Commis Chef at Lakowe Lakes Golf & Country Estate


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Lakowe Lakes Golf & Country Estate, often described as ‘West Africa’s best kept secret’, is a beautiful, luxury community nestled in a peaceful neighbourhood about 35km from the hustle and bustle of Lagos.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Commis Chef

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • As the Commis chef at the Wine bar, he/she would be working on a variety of stations in a high volume kitchen environment.
  • The Commis Chef is responsible for creating an exceptional culinary experience for the guests through preparation, cooking and food presentation.
  • He or she takes leadership role during the absence of the Head Chef and Sous Chef.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide the highest and most efficient level of hospitality service to the hotel guests.
  • Works in the designated station as set by Executive Chef and/or Sous Chef.
  • Organize the assigned work area and efficiently put away orders.
  • Prepare and sells food within recommended time frames to meet Guest expectations.
  • Operate kitchen equipment like braising pan, baking ovens, stoves, grills, microwaves and fryers.
  • Produce quality product in a timely and efficient manner for the guests or staff.
  • Responsible for maintaining cleanliness and sanitation at the assigned work area.
  • Responsible for preparing and cooking all food items by the recipe and to specification.
  • Prepare ingredients for cooking, including portioning, chopping, and storing food.
  • Prepare all menu items by strictly following recipes and yield guide.
  • Cook food according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards and food preparation checklist.
  • Prepares, seasons, and cooks a wide variety of meats, vegetables, soups, breakfast dishes and other food items.
  • Slices, grinds and cooks meats and vegetables using a full range of cooking methods.
  • Wash and peel fresh fruits, vegetables and also able to weigh, measure and mix ingredients on correct proportions.
  • Have general knowledge of cooking temperatures, making soups & sauces, preparing entrees, vegetable preparation and a la carte cooking.
  • Set-up the station with par stocks of menu items, and prepare the dishes designated for that station.
  • Checks supplies and prep lists and ensures all items are prepped in a timely fashion.
  • Replenishes service lines as needed and restocks and prepares the workstation for the next shift.
  • Ensures that all products are stored properly in the correct location at the appropriate levels at all times.
  • Communicate any assistance needed during busy periods and report any incidents to the Sous Chef to ensure optimum service to guests.
  • Check and ensure the correctness of the temperature of appliances and food.
  • Serve food in proper portions on to correct serving vessels and plates.
  • Wash and disinfect kitchen area, workstations, tables, tools, knives and other equipment.
  • Maintain correct portion size and quality of the food to the hotel's standards.
  • Minimize waste and maintain controls to attain forecasted food cost.
  • Review status of work and follow-up actions required with the Head Cook before leaving.
  • Assists in providing on the job training & development of new cooks.
  • Assists other Team Members in the kitchen when needed or perform any other tasks assigned by the hotel management.

Experience and Education

  • Secondary School education or Diploma in Culinary is required
  • Basic computer skills and familiar with inventory systems
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal essential  
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasking, fast paced environment  
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills  
  • Ability to work all shifts, including weekends, evenings and holidays.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with speed and quality.
  • Great personal hygiene and grooming standards.
  • Should be able to communicate, read and write clearly and effectively.

Application Closing Date
30th December, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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