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Chef – SANParks Vacancies


Commi Chef – SANParks Vacancies

Park: Golden Gate Highlands National Park


Closing Date: 1 Feb 2023


Employer: South African National Parks


Location: Free State


A vacancy currently exists for a Commi Chef at the Golden Gate Hotel in Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The successful candidate will report directly to the Chef De Partie and his/her primary responsibility will be to manage the designated area in the kitchen.


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The remuneration package includes a basic salary, based on the salary scale of a position with a Paterson B3 job grade, allowances and benefits will be as specified in the HR Tariff Document and Conditions of Service of SANParks. The successful candidate will be required to sign a lease agreement as official accommodation will be provided inside the park.


  • NQF level 4 Certificate in Pastry or Professional Cookery or Equivalent
  • 3 years of experience in similar position
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Interaction with guests
  • Should enjoy working with people
  • Should be able to work long hours
  • Basic understanding of Occupational Health and Safety in a kitchen environment.


Ensuring that the designated station is properly staffed, set up and operating as scheduled, and stocked up with supplies for the next day’s menu and in accordance with anticipated meal counts. Effective daily management of the pastry kitchen in line with senior chef instruction. Preparation of new and assigned menu items including bread, pastries, desserts, and food items in the designated station, ensuring the right quantity as per standardized recipes and full adherence to SANPARKS standards in quality and the SOP’s. Knowledgeable of all dietary requirements.

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Effectively dealing with any operational issues that may arise, ensuring standards are not affected. Assisting in other sections of the kitchen as and when needed. Participating in perpetual, monthly, and yearly stock-taking. Applying and understanding corrective actions regarding Occupational Health and Safety regulations. Guaranteeing safety, hygiene and sanitation are practiced and present through inspecting designated stations on a regular basis, this includes safe storing and packing of raw materials, and ensuring the cleanliness of all areas in the designated workplace. 

Receives items and ensures proper storage until needed. Assuring adherence to SOP regarding HACCP, food quality, preparation, recipes, and presentation at all times. Ensuring preventative maintenance of all equipment is continuous and they are in safe working condition and reported immediately.

Candidates who meet the above requirements can forward their application letters, Certified Qualifications, and detailed curriculum vitae to the following address:

  • Attention: Ms. Emmy Bopape
  • Golden Gate Highlands National Park
  • Private Bag X3, Clarens, 9707

You may also E-mail your application to [email protected]

If you have yet to be responded to within 21 days of the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.


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