Job Vacancy For Chef / Cook At British High Commission

•   GRADE: A1

Main purpose of job:

To cater for Official Events professionally.

Elements of the job:

To cater official events – meals, receptions etc – to a high standard, such that the High Commissioner and all official guests are fully satisfied with the service provided.

To carry out all supervisory and preparatory work associated with food production and handling, including:  the management of skilled and unskilled staff; the forward planning of food and equipment requirements; and maintaining proper health and sanitary standards.

Main Duties:

•   Supervises and participates in the preparation of food for official High Commission events at the Residence following standardised recipes, while also being able to innovate and expand the recipe and menu repertoire over time. Supervises table settings, according to type and content of meal.
•   Teaches and enforces all relevant health safety regulations, ensuring that the kitchen and all equipment in it are clean at all times and checking the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure standards are met; plans and supervises the storage and use of leftover and uncooked food; inspects equipment and reports maintenance problems to the Residence manager.
•   Maintains records of food production. Estimates food needs and places orders through the Residence Manager, regularly reviewing the inventory to assure that adequate supplies are available and making requisitions to restock as and when necessary.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   HND Certificate in Food and Pastry/ Desert preparations-i.e. continental, French cuisine.
•   Excellent skills in food presentation-10 maximum and 5 minimum

Language requirements:  

Fluent in Spoken and Written English

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job


•   All applicants must be legally able to work in Ghana with the correct visa/status or work permit.
•   The British High Commission in Accra is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
•   Staff members recruited locally by the British High Commission in Accra are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Ghanaian employment law.
•   Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff, are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
•   Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
•   If you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.  Note: Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.

To Apply

All applicants should submit a short (1 page maximum) covering letter stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position along with a copy of their CV in English and Attached Application form, by email to:

[email protected]

Please submit only the requested documents.  Please also ensure that your email including attachments is no larger than 2 megabytes, otherwise it may be rejected by your email system or the systems through which it will pass en route to us.

Internal applicants should also submit the above, with a copy of their most recent (last 24 months) appraisals to the same email address.

All candidates: Please quote in the subject line, of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 26/15 ACC, and the position you are applying for.

Internal candidates, and spouses of diplomatic officers: Please quote in the subject line, of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 26/15 ACC, and the position you are applying for, and also indicate that you are an internal candidate, or spouse of a diplomatic officer.

Only electronic applications will be accepted.

Closing Date: 24 July, 2015
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