • Plan orders of equipment or ingredients according to identified shortages
  • Source and maintain relationships with cost effective suppliers of quality foods/ingredients.
  • Foster a climate of cooperation and respect between coworkers in the Kitchen.
  • Up skill and train the team in catering, stock management, event planning and other areas

Key deliverables will include but not be limited to:

  • Ensuring that meals are on time every day.
  • Making sure the Kitchen and all other work spaces are clean and Hygienic at all times.
  • Continuously updating the menu with health related changes and creative meals.
  • Ensuring efficient budgeting to minimise waste and maintain stock levels of all kitchen supplies
  • Be available for functions as they arise to ensure that the food is prepared and served as required
  • Willingness to take initiative and make decisions

Required Skills & Experience

  • Qualification in catering, food and beverage management or any other related field 
  • 2-3 Years Experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience Leading a Kitchen/Catering team
  • Basic computer skills
  • Experience in Events Catering/Mass cooking 
  • Great interpersonal skills with a great sense of Team and Culture

 

To Apply

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter through the job posting at www.fenixintl.com/careers/.

 

In your cover letter, please be sure to highlight the following:

  1. Why you are interested in Fenix International, and
  2. What excites you about this particular role.

Fenix offers a competitive salary and a fun, fast-paced and high-growth work environment. We recognize the value of diversity in our workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted.

 

 

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