May 112017

Duma Works is recruiting an Executive Chef for Turaco Nest Hotel in Uganda; a boutique hotel which is part of Turaco homes, a group Boutique accommodation in Uganda.

The hotel is looking for a chef who can do continental & Chinese dishes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The executive chef will train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities;

  • Plan and price menus.
  • Select and develop recipes.
  • Standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality.
  • Establish presentation technique and quality standards.
  • Ensure proper equipment operation/maintenance.
  • Ensure food safety from purchasing, storing, prepping and cooking by enhancing laid down food safety policies.
  • Oversee special catering events and may also offer culinary instruction and/or demonstrate culinary techniques.
  • The executive chef directly supervises kitchen personnel with responsibility for hiring, discipline and performance reviews.


  • Previous experience with food cost control, demonstration cooking, menu development, and pricing and development of culinary team preferred.
  • Premise and liability accountability and contract-managed service experience is desirable.
  • 4 or more years of experience in a similar position and culinary management experience.
  • Excellent cooking skills.
  • An understanding of produce and ingredients’
  • Ability to cost and write down recipes
  • Know how to use a Point of Sale back office system and the ability to use the system to track inventory and receive good etc.
  • Creative enough to develop and play around with recipes without supervision.
  • Should have at least 4 years of culinary experience.


  • The ideal candidates will possess culinary diploma/degree
  • Candidates trained at Utalii college preferred.

Core competencies:

  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Planning


Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to marking the subject as “2805”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2805 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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