--Mogadishu, Somalia--

Job Title: Chef

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia 

About Fijaan Caffé:

Founded with a vision to establish a social enterprise franchise that leaves a meaningful impact, Fijaan Caffé transcends the boundaries of a traditional coffee shop – it represents a movement for socioeconomic transformation within its communities. Join Us for a Cup – Step in, explore, and become a part of the Fijaan family. Relax, connect, and relish the moments that add beauty to life. At Fijaan Caffé, every cup signifies a journey, and every visit presents an opportunity to craft memories. Plus, now you can savour our offerings on the go with our convenient takeaway orders. Discover the art of coffee and community at Fijaan Caffé – where flavour and connection intertwine.

Fijaan Caffé is more than a place to enjoy exceptional coffee; it’s a gathering space where friendships are forged. Our cozy seating, inviting ambiance, and friendly staff create an environment where conversations flow and connections are forged. Whether you’re seeking a quiet moment of reflection or lively discussions with friends, our doors are open to you.

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Job Description:

Fijaan Caffé is seeking a passionate, skilled chef to create delicious meals for our patrons. You will be responsible for planning our menu, ensuring that each dish is nutritious and cost-effective, and collaborating with a team of kitchen staff to deliver food that meets the highest quality standards. To ensure success in your role as chef, you should be an excellent leader with great organizational skills and impeccable time management. Top candidates will also be creative individuals, capable of creating dishes that set us apart and keep people coming back for more.

Chef Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with management to develop and implement strategies for cost control and revenue growth.
  • Conducting regular inspections of the kitchen and equipment to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality ingredients.
  • Food menu preparation, including the creation of innovative and enticing dishes that align with the restaurant's concept and customer preferences.
  • Flexibility for accepting feedback from customers and adjusting menu offerings, accordingly, ensuring continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.
  • Participating in menu tastings and presentations for potential clients or special events.
  • Conducting performance evaluations and providing feedback to kitchen staff to promote growth and development.
  • Leading by example in maintaining a clean, organized, and efficient kitchen environment.
  • Participating in special events, promotions, and community outreach activities to promote the brand and engage with customers.
  • Staying abreast of dietary trends, food allergies, and customer preferences to accommodate various dietary needs.
  • Managing food waste and implementing strategies for sustainability and environmental responsibility.
  • Collaborating with marketing and management teams to develop promotional materials and campaigns related to food offerings.
  • Representing the company at culinary events, conferences, and industry gatherings to network and stay connected with peers and industry leaders.

Chef Requirements:

  • Culinary school degree/diploma.
  • Past experience as a working chef.
  • Advanced knowledge of culinary arts.
  • Perfectionism in sanitation and quality control.
  • Portfolio of creative, unique dishes.
  • Expert multitasking ability.
  • Great leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to run stocktaking and place orders for resupply.
  • Exemplary work ethic in a high-pressure environment.
  • Passion and pride for delighting people with food.

Application Process:

If you believe you are the perfect fit for this role and would like to join our team at Fijaan Caffé, please fill the form in the apply now bottomw and please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio.