The Presidency is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote
representivity (race, gender and disability). The candidature of persons whose transfer/appointment will
promote representivity will receive preference. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATIONS : The Presidency, Private Bag X1000, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand deliver at Government
Avenue, Union Buildings
FOR ATTENTION : Ms Kefilwe Maubane
CLOSING DATE : 20 July 2018
NOTE : Applications must be submitted on form Z83 and should be accompanied by
certified copies of qualifications, ID as well as a comprehensive CV in order to be
considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications
evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Short-listed
candidates for SMS post will be required to undergo competency-based
assessment and they will also be required to enter into a performance agreement
and sign a financial disclosure annually. Correspondence will be limited to
successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 3 months after
the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was
unsuccessful. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a pre-employment
screening and a Top Secret security vetting to determine the suitability of a person
for employment. Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your
application not being considered.


Directorate: Accommodation & Households
SALARY : R356 289 per annum (Level 09)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : A senior Certificate plus an appropriate Bachelor’s degree/ National Diploma or
equivalent qualification on NQF level 6 in Catering Management or related field in
Culinary Studies. Minimum of three (3) years’ relevant experience working in a
Hotel, boutique Guest House, Game Reserve or Up Market Restaurant
environment. Must be a good communicator (both oral and writing), client
orientated, and customer focused, honest, have integrity and be innovative and
creative. Must be willing to work extended hours when necessary and working
under pressure. Should be able to execute healthy, delicious and beautifully
presented meals, in very short notice. Should have knowledge of Health and
Safety within the Hospitality Industry. Candidate should be up to date with the
latest food trends and be able to execute these menus. Should be able to teach,
develop and inspire sub ordinates. Develop a focus on food and excellent service.
DUTIES : The successful candidate will be responsible for the co-ordination and execution
of cooking and catering for functions i.e. Banquets, formal events. Responsible for
all catering needs of the residence. Liaise with Household Manager, discuss
menus and special arrangements and do planning of daily catering requirements
at the residence with regard to functions and meetings of the Principals. Determine
how food should be presented and create decorative food displays. Collaborate
with staff to plan and develop recipes and menus, taking into account such factors
as seasonal availability of ingredients and likely number of guests. Attend to
Principals and guests personal preferences, dietary restrictions and requirements.
Setting the standard for preparation of food and beverages and ensure that the
general objectives of the household are achieved. Demonstrate new cooking
techniques and equipment to staff. Managing and co-ordinating the preparation
and service of food, beverages, setting up of tables and room or venue in
accordance with standards and specifications (menu, type of function and
preferences of the Principal). Contribute in overall event planning. Obtain guest
lists and make logistical arrangements. Coordinate and monitor time lines and
ensure deadlines are met. Establish, implement and maintain an acceptable
catering standard and ensure a healthy environment. Conduct routine environment
analysis and spot checks. Practice self-hygiene to the highest standard. Ensure
that all security regulations are followed and adhered to. Liaise, report and follow
up all maintenance requests to the Department of Public Works relating to catering
equipment and in Catering area. Responsible for supervision of subordinates,
delegation of duties. Co coordinating administration duties in respect of the
Catering section, ensuring the unit adheres to Human
Resources/Financial/Procurement policies and procedures. Co coordinating
planning, budgeting and purchasing of all items and ingredients needed for daily
operation in the unit. Responsible to compile monthly catering expenditure reports.
Assisting with managing of Household petty cash and accounting. Manage stores
and track inventory and order new supplies when necessary. Supervise the
Household catering personnel.
ENQUIRIES : Mr J Human, Tel No: (012) 342 4000

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