September 12, 2019
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Busy Minds Consult is recruiting for fulltime Head Cook.

Job Details

Busy Minds Consult - Our client, a highly dynamic Logistics Services company in Lagos is seeking the services of an experienced candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head Cook



  • Train and manage kitchen personnel and monitor their roles.
  • Coordinate all related culinary activities.
  • Estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food.
  • Select and develop recipes as per contractual requirements.
  • Standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality.
  • Plan and price menus for various functions and meals.
  • Ensure proper and strict food safety and sanitation in kitchen.
  • Responsible for meeting food costs via portion control process
  • Responsible for hiring, discipline, performance reviews and initiating pay increases.
  • Ability to manage a multi-national kitchen brigade.
  • To plan and implement effective food promotion and theme nights.
  • To train and develop each cook so that they can operate independently.
  • Any other responsibility that may be assigned by your line manager.


Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

5 year(s)

Min Qualification:


Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:


  • Effective communication skill
  • Analytical capacity and numerical accuracy
  • Initiative and integrity
  • Able to input date and use special software
  • Ability to communicate with personnel of all levels
  • Menu development and training skills
  • Management of details
  • Presentation of work
  • Competent in locating discrepancies and ability to resolve.
  • Competent in managing a catering multi-national facility serving a diverse clientele base from VIP to junior personnel
  • Analytical capacity and accuracy
  • Computer Literate
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Self-Motivated and willing to learn new processes;
  • The resilience to deal with periods of work pressure and diplomacy to deal with difficult employees, customers, contactors and others in the course of their duties.
  • Reliable, with the ability to maintain high levels of service
  • Motivated with the ability to effectively work on own initiative
  • Physical fitness and mental agility to successful function for an extended period if required.

Education and Qualifications

  • Minimum of an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Culinary arts or related field
  • NVQ Professional Cookery
  • Experience of HACCP.


  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in similar position inclusive supervising kitchen brigade
  • Experience of both Nigerian and Western cuisine
  • A background in catering within camp and remote sites

Application Closing Date
16th September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: clearly indicating the "Job Title" as subject of your mail.

Note: Dates of each of your work experience should include the start month and year and stop month and year. E.g. July 2013 – May 2018.

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