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Company Name : The Presidency
Job Title : Catering Manager
Closing Date : 23 February 2018
Location : Pretoria
Salary : R334 545 per annum (level 9)
Ref.No : Post 06/81
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The Presidency Catering Manager

The Presidency :
** The Presidency is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Related : The Presidency Internship Programme 2017/2018 :

** 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.

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** 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.

** Candidates must have the following competencies: Communication, both oral and writing.
** Client orientation and customer focus, honesty and integrity, service delivery innovation and must be willing to work extended hours, when necessary.


** Coordinate, provide and maintain a consistent high standard of catering service, daily food and beverages services at the official residence.

** Leading and managing catering personnel in the preparation, cooking, garnishing and presentation of food.
** Meeting with Household Manager to discuss menus for the Principals, family and guests in the official residence.

** Determine how food should be presented and create decorative food displays.
** Collaborating 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 requests and special dietary demands/restrictions.

** Managing and co-ordinating the preparation and servicing of food and beverages, set-up tables and chairs in accordance with standards and specifications.
** Establishing, implement and maintain an acceptable catering standard and ensure a healthy environment.
** Setting the standard for preparation of food and beverages and ensure that the general objectives for Household are achieved.

** Conducting routine environment analysis and spot checks.
** Demonstrate new cooking techniques and equipment to staff.
** Ensure that all security regulations are followed and adhered to. Coordinating the provisioning of events management in the official residence.

** Contribute in developing events plan to ensure coordination of catering activities.
** Obtain the guests list and make logistical arrangements.
** Coordinating administration duties in respect of the catering section.

** Ensuring 59 Catering unit’s adherence to Human Resource/ Financial/ Procurement policies and procedures.
** Coordinating planning, budgeting and purchasing of all the catering operations within the establishment.
** Responsible to compile monthly catering expenditure reports. Assisting with the managing of Household petty cash and accounting.

** Manage stores and track inventory and order new supplies when necessary.
** Supervise the Household catering personnel.
** Ensure Performance Agreements are developed; conduct performance review and assessment of subordinates.

** Ensure and manage the correct catering and safety attire for all catering personnel.
** Manage work allocation and ensure employees are utilized efficiently and effectively.
** Advice the Household on policy matters related to catering.
** Manage in-service training and development.

Enquiries : Mr J Human, Tel: (012) 342 2566

How To Apply

For Attention: Mr K Futhane
Applications :
The Presidency,
Private Bag x1000,
Pretoria, 0001
Hand deliver at
535 Johannes Ramokhoase Street
(former Proes Street),
Arcadia, Pretoria.
Closing Date: 23 February 2018 @16h30

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).

** All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department.

** Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments).

** The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools.
** 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.

** In addition, your qualifications(s) will be submitted to SAQA for verification.
** Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered.

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